Little Bo Peep Took her Sheep to the Fair

This last weekend, 26th and 27th September, saw the 30th Annual Masham Sheep Fair. As Masham is our local market town and I love all things Sheepy, it seemed only fitting that we went to take a look.

Halfway to town I realised I had left my camera at home, which is more than just a little annoying and meant that I had to rely upon my trusty iPhone to record the highlights of the day.

Sheep Fairs are new to me, I’ve been to agricultural shows before but never a fair dedicated just to our woolly friends, and as the weather was very much on our side it turned out to be a very enjoyable day out.

badger sheep
The main town square was filled with pens with sheep waiting to be judged – the variety was wide, from Lincoln Longwools with their moptops to the giant Cheviots. Sheep with Badger faces or orange fleece, they were all here.

A short walk past the church brought you to sheep dog demonstrations and sheep racing. With stalls selling sheep related products, wool, knitted items, dog accessories. I consider myself to have been very restrained in only coming home with one hank of yarn – which was alpaca but we won’t tell the sheep.


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