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March 13, 2018 > Sheep Shearing Day at Ardenwood

Sheep Shearing Day at Ardenwood

Submitted By East Bay Regional Park District

Spring is around the corner and it?s time for Ardenwood Historic Farm to conduct the annual ?Sheep Shearing Day? on Saturday, March 17. Watch as the farm?s sheep get sheared, try your hand at wool carding, and see the transformation from fiber to yarn at the spinning wheel. You can make your own wooly lamb to take home. Other activities include felting, sheep crafts, and demonstrations of cooking in the outdoor wood-burning stove. The sheep?s annual haircut is happening between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Approximately 1,200 visitors took part in last years? event. Sheep shearing is done annually to remove an adult sheep?s wool. The process must be done by skilled hands to avoid hurting the animal. A sheep?s wool has many uses, such as clothing, upholstery, rugs, tennis balls, bedding products and more.

Participants are advised to wear outdoor gear or bring hats, sunscreen, and water bottle. Visitors are not allowed to bring in modern recreation equipment, including but not limited to amplified music, Frisbees, balloons, bikes, etc. Dogs are not allowed.

This is a drop-in program; no registration is required. Ardenwood admission fee for Sheep Shearing Day are $6 for adults, $5 for seniors ages 62 and older, and $4 for children ages 4 through 17 years. Children ages 3 and under may attend for free. For more information, call (510) 544-2797.

Sheep Shearing Day
Saturday, Mar 17
11 a.m. ? 3 p.m.
Ardenwood Historic Farm
34600 Ardenwood Blvd, Fremont
(510) 544-2797
Admission: $6 adults, $5 seniors (62+), $4 children (4-17 yrs.)
Free parking

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