Black Sheep Gathering

Thanks for joining us at this year's event!

Next year's event is June 28-30, 2024.

The Black Sheep Gathering was back in full swing! It felt wonderful to be together this year with our fiber community again. We are looking forward to another fabulous Black Sheep Gathering at the Linn County Events Center in Albany, Oregon again next year.

The 2023 Gathering saw the return of the Saturday evening Potluck with live music and everyone was able to get together and share their fiber interests once again. Many stayed for the Spinners' Lead where fiber artists were showing off their creations and the gorgeous animals that contributed their fiber.

Bring your families and friends next year and take part in one of the most unique events in the country to celebrate natural-colored animals and their fiber.

The Black Sheep Gathering is an all-volunteer organization that welcomes your suggestions, participation and assistance. We always welcome volunteers to keep the Black Sheep Gathering vibrant for years to come. For information on specific events, to volunteer or to offer suggestions, please contact any of the committee workers listed on the Contacts page.

Here's a link to a story about the show in the Albany Democrat-Herald.


Judge: David Cook
Wakeman, Ohio

The Cook family started raising purebred sheep in 1891; they were showing nationally from railcars by 1906. David has been around the show ring his entire life. Read More.


Judge: Dr Fred Speck
Kerrville, Texas

Dr. Fred Speck is a 5th generation Texas Angora goat producer. His grandfather gave him eight registered Angora does and one buck to start his own herd when he was eight years old. Read More.


Wool and Alpaca Judge: Ann Brezina
Fort Bragg, California

udging for over 30 years while maintaining her own handspinning flock, Ann’s passion and expertise promise to make it an informative and entertaining show.  Read More.


Judge: Kira Dulaney
Oakland, California

Kira Dulaney has been teaching fiber arts classes and hosting crafty events since 2002 and is the designer behind Kira K Designs, a line of original knitting and crochet patterns and kits. Read More.