Thank you to everyone who joined us at Lambtown Festival! The sun shone, the sheep baa'd, and fun was had by all. We are thrilled to report that over 3,100 people enjoyed Lambtown Festival, making this the largest sheep and wool show in the state! Now for the results from the competitions:
This year's Sheep Show featured 112 head of sheep from 16 different breeds! Congratulations to Terry Mendenhall of Mendenhall Wool Ranch for winning Supreme Wool Breed with her natural colored Merino ram lamb (pictured) and to Andy Edmonson of Lazy E Ranch for winning Supreme Meat Breed with his Shropshire yearling ewe.
Many thanks to Geof Ruppert for making the trek from Pennsylvania to judge both our Sheep and Wool Shows.
This year's Cook-Off featured four local teams who each turned in delicious meals featuring ground lamb donated by Superior Farms.
Congratulations to Jack and Gina Simmons of Big Shot BBQ for their winning Chorizo Lamb Sausage.
A complete list of results will be posted on the website shortly.
Many thanks to our generous Cook-Off sponsors!
California Sheep Commission
Valley Farm Transport
Wool and Fine Fiber Shows
This year's Wool and Fine Fiber Shows featured a total of 152 fleeces! Champion fleece came from Mendenhall Wool Ranch, Marble Peaks Ranch, and Harvey Farms in the Wool Show. In the Fine Fiber Show, blue ribbons went to Macedo's Mini Acre, Megan Laney, and Caprette Cashmere.
Sheep to Shawl
This year's Sheep to Shawl featured an incredible 7 teams - making it the largest competition of it's kind in the country this year! Congratulations to Silverado Spinsters for their winning shawl (pictured, left). Click here for a complete list of results.
Skeins and Textiles
Congratulations to Robin Lynde and Kira Dulaney, who took home three and four ribbons, respectively, for their entries in the Skeins and Textiles Competition.
This year’s new event was a smashing success. Over 200 people - both the young and young at heart - took part in this hands-on learning experience as they were taught foundational skills in spinning, felting, and weaving with wool, as well as making sheep-themed craft activities. A special thank you to Gynna Clemes for organizing this inaugural event and to Sherwood Forest 4H for their volunteer efforts in the Wooly Adventures tent!
Before we sign off for the year, one last round of thanks is due to everyone who participated in this year's Lambtown Festival: everyone who attended, the competitors in all the events, our food and fiber vendors, our workshop students, our volunteers, and our sponsors. While our event only lasts one weekend, our vendors and sponsors can use your thanks and support year all year long!
Lambtown Festival 2018 Sponsors:
Atkinson Storage Barbara Beckworth Barbara Bulkley Bernard Sanders Barmac Farms Best Western Plus California Sheep Commission California Water Service Clemes & Clemes, Inc. Dixon Fire Department Dixon May Fair Dretzka & Associates Garton Tractor Gwen Powell Haneke Livestock Logistics The Johnson Group Mendenhall Wool Ranch Recology Superior Farms Travis Credit Union Valley Farm Transport Walmart
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