Fleece 2019

2019 Fleece Show and Sale

Contact: Judi Lehrhaupt

Includes fiber from sheep, goats, rabbits, llamas, and alpacas

Premiums will be paid as follows:

1st place  – $10 ;  2nd place – $8 ;  3rd  place – $6

  • Registration  will be online-only  in 2019
  • $3 per fleece entry fee, with a 5% sale commission
  • We will be accepting credit cards for fleece sales at this year’s festival
  • Online fleece registration opens July x, 2019
  • Online registration closes at 10:00 p.m. Saturday, 8/31/19
  • Fleece dropoff at the Hunterdon County Fairgrounds Wednesday and Thursday, 9/04 and 9/05/19 from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. each day
  • Fleece Show judging will take place Friday, 9/06/19 at 1:00 p.m.
  • Fleece Show and Sale opens to visitors on Saturday, 9/07/19 at 9:00 a.m. and runs until 5:00 p.m., then again on Sunday, 9/08/19 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Show and Sale Registration :

1. Register securely online by entering the requested information, pay $3 for each fleece entered, and then save or print your receipt.  You will receive an email confirmation after you’ve completed your online registration.  Detailed instructions are available within the online registration form.

2. Payment options:

a. Pay online with PayPal, or

b. You can mail your check in advance (must be received before Sep. 6th), or

c. Pay using cash or check at the Festival’s fleece show registration table on Sep. 4th or 5th.

3. Each entrant must, provide one self-addressed, stamped envelope when fleece is dropped off so that sale proceeds and/or premiums can be returned to you in a timely manner

4. Each fleece must be accompanied by a 3×5 card with the following information:

– Fleece ID (assigned within the registration form)
– Animal’s breed
– Sex
– Age
– Fleece weight
– Whether fleece is for “Show Only,” “Show and Sale,” or “Sale Only”
– If fleece is for sale, must indicate selling price

  1. 5. Sales will continue until 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, 9/08/19, at which time unsold fleeces must be claimed by presenting a participant’s copy of the registration form showing the fleece number assigned by Garden State Sheep Breeders at check-in. Unclaimed fleeces become the property of the GSSB.

 Show and Sale Rules:

  1.  Each fleece must be clean, free of tags and vegetation, and have no second cuts. Please don’t bring moldy or insect-infested fleeces! We reserve the right to reject fleeces that do not meet minimum standards. Entry fees for rejected fleeces cannot be refunded.
  2.  The judge also may move fleeces to a more appropriate division/class, if necessary.
  3.  Fleeces must be from the current year and represent a single shearing from animal owned by entrant.
  4.  Only whole fleeces may be sold.
  5.  Each fleece must be skirted and placed in a clear plastic bag. Leave the bagged fleeces untied. Bags will be tied by GSSB staff so that the correct opening for viewing by judges and/or buyers is maintained.
  6.  Ribbons will be awarded for 3 places in each class. The Best In Show will receive a rosette.
  7.  All checks for prize premiums and sales proceeds will be mailed as quickly as possible after the close of the show – no exceptions.

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Division/  Class Definitions

We reserve the right to create a new class if there are sufficient entries (~10 fleeces). Typically the featured breed will have its own class.    These definitions are also included on the entry form.

Division N – Natural Colored Sheep Fleeces

F Fine – Merino, Rambouillet, Targhee, etc.
M Medium – Corriedale, Columbia, Cheviot, Tunis, etc.
L Long – Cotswold, Lincoln, Leicester, etc.
C Coarse – Karakul, Scottish Blackface, Navajo-Churro, etc.
R Romney – Purebred Natural Colored Romney
S Shetland
B Baby Doll Southdown

Division W – White Sheep Fleeces

F Fine – Merino, Rambouillet, Targhee, etc.
M Medium – Corriedale, Columbia, Cheviot, Tunis, etc.
L Long – Cotswold, Lincoln, Leicester, etc.
C Coarse – Karakul, Scottish Blackface, Navajo-Churro, etc.
R Romney – Purebred White Romney
S Shetland
B Baby Doll Southdown

Division O  – Fiber from Animals Other than Sheep

M Mohair – from angora goats
C Cashmere
Al Alpaca
L Llama
An Angora – from angora rabbits
O Other

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Prior Year Results:

2017 Competition Results
2016 Competition Results
2015 Competition Results – not available
2014 Competition Results
2013 Competition Results
2012 Competition Results

Updated: 13-July-2019

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