Black Sheep Gathering

Black Sheep Gathering for 2021
has been cancelled

It is with deep regret and sadness that we inform our many friends and business partners that the Black Sheep Gathering will not convene in 2021 to minimize further transmission of COVID-19. Although vaccines may be reaching the general public by June, it is unlikely that a majority will have received both doses and achieved full protection by the end of June. The health and safety of our attendees is critically important to us, and we believe it is in the best interest of all to postpone our event until 2022.

Please visit the links to support our many vendors and livestock/fleece producers if you have the means to support them during this difficult time.

Although we know this news will be disappointing, it will hopefully be one of the last disappointments at the end of this painful pandemic. Stay well so we can all get together again on June 24-26, 2022!

To help our vendors, please visit our Marketplace page. There you will find links and/or contact information to make purchases and support our community.

We also have a searchable list of Animals and Fleece so you can purchase from farms as well.

Be safe and stay well!


Judge: Jacob Reister
Reister Farms
Washougal, Washington

Reister Farms was established in 1957 in McMinnville, Oregon and is now a third generation farm located in Washougal, Washington.Read More.


Judge: Bonnie Pember Naumann
Bandera, Texas

Bonnie Pember Naumann was born and raised in Bandera, Texas and she grew up showing Angoras and judging wool and mohair with her local 4H program. Read More.


Wool , Mohair and Alpaca Judge: Judith MacKenzie
Forks, Washington

She has worked as a textile artist for many years. As a spinner, dyer and weaver, she has traveled and worked throughout North America and abroad. Read More.


Judge: Jane McLean
The Dalles, Oregon

I’m Northwest Regional Spinners Association trained. I have helped judge at NwRSA Conferences. Read More.