We love the southern New Hampshire fiber scene – from rare sheep breeds, to cute angora goats, fluffy rabbits and skillful sheepdogs, there’s never a dull moment at the New Hampshire Sheep & Wool Festival at the Hopkinton State Fairgrounds. Always held on Mother’s Day Weekend, this year’s festival will be Saturday & Sunday, 10 and 11 May, 2008.
Textile Travel will be making the 1.5 hour trek north from the Boston Metro area early on the morning of Saturday, May 10th. Our mini-bus day trip will whisk fiber lovers to the Hopkinton, N.H. State Fairgrounds, where you can participate in educational programs, watch sheepdog trials and animal judging, enjoy the many excellent festival food choices, and add to your stash of yarn that’s locally-grown, spun and dyed. Enroute home we will stop in Manchester for dinner at the Puritan Backroom, and be back within Rte. 128 by around 8:00 PM.
Relax, enjoy a spring day outdoors, save on gas – join us for this fun and festive event – the essence of New England!
Tickets are $72 per person, which includes roundtrip transportation from one of 3 Boston Metro area hubs, coffee break and dinner (main course, non-alcoholic beverage and dessert).