July 22, 2024

Countdown to Coggeshall Farm’s Sheep & Wool Festival


Rain or Shine, May 18th, 2024, 10 AM-4 PM

Bristol, RI– Excitement is building with only one month remaining until the highly anticipated Sheep & Wool Festival comes to Coggeshall Farm on May 18th. As a highlight of the spring season, artisans, crafters, and creatives are invited to mark their calendars and prepare for a day filled with fiber, fun, and fluffy friends.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the festival promises to bring artistry and inspiration to all attendees, with demonstrations and workshops providing opportunities for hands-on engagement and learning. From sheep shearing and wool washing to dyeing and spinning yarn, experts will share their skills and passion for fiber arts. For the first time this year, the festival will feature a vibrant display of artwork, crafts, and other hand-made items showcasing the talent of local artists and makers.

“This year’s festival promises to be a spectacular event,” said Shelli Costa, Executive Director of Coggeshall Farm Museum. “Boasting an exciting array of activities and an extensive list of top-notch talent, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Whether you’re a fan of fiber art or simply seeking a day of outdoor exploration in the presence of some special animals, we hope you’ll join us at the Sheep & Wool Festival next month.”

In addition to fiber-related activities, attendees can look forward to an eclectic selection of artisanal goods for purchase, including alpaca fiber, natural dye house products, handmade soaps, and crafts from a growing list of local vendors. The event will also feature live music by Atwater-Donnelly and Lewis Pacheco and food from The Cluck Truck and Newport Creamery.

Registration is required. Admission for non-members is $12 for adults and $5 for youth (children aged 3 and under are free). For more information about how to purchase tickets, become a sponsor, or enter into the showcase, please visit https://coggeshallfarm.org/event/sheep-and-wool-festival/.  The festival will take place rain or shine.

This year’s Sheep & Wool Festival is made possible thanks to the generous support of our sponsors: Bristol Marine, BayCoast Bank, Sunshine Fuels & Energy Services, and The Coffee Depot.

About Coggeshall Farm: Set on 48 acres of coastal farmland in Bristol, Rhode Island, Coggeshall Farm recreates the daily experience of tenant farmers on a salt marsh farm in the late 18th century. With a new, innovative partnership with Old Sturbridge Village, Coggeshall will expand and enhance the visitor experience through live interpretation, enriching events and educational programming, historic structures, heirloom plants and gardens, and heritage-breed animals.


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