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ADULT     12.00  (18-64 years)

SENIOR     8.00  (65+ years)

STUDENT  8.00   (6-17 years)

CHILD      FREE   (0-5 years)

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Sheep Shearer

This special event will feature Graciano, the sheep shearer, who will demonstrate how the sheep are freed from their winter woolies at 123 Farm. Participants will also be able to see what happens to the fleece once it leaves the sheep (washing, carding, dyeing, and spinning) and to meet our lambs that have been born recently.

SHEEP SHEARING

SUNDAY, MARCH 18, 2018

10 AM to 4 PM

The annual Sheep Shearing Event takes place at the historic Highland Springs Ranch & Inn (est. 1884) located in Cherry Valley, CA, about 90 miles east of Los Angeles. This family friendly event gives a close-up view of how our sheep are shorn and what we do with the wool. Guests can wash the wool, learn about natural dyes and also visit our farm to feed our organic sheep.

HELD AT 123 FARM

10600 HIGHLAND SPRINGS AVE.

CHERRY VALLEY, CA 92223

TEL. 951-845-1151

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Centered around the Organic Galleries, the event offers various sheep and wool related activities including various crafts, hands-on experiences in wool processing and food made in-house using organic ingredients from our farm.

Sheep Shearing

View the sheep shearer work on removing the winter woolies from our sheep.

 

Craft Classes

From rug hooking to knitting, register for one of our many craft classes using wool.

 

Felting | Dream Catchers

Some of our more popular classes, learn how to make your own felted sheep or dream catcher. Classes take place in the Spanish Courtyard.

 

Wool Processing

Experience the different stages of wool processing, from washing and drying to fleece carding.

Organic Galleries

Twelve vintage cottages converted into farm-themed shops based on products from our farm (honey, lavender, tea, etc.). Try some sheep ice cream from the Sweet Barn or enjoy afternoon tea at the cafe.

 

Sheep Feeding

Meet by the large 'Sheep Feeding' sign at the end of the Organic Galleries to help feed our sheep. Departs promptly at 1 pm. Please be prepared to walk 10 minutes to the sheep pen.

 

Food Court

Food made in-house using organic ingredients from our farm. Some dishes are made with our own organic lamb. Vegetarian and gluten free options available.

Natural Dyes

Learn how some of our wool is dyed naturally and also try your hand at drop spindling.

 

Live Music

Live music provided by Echo Sparks.

 

Kids Crafts

Sheep-themed activities for the little ones.

 

Vendors

Various knitting and wool associations and also a local goat cheese vendor. If you are interested in becoming a vendor, please call Richard at 951-845-1151.

 

Food Menu

Food made in-house using organic ingredients from our farm. Some dishes are made with our own organic lamb. Vegetarian and gluten free options are available.

Sheep Shack

SHEEP CHEESE GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH

served with tomatoes, onions, lettuce, black forest ham.

 

SHEPHERD'S PIE

organic lamb meat, cheese, potato crust in tomato sauce with diced vegetables

 

LAMB GYRO

grilled marinated lamb meat, served with vegetables on pita with tzatziki sauce

 

 

 

 

Veggie Deli

COUS COUS

served with tomatoes, onions, lettuce, black forest ham.

 

FARMER'S SALAD

organic lamb meat, cheese, potato crust in tomato sauce with diced vegetables

 

VEGGIE WRAP

grilled marinated lamb meat, served with vegetables on pita with tzatziki sauce

 

 

 

 

Activities & Craft Classes

Sign up for craft classes involving wool! Spaces are limited, so we highly recommend you sign up online. There will be a few spots available in person.

Felting Class

Make your own felted lamb using wool from our sheep. Limited to 25 participants per class. Online registration is highly recommended to ensure spot.

Cost: $12

Class Times: 10:30 am, 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm.

Class Duration: 90-100 minutes

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Dream Catcher Crafts

Tess Emmons has a B.S. in Business with an emphasis in Fashion Marketing and Management. She recently had an art installment that was featured in the Art Institute with dream catchers. Participants will create and take home dream catchers. Online registration is highly recommended to ensure spot.

