Black Sheep Gathering

Black Sheep Gathering

Coming June 19-21, 2015

Lane County Fairgrounds
Eugene, Oregon

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Come join us for the
Black Sheep Gathering!

If this is your first visit, we extend a special Welcome to our BSG family. We continue to enjoy our growing number of old and new friends.

Jacob lamb

As always, Admission & Parking at the Gathering are FREE!
Take part in one of the most unique events in the country celebrating natural colored animals and their fiber.


Come join us at the Lane County Fairgrounds in Eugene, Oregon this coming June 19-21. NEW FOR 2015: Due to changes in the Fire Marshal rules for outdoor commercial tents, we have moved many of our events indoors to the Exhibit Hall in the Convention Center. This year find your way to the Spinners’ Circle; listen and learn during several days of free Educational Talks and Demonstrations; shop at the Marketplace; enroll in Workshops or watch the pace of the Sheep-to-Shawl competition on Friday in the Exhibit Hall. Check out the Expo Hall barns for the sheep and goat shows or the Wheeler Pavilion to watch Mark Eidman judge hundreds of gorgeous wool fleeces and Amy Wolf judge beautiful mohair fleeces! On Saturday night, join us for the annual Potluck, with music by “Steel Wool” and later be a part of the enthusiastic crowd enjoying the Spinner’s Lead. 2015 Workshop listings will be posted the first week of March. All website information will be updated for 2015 soon.

  • Find your way to the many spinning circles all around the Gathering (open to all).
  • Listen and Learn during several days of free talks and demonstrations.
  • Enroll in one of the many workshops taught by gifted and renowned instructors. Online Workshop Registration is now Closed, so check Class availability at BSG to register for any openings.
  • Watch the pace of the Sheep-to-Shawl competition on Friday.

On Saturday night, bring something to share for the annual Potluck and be part of the enthusiastic crowd enjoying the Spinner's Lead.

The Workshops will be held at the Fairgrounds this year. Online Registration will open April 6th, 2015.

Last year, we added a “Farmer’s Market” to the animal barns. The sales booths are a great opportunity to meet the fiber producers and their animals and purchase their farm-produced washed fibers and other goods.

For kids wanting to show sheep, we continue to expand and improve the Junior Show and free showmanship workshop on Sunday. For more information see the Sheep Show section.

Rooms should be plentiful this year. We invite you to consider camping on-site. Camping reservations may be made with the Lane Events Center. If you need assistance with lodging in Eugene, contact Travel Lane County at 541-484-5307.

Daily schedules will be available at the information booth. As always, admission and parking at the Gathering are free. Bring your family and friends and take part in one of the most unique events in the country celebrating natural colored animals and their fiber.

Please remember: no dogs, other than service dogs, are allowed.

The Black Sheep Gathering is an all-volunteer organization that welcomes your suggestions, participation, and assistance. For information on specific events, to volunteer or to offer suggestions, please contact us.

Remember to read this website carefully for information about entries, rules and workshop registrations. As soon as it is complete, the Show Catalog will available in PDF format for downloading and printing.


Mission Statement: The Black Sheep Gathering is an annual event during which participants exchange their knowledge of an appreciation for handcraft fibers and the animals that produce them.

Goals: The Black Sheep Gathering strives to provide an environment dedicated to: education, cooperation and participation, an atmosphere of fellowship and fun, and celebrating natural colored animals and their fibers.

Black Sheep Gathering, Inc.
PO Box 51092, Eugene, OR 97405
Phone: 503-804-0014
blacksheepgathering@gmail.com

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