'Sheep thrills' this weekend in Taos

The Taos News
By: Yvonne Pesquera
Photo: By Tina Larkin
 
Photo Caption: The real things and the toy make for an interesting combination.

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The 34th annual Taos Wool Festival is not a “b-a-a-a-d” way to spend the day. “Ewe” will be impressed by the outstanding “herd” of vendors offering exquisite fibers and finished products. Children and adults alike squeal with delight in the company of the live sheep, alpacas, goats and Angora rabbits.

Attention, dog owners: Pets are welcome, but please don’t bring them up to the livestock.

All of this woolly fun takes place Saturday and Sunday (Oct. 7-8). This two-day spectacle occurs on the great lawn in Kit Carson Park, 211 Paseo del Pueblo Norte. Admission is free and all are invited, so don’t be “sheepish.” Plan on bringing the whole family.

Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday.

As of press time, 63 vendors are shown to participate in this year’s event, which is organized by the Mountain and Valley Wool Association (MAVWA). The varied and extensive membership in MAVWA is a testament to its role as an outstanding regional association. Membership is organized well with bylaws and policies.

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