Cost: $7

Class Times: 10:30 am-3:00 pm (every 30 mins.)

Class Duration: 15-20 minutes

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Wool Weaving

Peggy Mac Intosh is a weaving designer and instructor.  She also teaches spinning and knitting.  Participants will learn weaving using cardboard looms. Limited to 10 participants per class. Online registration is highly recommended to ensure spot.

Cost: $6

Class Times: 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm.

Class Duration: 30-45 minutes

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Knitting Class

Mary Anne Colvey is a partner at Hands on Knitting Center and teaches knitting classes.   She will provide knitting needles and yarn that the participants can keep.  Participants will learn the basics of knitting and make gauntlets. Limited to 10 participants per class. Online registration is highly recommended to ensure spot.

Cost: $6

Class Times: 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm.

Class Duration: 30-45 minutes

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Crochet Class

Kandi Jackson is a partner at Hands on Knitting Center and is a crochet teacher. Participants will receive hooks and worsted weight yarn to make a small project.  Participants will keep the materials. Limited to 10 participants per class. Online registration is highly recommended to ensure spot.

Cost: $6

Class Times: 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm.

Class Duration: 30-45 minutes

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Rug Punching

Una Walker is a felter and rug hooker that likes combining the two mediums into usable pieces of art. Participants will make "rug mugs"( or coasters) and learn the basics of punch needle rug hooking. Limited to 10 participants per class. Online registration is highly recommended to ensure spot.

Cost: $6

Class Times: 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm.

Class Duration: 30-45 minutes

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Spinning Class

Felicia Wright is a spinning teacher a Hands on Knitting Center.  She also owns a Fiber Arts company called BahBah Fibers.  Participants will use spindles during the class and learn the art of spinning and will take home the fiber they have spun.  There will be the option to buy the spindles. Limited to 10 participants per class. Online registration is highly recommended to ensure spot.

Cost: $6

Class Times: 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm.

Class Duration: 30-45 minutes

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Fiber Art Wool Felted Pictures Class

zin Teng is the owner of Castle of Costa Mesa and she and her children will teach class participants how to make fiber art wool pictures. All materials and tools will be supplied. Limited to 10 participants per class. Online registration is highly recommended to ensure spot.

Cost: $12

Class Times: 10:30 am-3:00 pm (every 30 mins.)

Class Duration: 15-20 minutes

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Sheep Feeding

Join our farmer as we feed our sheep. Feeding departs promptly at the listed times (11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm). Please be prepared to walk 5-7 minutes to the sheep pen. Free.

 

Sheep Shearing

View a demonstration of our sheep being shorn of their wool. Demonstrations ongoing 10 am-3 pm. Free.

 

Wool Processing

Learn about wool processing, beginning with wool washing. Free.

 

Natural Dyes

See how natural dyes are made using leaves, herbs and other organic materials from our farm. Try your hand at drop spindling. Free.

 

Children's Crafts

Activities include finger knitting, arts & crafts, scavenger hunt game and more! Prices vary.

 

 

 

 

Parking

Limited free parking is available on-site, as well as the local surrounding streets. Please inquire about tour bus parking by calling 951-845-1151.

Accessible Parking

Handicap guests may park on the festival grounds located at Highland Springs Ranch & Inn. We recommend that you purchase your tickets in advance to avoid standing in line.

 

Highland Springs Ranch & Inn

10600 Highland Springs Ave.

Cherry Valley, CA 92223

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Sausage & Beer Festival

August 18-19, 2018

Olive Festival

October 27-28, 2018

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Our most popular event. Join us as we celebrate the blooming of our lavender. Enjoy live music, horse-drawn wagon tours, free workshops, an organic marketplace and festive food and drinks made with lavender.

 

 

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 10600 Highland Springs Ave., Cherry Valley, CA 92223       Tel. 951-845-1151     Fax. 951-845-8090