Cooperative Extension hosting sheep and fiber festival in Presque Isle
May 07, 2013 | 1293 views | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print
AROOSTOOK COUNTY, Maine - University of Maine Cooperative Extension has planned a 4-H Sheep & Fiber Festival for May 11 at the Tractor Supply Co. in Presque Isle. Activities will begin at 10 a.m. and continue to 3 p.m.

Visitors can meet a variety of fiber animals such Alpacas, Angora rabbits, Pygora goats and several different breeds of sheep. Throughout the day, demonstrations will include shearing, spinning and felting. Visitors can also try spinning with a drop-spindle.

Several local 4-H clubs will show their animals and share their knowledge with anyone interested. Several vendors will exhibit fiber products. The Easton Trotters 4-H Club will provide a Hot-Dog BBQ fundraiser throughout the day.

For more information or to request a disability accommodation, call the Aroostook 4-H office at 1-800-287-1469.

University of Maine Cooperative Extension supports UMaine’s land and sea grant public education role by conducting community-driven, research-based programs in every Maine county.