2015 Fleece Shows and Sale
New Location: Virginia Boone Mountain Heritage Building, WNC Agricultural Center
Change is in the wind for the Fleece Show this year. First, as you might have noticed, we are now located in our own building; the Boone Building located just a short walk across the courtyard from the Davis Arena. It is a lovely space with plenty of comfortable room to expand. We are also improving our on-line registration site to accept pre-payment on-line. We have brought back some incentives for early on-line registration as well. Look for details on the rules and regulations pages. We are continuing the Silent Auction for the top winners of our Wool show that are for sale, and are now also including the top winners of the Mohair and Alpaca shows as well.
We have a change up in wool judge for this year too. Judith Mackenzie will be our wool judge! Author of several books, she is the ultimate in spinning knowledge. We welcome her to our fleece show for the 1st time, and look forward to her insights. Bonnie Naumann of Medina, TX is back as our Mohair Judge for this year’s show. Bonnie’s wealth of knowledge brings great consistency to our show. Welcome back Bonnie.
This year, the Alpaca fleece show will change somewhat. We will have an AOA approved Spin-off completion only. We find the nature of our alpaca fleece show has changed in past years and felt that it would be a good time to step back and revitalize the alpaca fleece show to bring back next year bigger and better. Comments for improvement would be welcome and can be sent to the firstname.lastname@example.org email address. In efforts to get fleece on the sale floor as soon as possible, we have made only slight changes to the registration, show, and sale times.
Show and Sale Times:
Wool Show Judging – Friday October 30, 2015, 1:00 pm – Open to the public.
Mohair Show Judging – Friday October 30, 2015, 11:00 am – Open to the public.
Alpaca Spin-off Results on Display – Friday October 30, 2015 – 1pm Sunday November 1st
Fleece Sale – Friday October 30, 11:00 am to Sunday November 1, 2015, 4:00 pm
See links below for all schedules and forms, plus more links, tips, and information.
For On-line registration, begin the process here by logging in. You will enter your contact information under the Producer Profile, and then be able to enter fleece information. If you enter your fleeces into the online system, we will have your paperwork and fleece tags ready when you arrive. If you are not able to do this, you can use the manual Entry Form. You can mail this to us ahead of time and we can enter your data and have your paperwork ready; or you can bring the form when you bring your fleeces. Be aware that this option will take additional time on site, have increased registration fee, and those who have pre-registered will be given priority.
Please note that ALL fleeces for sale and/or show MUST BE ON SITE AND REGISTERED by 10:30 a.m. FRIDAY MORNING. No fleeces will be accepted after that time. Alpaca Spin-off entries must be postmarked by September1, 2015. The Sale will not open until Friday at 11:00 a.m. The Alpaca judging will have already been done, Wool Judging begins at 1:00 p.m. and the Show fleeces that are for sale will be put out for sale at a posted time after show. We cannot predict the specific time until show day, but we will post a time soon enough for Friday shoppers to see the judged fleeces. Expect the time to be late in the afternoon. See individual show and sale pages for details.
We look forward to seeing you this fall.
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