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

Page Last Updated: 24-Sep-23

ALWAYS THE THIRD FULL WEEKEND IN OCTOBER
OCTOBER 21, 2023 - 9am-5pm
OCTOBER 22, 2023 - 9am-4pm

Dutchess County Fairgrounds
MAP: 6636 Route 9, Rhinebeck, NY 12572
6550 Spring Brook Ave., Rhinebeck, NY 12572

INFORMATION MAY CHANGE

PLEASE CHECK BACK PERIODICALLY FOR UPDATES

Follow these Tips and Requests to have a great festival!

No Pets Allowed 
Leave pets at home. It is illegal in New York State to leave your pet in the car.

BIG NEWS!! Look out for Backyard Green Films' crew streaming live from the event!

There’s a bag check (G on Map)
For you to store your purchases without having to walk all the way to the parking lot to lighten your load. Bring a foldable, large, strong bag with handles to fill and store until you’re ready to leave for the day.

Strollers
Some clever people bring strollers to push their spoils of shopping around. Good idea, but they clog up the vendor booth areas and are getting a bad reputation. Be conscious of others and consider parking them outside of the vendor buildings while you shop inside so they don’t block the narrow walkways in between booths.

No Mobility Scooters or Wheelchairs for Rent this Year!

We're disappointed and so sorry that we don't have a vendor to provide this service in 2023. Mobility devices are perfectly welcome on the grounds so, if you're able to rent one on your own or bring one from home, you'll have no issues using it at the Festival. We hope to have a replacement vendor for this service next year.

Rain or Shine
Wear comfortable shoes as there is lots of walking. Layers are best. Dress appropriately with your favorite handmade items to show and tell. You can always snag a sweatshirt in our Souvenir Tent...

Snacks for kids
Lines can get long for food, so prepare to handle the young hunger pains with some simple snacks until the great festival food splurge finally happens.

What not to bring
Leave your pets at home.

Plan ahead and find the vendor who has what you need online
Search our online vendor list by keyword to discover who has those special needles you like, etc.

#sheepandwool2023
Tag your shared photos and tweets

Dietary restrictions?
Our food vendors list helps you find your lunch! It’s in the program, too.

Bring a mess kit
Help bring us to Zero Waste. These are fasionable: http://www.amazon.com/To-Go-Ware-RePEaT-Reusable-Utensil/dp/B002BFPKFM

PRE-ORDER SOUVENIRS
Avoid long lines by pre-ordering your souvenirs online for quicker pickup at the festival. https://nysheepandwoolfestival.myshopify.com/

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Next Fest: October 21-22, 2023