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Blade Shearing Tournament and Fleece Sale – Autumn 2019
Sep
22
9:30 AM09:30

Blade Shearing Tournament and Fleece Sale – Autumn 2019

Blades by Martin Bentham .jpg

Join us at Fernhill Farm to watch the sheep being shorn in our lively shearing shed with Blade Shearing lessons available from 9am - 11am to allow every age and ability to try shearing with blades.

From Noon until Dark skilled shearers from around the world will take part in this bi-annual tournament to compete with the best and help raise the profile of the Benefits of Blade Shearing here in the UK.

Buy fleece fresh off the boards in the shearing shed, as well as finished products made from our wool in our pop-up Sheep Shop. Beautiful scarves, blankets, yarn, clothing and more in a range of natural and dyed colours. 

Throughout the day wool spinning, peg loom weaving and needle felt workshops will be available from the Fernhill Fibre team, and we welcome all those who use natural resources to promote and create rural activities.

Keeping with tradition we invite local food stalls, folky musicians, and volunteers to help us serve up Somerset Ales, Wines and Ciders to our thirsty spectators and hard grafting shearers!

We also wish to continue to offer foraging walks throughout the day, where you can learn to find food growing wild around this farm landscape. More details on how to book coming along soon

Free entry to all – it's a perfect family day out and please do get in contact if you wish to get involved wool@fernhill-farm.co.uk All proceeds are donated as prize money for talented shearers

Camping available to pre-book on our farm events website www.fernhill-farm.co.uk

Here is the link to the Facebook Event Page

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Blade Shearing Tournament and Fleece Sale – Spring 2020
Mar
21
9:30 AM09:30

Blade Shearing Tournament and Fleece Sale – Spring 2020

Blades by Martin Bentham .jpg

Join us at Fernhill Farm to watch the sheep being shorn in our lively shearing shed with Blade Shearing lessons available from 9am - 11am to allow every age and ability to try shearing with blades.

From Noon until Dark skilled shearers from around the world will take part in this bi-annual tournament to compete with the best and help raise the profile of the Benefits of Blade Shearing here in the UK.

Buy fleece fresh off the boards in the shearing shed, as well as finished products made from our wool in our pop-up Sheep Shop. Beautiful scarves, blankets, yarn, clothing and more in a range of natural and dyed colours. 

Throughout the day wool spinning, peg loom weaving and needle felt workshops will be available from the Fernhill Fibre team, and we welcome all those who use natural resources to promote and create rural activities.

Keeping with tradition we invite local food stalls, folky musicians, and volunteers to help us serve up Somerset Ales, Wines and Ciders to our thirsty spectators and hard grafting shearers!

There will be foraging walks throughout the day, where you can learn to find food growing wild around this farm landscape. More details on how to book coming along soon

Free entry to all – it's a perfect family day out and please do get in contact if you wish to get involved wool@fernhill-farm.co.uk All proceeds are donated as prize money for talented shearers

Accommodation available to pre-book on our farm events website www.fernhill-farm.co.uk

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Blade Shearing Tournament and Fleece Sale – Spring 2019
Mar
23
9:30 AM09:30

Blade Shearing Tournament and Fleece Sale – Spring 2019

Fernhill Farm Blade Shearing.jpg

Spring time will be upon soon which means it's time to pre-lamb shear again! 

Join us at Fernhill Farm to watch the sheep being shorn in our lively shearing shed with Blade Shearing lessons available from 10am - Noon to allow every age and ability to try shearing with blades.

After lunch skilled shearers from around the world will take part in this bi-annual tournament and new to this event is the Speed Shear from 5-6pm. 

Buy fleece fresh off the boards in the shearing shed, as well as finished products made from our wool in our pop-up Sheep Shop. Beautiful scarves, blankets, yarn and more in a range of natural and dyed colours. 

Throughout the afternoon, wool Spinning and needle felt workshops will be available during the day and loads of other truly rural activities, food, music and The Thatchers Cider Truck serving local Somerset Ciders!

There will be foraging walks throughout the day, where you can learn to find food growing wild in your local landscape. Tickets for the walks available here!

Free entry to all – it's a perfect family day out!  

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Blade Shearing Tournament and Fleece Sale – Autumn 2018
Sep
29
9:30 AM09:30

Blade Shearing Tournament and Fleece Sale – Autumn 2018

Fernhill Farm Blade Shearing.jpg

It's Autumn, which means it's time to shear again! 

Join us on Fernhill Farm to watch the sheep being shorn in our lively shearing shed. Skilled shearers will be travelling from round the world to take part. 

Buy fleece fresh off the boards in the shearing shed, as well as finished products made from our wool in our pop-up Sheep Shop. Beautiful scarves, blankets, yarn and more in a range of natural and dyed colours. 

There will be loads of exciting activities including axe-throwing, weaving a poncho from the freshly shorn wool and sculpting sheep out of willow.

Free entry to all – it's a perfect family day out! Food and refreshments will be available for purchase. 

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