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.
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.