This show is dedicated to quality fleeces for hand spinning.
Saturday Note new location Under the Grandstand
Fleece Check-in: Friday 5-7 pm & Saturday 9-10 am
Border Leicester Fleeces must be checked in by 9:15 am on Saturday
Judging: Border Leicester Saturday 9:30 am
All other fleeces Saturday 11:30 am
Fleece sales begin 1/2 hour after last judging is completed
All fleeces are to be brought to the Fleece Show area under the grandstand. One entry form must be completed per exhibitor. Fleeces will not be weighed. All fleeces entered for sale must have been entered in the fleece show. A fleece that is NOT FOR SALE must be so marked. Checks from sales of fleeces and premium money will be mailed to exhibitors. All unsold and not-for-sale fleeces will be released at 2:00 on Sunday and must be removed by 4:00 pm. Any unclaimed fleeces will be disposed of at the discretion of the committee.
Every effort will be made to display and care for entered fleeces, but we assume no responsibility for damaged, lost, stolen or erroneously sold fleeces.
The entry fee is $2.00 per fleece. The pre-registration form, see download information below, must be received before May 1. Late entry fee is $7.00 per fleece. There will be a 10% sale commission charged on sold fleeces.
All fleeces must be from the current wool crop and must be owned by the exhibitor. Each fleece must be clean and free of chaff, burrs, tags and second cuts. They must be skirted and in a clear plastic, untied bag. It is the responsibility of the exhibitor to enter fleeces in the proper classes.
Judging criteria will be based on suitability for spinning. The judge may choose not to award any premium based on the quality of the submission. The exhibitor is responsible for entering fleeces in correct classes. The judge will not move fleeces to different classes.
DIVISION 1 White Fleeces DIVISION 2 Natural Colored
CLASSES: F-fine; M-medium; C-coarse; D-double coated
Premiums, each class: 1st- $6 2nd – $4 3rd- $2
Ribbons will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each of the above categories. All first-place winners will be judged against each other for BEST OF SHOW.
NEW! DIVISION 3 Border Leicester CLASSES: R-ram E-ewe
DIVISION 4 NC Border Leicester CLASSES: R-ram E-ewe
This is an added show for Border Leicester fleeces only. Premiums paid by the association.
To download the registration form, click here.
Several Fiber Processors will be available to take fleeces back to their mills for processing.