Dutchess County Sheep and Wool Festival
- October 2002
We just want to say that the bus trip to the Dutchess
County Sheep and Wool Festival was a great success. People
arrived at The Yarn Tree for 7:00am coffee and pastries.
Then, as people boarded the bus, Kim handed out goodie bags
filled with products from a variety of vendors. We had perfect
weather as the day was sunny and warm. By 10:00am we were
picking pumpkins at Greig Farm, oohing and aahing over the
foliage and wondering why we don't get out of the city more
often. Next we went to visit a yummy bakery, and then did
a little wine tasting at The Alison Winery. Thanks to Snapple
we had lots of their beverage to quench our thirst throughout
We then moved on to the Sheep & Wool Festival. You've
all heard of shop 'til you drop, how about shop 'til the
bus is full!! Monsey Bus Lines provided us with a very comfortable
and roomy bus. Peggy Robinson and her team placed 2nd in
The Sheep to Shawl Competition. All of The Yarn Tree entries
in The Handmade Competition looked great and we even took
home some ribbons!! There was lots to see and the afternoon
seemed to fly by. The Festival ended at 4:00pm so we got
back on the bus to face returning to the city.
The trip was made all better by Yuengling Brewery
who donated beer for the cocktail party, during which we
held the raffle, with prizes donated by a variety of vendors.
Unfortunately I was unable to get the Karaoke machine up
and running, but a few hearty souls in the back of the bus
entertained us with song. We were back at The Yarn Tree by
7:20pm and people were asking if we can go to The Maryland
Sheep and Wool Festival in the Spring.
We also wanted to thank Shannon, Stephanie, Rachel, Miriam & Rose
for lending coolers, Miriam for lending her car, Laurie Vance
for the Wallace & Gromit videos, Dinna for supplying
the coffee maker, and Tracy Sym for all the karaoke assistance....Tracy,
we missed you!!!!!
To everyone who participated to make this event a success...A
giant size THANK YOU from The Yarn Tree.
Photos (from top):
1. A busy sheep takes time out for a photo op
2. Grieg Farm Pumpkin Patch
3. Goats at The Alison Winery
4. One of the teams in The Sheep to Shawl Competition
5. llamas waiting to be shown
6. Spinning from the bunny (Angora rabbit is in the
7. Cheering Peggy on
8. Peggy plying
9. Nicole found the perfect pumpkin
10. Sheep waiting to go into the show ring
11. Amanda and Deborah found yarn