We're back on for the Black Sheep Gathering in 2022!
June 24 - 26, 2022, at the
Linn County Expo Center
It feels like an eternity since we have been able to get together with friends with common interests and just have a great time. We may have missed a few anniversaries, but the 48th Annual Black Sheep Gathering at the Linn County Events Center in Albany, Oregon will be the most joyous and celebratory occasion in the history of our event!
We will be following all State and Federal recommendations regarding large gatherings, so be prepared to wear a face mask and maintain social distances if required. We strongly encourage anyone in attendance to be vaccinated to ensure any contact is as safe as possible.
We can’t wait to get together to spin, compete, look for / at beautiful fiber animals, restock our supplies, and get inspired. It’s been a difficult couple of years, to say the least, and everyone is looking forward to seeing friends and celebrating our passions and common interests. We look forward to coming together and making 2022 the best Black Sheep Gathering ever!
Saturday evening is again a night that you won’t want to miss, but we’ll be keeping it safe this year. Bring a picnic to enjoy (no potluck this year), and stay for the Spinners’ Lead where fiber artists will show off their creations and the gorgeous animals that contributed their fiber.
As usual, we’ll have convenient camping and lodging options. You’ll want to make your reservations soon to ensure you have a spot!
As always, admission and parking at the Gathering are free. Bring your families 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, and Service Dogs are restricted from the animal areas for the safety of animals and participants. 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 any of the committee workers listed on the next page.
Here's a link to a story about the show in the Albany Democrat-Herald.