Black Sheep Gathering

Schedule of Events

Thursday, June 25, 2020

10:00am-8:00pm • Marketplace vendor booth set-up.
1:00-8:00pm • Begin receiving fleeces. All entries must be checked in by 9am Friday.
• Begin receiving Fiber Arts entries.  All entries must be checked in by 10am Friday.
2:00-10:00pm • Fairgrounds open for livestock arrival and camper set-up. Health certificates checked.

Friday, June 26, 2020

7-8am • Livestock check-in continues
8:15-9am Workshop Check-In Opens
  • Resume receiving fleeces. NO ENTRY CHANGES PERMITTED
All livestock must be in place. No livestock may arrive after this time.
• Resume receiving Fiber Arts entries.
9:00am Workshops BeginYouth Showmanship Clinic begins (free for both sheep and goat youth). *We will have the clinic in the goat arena and have the open sheep show going in the sheep arena because we can't have shavings near the goats. The clinic is a free event and is not a prerequisite to the competition.
  Sheep Show in Show Ring A. Sheep Show begins, lunch break at judges' discretion (order to be determined based on entries and will be sent out to exhibitors after June 1 and posted at the show ring).
Marketplace opens.
Sheep-to-Shawl — competition begins.
All fleeces in place.
No entries accepted after this time.
10:00am Fleece Show—Wool Fleece judging begins, open to the public.
• Class 00: For Sale Only Fleeces—sale begins.
All Fiber Arts entries in place.
   No Fiber Arts will be accepted after this time.
12:45-1:30pm Workshop Check-In Opens
1:00pm Fiber Arts—Judging open to the public.
1:30pm Workshops Begin
2:00pm Sheep-to-Shawl — competition ends.
4:00pm Fleece Show — Mohair Fleece judging begins (start time approximate).
by 7:00pm Fiber Arts Judging closes — Presentation of the Black Sheep Cup and Black Lamb Cup at the completion of judging.
6:00pm Marketplace closes.
  Fleece Show closes for the day.

Saturday, June 27, 2020

8:15-9am Workshop Check-In Opens
9:00am Workshops Begin
  FLeece Show—judging resumes.
Class 00: For Sale Only Fleeces—sale resumes.
Sheep Show continues, lunch break at judges' discretion. (order to be determined based on entries and will be sent out to exhibitors after June 1 and posted at the show ring).
Marketplace opens.
Angora Goat Shows
   Lot P: Registered Angora Goats.
   Lot Q: Registered Colored Angora Goats.
10:00am Fiber Arts Display opens.
10:30am Alpaca Fleece Judging begins.Start time approximate.
Noon FLeece Show Judging closes.
• Presentation of the Black Sheep Cup for the Five Most Valuable Fleeces for Handspinning from a Single Producer. Start time approximate.
Workshop Check-In Opens
1:00pm Sheep Show
Fleece Show open for public viewing. Start time approximate.
1:30pm Workshops Begin
1:45pm Fleece Show viewing closes.
2:15pm Fleece Sale begins. Start time approximate.
4:00pm Start time approximate. At the conclusion of the Sheep Show, presentation of the Black Sheep Cup for Best Young Flock and The Glen Eidman Memorial Trophy for Best Sheep in Show.
5:00pm Fleece Sale closes.
Fiber Arts Display closes.
Marketplace closes.
5:30pm Potluck, no host bar.
6:30pm Potluck dinner and socializing. Bring a dish to share, and your sheep tales.
8:00pm Spinner’s Lead, in show ring. Start time approximate.

Sunday, June 28, 2020

8:15-9am Workshop Check-In Opens
9:00am Workshops Begin
  Junior Sheep Show
   begins with Showmanship Competition, followed by the Jr. Breed classes. Registry Inspection Training
Colored Angora Goat Registry Inspection Training.
Fleece Sale opens.
Marketplace opens.
Fiber Arts Display opens.
Workshop Check-In Opens
1:30pm Workshops Begin
2:00pm Fiber Arts Display closes.
3:00pm Fleece Sale closes. Unsold fleece must be claimed between 3-5pm.
4:00pm Release of all animals.
Marketplace closes.
2:00-5:00pm • Release of Fiber Arts items.
6:00pm Grounds must be vacated.


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.