New Meetup: SHEEP AND WOOL FESTIVAL FOR THE CRAFTY WITCH !

From: wildthing
Sent on: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 7:20 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for NYS WITCHES MEETUP!

What: SHEEP AND WOOL FESTIVAL FOR THE CRAFTY WITCH !

When: Saturday, October 16,[masked]:00 AM

Where: Dutchess County Fairgrounds
6550 Spring Brook Ave
Rhinebeck, NY 12572
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GREETINGS ALL CRAFTY WITCHES ...AND SHEEP LOVERS !

THIS IS FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY ! CHECK OUT THIS AGENDA.Hours: 9 AM to 6 PM...SAT AND SUNDAY, OCT 16 AND 17...SEE YOU AT THE FAIRGROUNDS !

THE DUTCHESS COUNTY SHEEP AND WOOL GROWERS WELCOME YOU TO THE NEW YORK STATE SHEEP AND WOOL FESTIVAL!

ALWAYS THE THIRD FULL WEEKEND IN OCTOBER !

The Festival takes place at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds
6550 Spring Brook Ave., Rhinebeck, NY 12572.

NO PETS ALLOWED! - PLEASE LEAVE YOUR PETS AT HOME - THANK YOU !

General Admission - $12.00/day

Pre-purchased tickets - $9.00/day

2-day Ticket package - $17.00

To purchase advanced sale tickets : click here

(Shirts and Shoes Required - No Pets, Bottles or Cans, No Skateboards, Scooters, Bicycles, or Rollerblades)

Festival Merchandise is now available to pre-order. Click here for details.


Wheelchair and scooter rental available at the Fairgrounds on a first come, first served basis. Location is immediately inside the Main Gate.

DIRECTIONS :

Directions from the South to the NYS Sheep and Wool Festival at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck, NY

From Taconic Parkway: North on Taconic Parkway to Route 199 Exit (exit is approximately 1 hour from start of Taconic Parkway). Exit at Route 199 (Red Hook, Rhinebeck). Turn left onto Route 199, heading west. After 4 miles, Route 199 will bear right at a traffic light; go straight at that traffic light onto Route 308, continuing west. Route 308 will take you into Rhinebeck. At the traffic light in Rhinebeck, turn right onto Route 9, heading north. The entrance to the Fairgrounds is approximately 2 miles from that traffic light on the right (east).

From NYS Thruway (I87/I90): Travel north to Exit 19, Kingston. After paying toll, you will enter a traffic circle, take your first right off the traffic circle (Route 28). You will go through a traffic light and bear right on the exit for the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge, Route 209, heading east. Crossing the bridge, the road changes to Route 199. After the bridge, at the second traffic light, turn right, heading south, onto Route 9G. In approximately 1 mile, you will come to another traffic light and the intersection of Route 9. Turn right onto Route 9, heading south. The Fairgrounds are located approximately 2 miles on your left.

For directions and details from locations other than the south refer to the interactive mapping service below.


Visit MapQuest to find out more information or obtain best trip and distances from your location.

Public Transportation from New York City:

By Train (All trains are met by taxis):

Metro North Getaway Package (should be listed again in the fall)

Metro North to Poughkeepsie, followed by an approximate 45 minute taxi ride.

Amtrak to Rhinecliff, followed by an approximate 5 minute taxi ride.
By Bus:

Trailways to Kingston, followed by an approximate 25 minute taxi ride.

NEW THIS YEAR! There will be bus transportation (for a small fee) from the Poughkeepsie Railroad Station to the Dutchess County Fairgrounds. Click below for the two schedules.

Bus 1

Bus 2


WHERE CAN YOU STAY?

On Site Camping Applications Click Here

If you are in need of a place to stay, please visit the Travel Hudson Valley website for locations & phone numbers for numerous hotels, motels, inns, bed and breakfasts and campgrounds. Be sure to book as far in advance as possible because local hotels fill up fast this time of year.


ONGOING EVENTS & LOCATIONS


Sheeping Herding Dog Demonstrations

Llama & Alpaca Farm Displays Building 27
Sheep Breed Displays Building 28
Book Signing


Building B

Children?s Activities Building C

Workshops - On Site Registration Available Building D

Wine Tasting, Specialty Foods,
Harvest Kitchen Demos (10am, 11:30am, 1pm, 2:30pm, & 4pm Sat. & Sun.)
Building E
Two by Two Petting Zoo Area 13

Photo Contest - Photos Displayed Building E
Vendors Open - All vendor locations


Sheep Shearing Demonstrations - 45 minutes after the hour


Area 38 B



TIMES, EVENTS, & LOCATIONS ?SPECIFIC EVENTS

9 AM - 4 PM
Fleece Sale - Wool, Alpaca, Mohair Building B

9AM - 4PM
Workshops Building D

10 AM ? 2 PM Make It With Wool Judging Building E

Fashion Show follows Judging Building E
10 AM


10 AM Bred Ewe Auction Building 34
10 AM
Pendulum Wheel with Susan Stapleford - Demo
Building E
10:30 AM
Rug Braiding with Amy and Laura Heimroth - Demo
Building E

10:30 AM ? 11 AM Steve Charney & Harry (Magic, Music & Ventriloquism) Building C



10:30 AM Angora Goat Show Building 38
11 AM
Great Wheel with Susan Stapleford - Demo
Building E

