Black Sheep Gathering
Check back March 1, 2018 for the entire website to be updated with more information on this year's show and workshops. Thank you.

Travel and Lodging Info

Linn County Expo Center

Black Sheep Gathering will be held at:
Linn County Fairgrounds
3700 Knox Butte Rd E
Albany, OR 97322

Directions

Traveling from the north, take I-5S freeway exit 234A. From the south, take I-5N freeway exit 234. Follow Knox Butte Rd. East to Expo Parkway NE.

Lodging

Black Sheep Gathering has reserved a small block of rooms at Holiday Inn Express (541-928-8820) for $139.00, and Comfort Suites (541-928-2053) for $129.00. These full-service hotels are located on-site and offer a convenient option for lodging. Links to other options can be found Here.

Camping

Overnight camping for RVs will be available at Linn County Fairgrounds on a reservations basis only.

Group reservations can be made by completing a reservation for each site you wish to use; available sites are indicated when you register.

Rent an RV from Guaranty RV Super Centers

Tent camping is available on a first come-first served basis.

Map

A map of the facilities is available Here

SHEEP SHOW

Judge: Scott Culver
Corvallis, Oregon

Hello, my name is Scott Culver. I am a second generation sheep- herder. My father, Morris Culver, introduced me to the Romney sheep business at an early age. Read More.

ANGORA GOAT SHOW

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, MOHAIR & ALPACA SHOW

Judge: Judith MacKenzie
Forks, Washington

Judith MacKenzie has worked as a textile artist for many years. As a spinner, dyer and weaver, she has traveled and worked throughout North America and abroad. Read More.

FIBER ARTS AND YARN SHOW

Judge: Melissa Harris
Surprise Valley, California

Melissa Harris has been involved in fiber arts for 30+ years. She learned to knit from her Welsh Grandmother and later became interested in spinning and dyeing in the late 1970s. Read More.