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Sheep Shearing Fest 2016

SHEEP SHEARING IS SOLD OUT!

Please note that Stone Barns Center will be open to ticket-holders only on the day of Sheep Shearing Fest.


Join us for Sheep Shearing Fest! At the end of a long winter, help us celebrate the arrival of spring, the growth of tender new grass and the animals that thrive on our pastures.

Individual Ticket Information
Youth (2-14): $15

Adult (15+): $30
Children under the age of 2 do not need tickets.

Enjoy family-friendly activities, crafts, live music, and seasonal fare from local vendors*. Here are just some of the highlights:

  • Watch the farmers shear our flock of sheep

  • Learn about wool and pasture-raised sheep
  • Observe professional weavers and spinners

  • Try your hand at carding, combing and felting wool
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Join our farmers and educators for farm demonstrations and tours

  • When the shearing is done, help us herd our sheep from the barnyard to the pasture

 

Sheep Shearing Fest will be held rain or shine.

Stone Barns Center has a strict no dogs policy at Sheep Shearing Fest.

Proceeds from this event support Stone Barns Center. No refunds are available once tickets have been purchased.
*Items from vendors are available for cash purchase.


EXCLUSIVE TICKET PACKAGES
In addition to individual tickets, we offer exclusive ticket packages with perks like preferred parking, access to our Garden Lounge with complimentary snacks and beverages, and the opportunity to participate in special activities.

 Your purchase of a special ticket package will help Stone Barns Center continue to grow good food and ideas to change the way America eats and farms.


$1,000 Heirloom Sponsor (fair-market value: $210)

IMPACT: Helps provide two beginning farmers with scholarships for the annual Young Farmers Conference
• 6 Sheep Shearing Fest tickets
• 6 access passes for the Garden Lounge
• 2 preferred parking passes
• One private tour of Stone Barns Center (up to 15 people) to be arranged with Stone Barns staff for a later date

$500 Heritage Sponsor (fair-market value: $140)

IMPACT: Helps provide a summer Farm Camp scholarship to a high-needs student
• 4 Sheep Shearing Fest tickets
• 4 access passes for the Garden Lounge
• 1 preferred parking pass

$150 Celebration Ticket (fair-market value: $35)
IMPACT: Helps provide cooking supplies to urban high school students through the Mobile Kitchen Classroom
• 1 Sheep Shearing Fest ticket
• 1 access pass for the Garden Lounge

About the Garden Lounge
A light continental breakfast buffet will be offered from 10:00 am to 11:30 am. 
Beverages will be available throughout Sheep Shearing Fest from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. 
Enjoy ongoing garden interpretation and fiber crafts. 
Stone Barns farmers will demonstrate bottle-feeding lambs. 
An indoor lounge space will be available in the event of inclement weather.