When: 3rd July 2016, 10am – 4pm
Where: High Street, Skipton, North Yorkshire
What is it?
Skipton means ‘sheep town’, so it’s not surprising that the North Yorkshire town holds an annual event celebrating sheep.
This year’s Skipton Sheep Day will be on Sunday 3rd July and will fill the High Street with entertainment, stalls, and demonstrations.
This year’s entertainment will include the Sheep Show, a mini zoo, a funfair, sheep puppets, brass band music, and displays.
The Sheep Show is an educational and fun show with real sheep and shearing demonstrations. The mini zoo will have an array of small animals including pygmy goats, alpacas, mini donkeys and ponies, lambs, piglets, rabbits and ducks.
Expect to see lamb racing, dog and duck displays, Morris dancers, and brass band music in the arena. Look out for the giant Swaledale sheep puppets wandering around the town.
There will be demonstrations of dry stone walling, stone carving, spinning and weaving. There will also be birds of prey, a vintage and modern tractor display, and a farmer’s market.
Stalls will be selling local food, drink, and crafts. Homemade lemonade, cakes, artisan sausages, farmhouse ice cream, homemade pies, and cider will be on offer. Along with forest crafts, farmyard games, handmade jewellery, and face painting.
More info: www.sheepday.co.uk