11 AM ? 11:45 AM ?Mad Science? Building C
11 AM Llama and Alpaca Fiber Demonstration Building 27
11:30 AM Rug Hooking with Suzanne Crosland & Linda Miner Building E

Noon
Frogs Bugs & Animal Show Building C
12:30 PM Canine Frisbee Demonstrations Area 3



1:30 PM Make It With Wool Fashion Show
Building E
1 PM Cooking Demo & Seminar in Harvest Demo Kitchen Building E
1 PM ? 1:30 PM Steve Charney & Harry (Magic, Music & Ventriloquism) Building C
1:30 PM Canine Frisbee Demonstrations
Area 3
1:30
Frogs, Bugs & Animal Show Building C

2 PM ? 2:45 PM ?Mad Science? Building C
2 PM Spinning Bee Contest- Wheel and Drop Spindle
Building E
2 PM Featured Breed Show - Oxford - Show Time Approximate. Follows Bred Ewe Sale
Building 34

2 PM Dutchess County Sheriff?s K-9 Demonstration Area 3
2:30 PM Cooking Demo & Seminar in harvest Demo Kitchen Building E

3 PM Chop Stick Knitting Contest Building E
3 PM Llama and Alpaca Fiber Demonstration Building 27
3 PM ? 3:30 PM Steve Charney & Harry (Magic, Music & Ventriloquism) Building C
3:30 PM Canine Frisbee Demonstrations Area 3
3PM Chinese Wheel Demo/Lecture Jonathan Bosworth Building E
4PM Frogs, Bugs & Animal Show Building C







Sunday: October 17, 2010


Hours: 10 AM ? 5 PM


ONGOING EVENTS & LOCATIONS




Sheep Herding Dog Demonstartions


Llama & Alpaca Farm Displays Building 27
Sheep Breed Displays Building 28
Book Signing Building B

Children?s Activities Building C
Wine Tasting, Specialty Foods, Harvest Kitchen Demos (10 AM, 11:30, 1 PM, 2:30 PM) Building E
Two by Two Petting Zoo Area 13
Fleece Sale - Wool, Mohair, Alpaca
Buiding B

Sheep shows




Sheep Shearing Demonstrations - 45 minutes after the hour
Building 37

Area 38 B



TIMES, EVENTS, & LOCATIONS ?SPECIFIC EVENTS

9 AM ongoing White and Natural Colored Wool Sheep Show Building 37
10 AM - 3 PM Fleece Sale
Building B

10 AM ? 1 PM Fleece to Shawl Competition Building E
10 AM - 4 PM Northern Dutchess Fiddle Contest Area 13
10 AM Cooking Demo & Seminar in Harvest Demo Kitchen Building E
10:30 Canine Fisbee Demos
Area 7

10:30 AM

10:30 AM ? 11 AM Steve Charney & Harry (Magic, Music & Ventriloquism) Building C
10:30 AM Parade of Llamas and Alpacas Building 34
11:00 AM ?Leapin? Llama Contest? Building 34
11 AM ? 11:45 AM ?Mad Science? Building C
Noon Punkin Chuckin Area 3
Noon
Frogs , Bugs & Animal Show Building C
1 PM ? 1:30 PM Steve Charney & Harry (Magic, Music & Ventriloquism) Building C


1 PM Llama and Alpaca Fiber Demonstration Building 27

1:30 PM Canine Frisbee Demonstrations
Area 7
1:30 Frogs, Bugs & Animal Show Building C
2 PM ? 2:45 PM ?Mad Science? Building C
2 PM Dutchess County Sheriff?s K-9 Demonstration Area 7

3 PM Canine Frisbee Demonstrations Area 7

3 PM ? 3:30 PM Steve Charney & Harry (Magic, Music & Ventriloquism) Building C
4 PM Frogs, Bugs & Animal Show Building C



EVENTS BY BUILDINGS, TENTS, & AREAS

Building A Vendors
Building B Vendors
Fleece Sale
Book Signing by Authors
Building C Children?s Activities
Building D Workshops
Building E ATM Machine
Specialty Foods
Wineries & Wine Tasting
Demonstrations
Competitions
Make It With Wool Competition (Saturday)
Sheep to Shawl Competition (Sunday)
Building 21 Vendors
Building 22 Vendors (2 Floors)
Building 24 4H Clubs ? Food & Refreshments
Building 26 Vendors
Building 27 Llamas and Alpacas
Building 28 Sheep Breed Displays
Building 29 Vendors
Building 30 Vendors
Building 31 Vendors
Building 33 Festival Office
Building 34 Bred Ewe Auction Saturday
Building 35 Vendors
Building 36 Vendors
Building 37 Sheep Penning and Sheep Shows
Building 38 Goat Penning and Goat Shows

Tents 23 Food Vendors
Tents 27A Vendors



Area 3 Canine Frisbee Demonstrations
Dutchess County Sheriff?s K-9 Demonstrations
Punkin Chuckin (Sunday)
Area 7 Sheep Dog Demos
Area 13 Children?s Bouncey Slide
Two by Two Petting Zoo
Home Grown String Band (Saturday)
Northern Dutchess Fiddle Contest (Sunday)

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