Thanks for making the 2015
As most of you know, a change in fire marshal rules for outdoor vendors caused us to eliminate the outside Marketplace areas and tents and move all the vendors into the large Exhibit Hall at the east side of the fairgrounds. The change in the Marketplace location resulted in a domino of impacts to the location and connectivity between all of the BSG events. We still want to have a cohesive, grass-roots feel to our event while ensuring efficient use of space, cost, and resources for the various events at the 2015 Black Sheep Gathering.
So with much thought and some new events, here are the changes to expect at the 2105 BSG:
Maps will eventually be available, but I have to make them, so check the website a couple of weeks before the event. It is a good idea to print these out because they often disappear quickly from the Info Booth. Schedules are available on the website too.
Please be patient with us. This is a huge change, and there are likely to be unexpected consequences and issues we just don’t think of. We’ll do our best to keep you informed and most of all having a great weekend.
2015 Workshop listings are now posted.
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 4th, 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.
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.
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