Below are the events that the New England Sheep and Wool Growers Association are involved in. The NEYSS and the New England Sale are solely run through the volunteerism of NES&WGA members. The Fiber Festival of New England is a joint effort between the NES&WGA and the Eastern States Exposition. The Massachusetts Wool Pool was recently started up again by Aaron Loux, and is strongly supported by the NES&WGA.
This is one of the biggest sheep shows in the country that focuses soley on the youth exhibitors. Some of the best young showman participate in this fun filled weekend!
Some activities available for the youth exhibitors (and even parents): Ice Cream Social, Quiz Bowl, Skill-a-thon, Family BBQ, Scotch Aution, Fitting and Showmanship, and a wide range of Breed sheep classes!
This year the NES&WGA will be offering a venue for breeders to bring sheep to Mallary complex and offer them for sale via private treaty on Saturday, July 19th, held in conjunction with the NEYSS as usual. Check the sale page for details!
There is also a great used equipment auction. Everything from sheep blankets to feeders to fitting equipment to panels.
Both sales are worth checking out!
A fairly new project between the New England Sheep and Wool Growers Association and the agriculture people from the Eastern States Expostion, this Fiber Festival is proving to be a big hit with everyone in the New England-New York area. The Festival's vendors offer raw wool to finished products, and everything in between.
Next years Fiber Festival will be held during the first weeeknd of Novemeber, on the 1 and 2 of 2014.
More information about The Fiber Festival, click here!
Massachusetts Wool Pool
The wool pool used to be an annual event for the NES&WGA, but with less and less call for it, it became a thing of the past. Four years ago, Aaron Loux decided that he was getting enough call for it to start up a wool pool for everyone to take advantage of again.
The 4th Annual Massachusetts Wool Pool will take place June 21, 2014 at the Cummington Fairgrounds. It is a graded pool, prices varying with quality. If you have any other questions, contact Aaron via phone (413) 230-8607 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.