Sheep & Wool  

Sheep

The sheep are losing their winter wool, and you're invited to the shearing!


Saturday, April 27 - 11 AM - 3 PM (rain or shine)
Springton Manor Farm
Free Admission & Free Parking


New for 2019


Parking will be at Springton Manor Elementary School. Free busing will be provided. Handicap parking will be available at the Farm.

Event Highlights


  • Sheep Shearing - The main event! Shearing takes place throughout the day.
  • Ferris Wheel & Carousel Rides 
  • Spinning, Weaving, Knitting & Crocheting Demonstrations
  • Live Music
  • Animal Education Programs
  • Children's Entertainment
  • Soap making, Wood Milling & more
  • Mobile Ag Science Lab
  • 4-H Clubs, farm Animals & Tractors
  • Family Farm Museum 
  • Games, Corn Cribs, Kids Areas
  • Plant Sales, Garden Bed Tours
  • Wagon Rides
  • Craft, Food & Activity Vendors

For the Kids

Visit with the animals (including baby lambs and goats!).

Walk through the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau’s interactive, 40-foot Mobile Agriculture Education Science Lab to learn about products grown on PA farms. 

Chester County 4-H Clubs will provide animal exhibits including ponies, milking goats, cows and swine.
 Chester County Animal Response Team will demonstrate how they prepare for emergencies and disasters affecting animals. 

Chester County Library will have giveaways for the kids and games.


Details


Chester County Master Gardeners plant sale offers a mix of vegetables, herbs and native plants. The Chester County Food Bank will showcase their partnership with Springton Manor through its Outdoor Classroom and tours of the raised garden beds.

Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation will be offering demonstrations. Details will be posted as the event grows closer.

Lancaster Spinners & Weavers GuildBrandywine Rug Hooking Guild, Henrietta Hankin and Honey Brook Libraries, Philadelphia Guild of Handweavers will be on site to their crafts crafts. See how raw fleece is prepared for spinning into yarn then woven into fabric.

Craft vendors will display jewelry, soaps, home decor, bird houses and much more.

Grab lunch or a snack from our food vendors.

Tour the Family Farm Museum to learn about seasonal tools used on farms from the 1700’s to the 1900’s. Watch a portable saw mill utilize our forest's resources.

Take a wagon ride through our scenic 300 acres and help support the Friends of Springton Manor Farm. This non-profit group dedicated to recreation, education, conservation and preservation of the Farm will share information about volunteering at the park. 



Springton Manor Farm is a working demonstration farm operated by Chester County Facilities & Parks located at 860 Springton Road, Glenmoore,
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