Sheep in the barn at Old Sturbridge Village

Saturday, May 23, 2020 – Monday, May 25, 2020

Times: The Village is open from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm

Cost: Included with standard daytime admission or Village membership. SAVE $2.50 per Adult, Senior, or Youth standard daytime admission ticket by purchasing your tickets online instead of at the door! Cannot be combined with other discounts.

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Discover how New Englanders reared sheep for their wool in the 1830s at Old Sturbridge Village’s annual sheep shearing event – Wool Days – on Memorial Day Weekend, May 23-25. Welcome our spring lambs and see the adult sheep get their annual “haircut.”

Throughout the weekend, farmers will perform sheep-shearing while costumed historians will demonstrate the entire wool textile process, from scouring and carding the wool to spinning, and then knitting the hand-spun wool yarn. Visitors can even try their skill at hand-carding the wool.