Page Last Updated: 10-Oct-17

Welcome to the 2017 Fleece Show and Sale

Our aim is to provide the consumer with beautiful healthy, clean fiber suitable for hand spinning. 

WE'VE REACHED OUR 700 FLEECE MAXIMUM - THANKS TO ALL WHO ENTERED
THE 2017 FLEECE SALE ENTRY PROCESS IS NOW CLOSED.

IF YOU HAVE UNPAID ENTRIES IN YOUR CART, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PAY FOR THEM.
TO ALL THOSE WHO HAVE ENTERED FLEECES FOR SALE THIS YEAR - REMEMBER THAT IF YOU NEED TO EDIT YOUR ENTRIES, ALL EDITING MUST BE COMPLETED BY 11:59 PM ON TUESDAY OCTOBER 3RD.


PLEASE DO NOT CALL OR EMAIL MARY, SHE DOES NOT HAVE ANY ADDITIONAL INFO, JUST WHAT'S HERE ON THIS PAGE. THANKS!

 

It's new and different! PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO READ THIS.

  • The NYS Sheep and Wool Festival is run completely by VOLUNTEERS. Please keep this in mind when you are interacting with the VOLUNTEERS at the show. This fleece show and sale happens solely through the kindness of those VOLUNTEERS. Thank you.
  • All entries are done online using the module.
  • A MAXIMUM of 700 entries in total, will be accepted.
  • Each exhibitor is allowed a maximum of 10 entries.
  • The price of each entry is $4.00.
  • Entries are not finalized until payment is made in full. 
  • If the threshold of 700 entries is reached while your entries are being processed, in your cart, then any entries exceeding the threshold will be declined and any entry fees refunded in full. 
  • NEW - We are no longer using PayPal to take payment for entries. Credit Cards only. We accept most major credit cards.
  • NEW - After payment is made, you will immediately see payment confirmation on your screen. There is no email confirmation from the e-commerce system. You may want to print this for your payment records. Your credit card or bank transaction statement will display as a charge from SHEEPWOOLNY.
  • NEW - We will manually confirm your entries into the sale with an email to you. Please be patient and wait for that email from the Fleece Sale Team. During high usage times, this may take 24-48 hours. Calling us slows down progress in confirming entries - so PLEASE DO NOT CALL MARY !
  • NEW FEATURE - You will be able to edit your entries before and after making payment! This feature will be disabled on Oct. 3, 2017 at 11:59 pm. After that time, any changes to your entries will incur a $5.00 charge per entry change and MUST be done by a member of the fleece sale team. 
  • NEW FEATURE - Auto-generated bag inserts. After you have completed your payment, you will see an orange-gold tab icon on the right hand side of each entry in the list on your account. Clicking on this icon will display a printable image with your entry's data, like the index card information in previous years, plus 2 QR codes. These codes will help us during fleece check-in and sales.
  • NEW - Please print one unique sheet for EACH entry you have in the sale. Fold the page in half and place it in a QUART SIZE CLEAR plastic zip-lock bag and securely attach it - tape or staple - to the inside of the fleece bag with the side showing the name of the exhibitor, email address and the bottom QR code placed against the fleece and the sale info - color, breed, weight, price etc - and top QR code facing out through the clear bag so it can be read.
  • Yes, you will also need to include the index card mentioned below with your entry.
  • For Returning Exhibitors: There is no longer a need to write the unique fleece number associated with your entry on the index card.
  • REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE WHEN THE 700 LIMIT IS REACHED OR ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2017.  No late entries will be accepted.

Fleeces entered must be from this year’s clip, well-skirted and placed in a CLEAR PLASTIC BAG.  The clear bags should be large enough to show the fleece to its best advantage.  DO NOT TIE THE FLEECE OR THE BAG. Fleeces heavily contaminated with vegetation or other debris will not be accepted for sale.  The committee will inspect each entry and the decision of the show managers is final. Rejected fleeces will not have entry fees refunded.

In addition to the printable tag mentioned above, one 3x5 index card should be placed in a clear plastic sandwich bag securely taped or stapled to the inside of the fleece bag with the writing showing the following information.This needs to be done in ADDITION TO the sheet printed with entry data mentioned above.

WOOL BREEDS MOHAIR                                ALPACA
Breed/weight   Clip                                     Age at shearing
If crossbred, identify breeds Weight                              (juv, yr, 2 yr, adult) 
Total cost  Total cost  Total cost

 

Do NOT put the price per pound, just the total cost.

DO NOT PUT YOUR NAME OR FARM NAME ON THIS CARD.  If you wish, you may place a business card or contact information under the fleece at the bottom of the bag.

There will be a 5% commission on all sales.  Sales tax will be collected at the time of sale.  All sales are final.

While every attempt will be made to provide for security of the fleeces at the sale, the Festival will not be held liable for items lost or stolen while on display.

PAYMENT

Payment for entries, as mentioned above, is through our secure website. We accept most major credit cards. Your entry is not processed and secured until payment is made.

LOCATION

The sale will be held in Building B on the festival grounds and can be reached by using the Mulberry Street entrance.  Please refer to the festival map of the grounds for directions. 

FLEECE DROP OFF
ONLY Pre-entered fleeces will be received for show and sale on

Thursday, OCTOBER 19, 2017 - NOON - 4pm
and
Friday, OCTOBER 20, 2017 - 9:30am - 4pm.
Fleeces that arrive late will not be accepted and no refunds will be made.

JUDGING
If you choose, you may stay to observe the judging. If you plan on staying for judging, please let the VOLUNTEER checking in your fleeces know. All fleeces will be judged or graded and will  receive a red or blue ranking.  There will be ribbons awarded for Best of Class in all categories and Best Colored and Best White in wool and mohair fleeces.  Judges comments will accompany each.

GETTING PAID
While we will make every attempt to process payments quickly, please allow 60 days to receive payment for your sold fleeces.

HOURS
Sale begins at 9am on Saturday, October 21, 2017.  Fleeces still available for sale on Sunday may have a price reduction BUT the producer must first check with the show managers for approval.

Sale ends at 3pm on Sunday, October 22, 2017.

Unsold fleeces may be picked up between 2:30 pm and 4:00 pm on Sunday after checking in with the show manager.  Fleeces remaining after 4:00 pm become the property of DCSWGA.

Thank you for your entries.  Good luck with the sale.  We hope to see you in October! ;)

Mary Drumm
fleecesale@sheepandwool.com
518-784-2521

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