Woo Hoo! The Dutchess County Sheep and Wool Festival is at Rhinebeck, NY (less than 2 hours south of here) this weekend and I'm going! I'm looking forward to bringing home a few fleeces for those dark days of winter when I'm just looking for something crafty to do or spin.
Not sure if it'll be Saturday or Sunday. It would be nice to go to on Saturday when it will be rainy, so I can do outside work painting the door and building the raised beds on Sunday when it will be nice. Buuut - the Fleece to Shawl competition is Sunday morning (where contestant teams have 3 hours to transform fleece in lock form into a shawl - http://www.sheepandwool.com/competitions/index.asp ) and I would really like to see that. The angora goat show is Saturday, but the Cashmere goat show is Sunday. Decisions, decisions!