• Stone Barns Center (map)
  • 630 Bedford Road
  • Pocantico Hills, NY 10591
  • United States

Throw back a cider with us at Stone Barns Center's Sheep Shearing Fest! This family-friendly event celebrates the arrival of spring with our farmers, educators and the farm animals on the fresh spring pasture and supports our critical work to change the way America eats and farms.


Enjoy activities, crafts, live music, and seasonal fare from local vendors for the whole family. Here are just some of the highlights:

  • Observe and talk with farmers as they shear our flock of sheep
  • Learn about pasture-raised sheep and other animals
  • Try your hand at fiber arts crafts like carding, combing, spinning and felting wool
  • Join farmers and educators for farm demonstrations, cooking activities and tours
  • Celebrate spring with a dance around the Maypole
  • When the shearing is done, help herd our sheep out to pasture for the season

Pick up Stone Barns produce and compost from our Farm Market and be sure to check out the Food Market, featuring local vendors with delicious goods for cash purchase: Baked by SusanBlue Hill at Stone BarnsBodega Taco BarBrooklyn Cider HouseCaptain Lawrence Brewing CompanyFarmers & ChefsMelt Ice Cream SandwichesM.O.C. EateryOlde York FarmThe PantryPenny Lick Ice CreamPierogies on Wheels, and Skinny Pines Pizza
Enjoy live music throughout the farm featuring: Ed PackerFlying Fingers Jug Band, Hungry March BandSean Condron, and Shovel Ready String Band 

Proceeds from Sheep Shearing Fest support Stone Barns Center’s mission to create a healthy and sustainable food system that benefits us all. Your ticket purchase will help Stone Barns Center continue to grow good food and ideas to change the way America eats and farms. Stone Barns trains farmers, educates food citizens, develops agroecological farming practices, and convenes change makers.

Please note that Stone Barns Center is open only to ticketholders on the day of Sheep Shearing Fest.

No refunds are available once tickets have been purchased.

Sheep Shearing Fest is RAIN OR SHINE. Please note that dogs are not allowed on the property on this day.