This year's Gathering at the new Linn County Fairgrounds location was a big success!
Thank you committee members, helpful volunteers, and many attendees!
This year marked the beginning of a new era for the Black Sheep Gathering. The 44th annual Gathering, which was held June 29-July 1, 2018, was moved 45 miles north to Linn County Expo Center in Albany Oregon. Linn County Expo Center offered us a beautiful new facility with room to grow, modern amenities, and convenient camping and lodging options. All the events we've enjoyed for decades were part of the Gathering: three full days of workshops and classes; fabulous fleeces for public judging and sale; fiber arts and other competitions; and sheep and Angora goat shows that emphasized the beautiful fibers these animals produce.
Here's a link to a story about the show in the Albany Democrat-Herald.