Fiber Artists at the Sheep Dog Trials

Ann Gregory of Annie’s Knitting Cabin, Granville, NY was a part of last year’s Sheep Dog Trials and Farm Festival. She demonstrated spinning, as well as selling her knit items.


It may seem early to be posting about the Sheep Dog Trials and Farm Festival, it is seven weeks away after all.

From the staff end of things here at Merck, the end of those seven weeks, the weekend of July 18 and 19, seems closer than you might think. The Sheep Dog Trials and Farm Festival is one of our two main events, and it requires a lot of planning to put on the weekend festivities.

Over the past few years, we have tried to increase the fiber arts component of the festival. Last year, we had a number of regional fiber artists that demonstrated their art, sold their wares, and enjoyed the weekend. This year, we are excited that many of the vendors will return (including Amity Farm Batik and Contented Butterfly Farm).

We’d like to continue to encourage the growth of the event, including bringing in more fiber artists. If you or someone you know is a fiber artist and would like more information on the Sheep Dog Trials and/or vending, please contact Melissa at