October 3, 2013
The 27th Fall Fiber Festival will be going on this weekend, from 9:00AM to 5:00PM on Saturday and Sunday.
The festival is all about wool and the wool industry.
The festival features sheering and cloth weaving demonstrations, as well as exhibits showing off the different breeds of sheep, alpaca and llamas that are used to produce wool.
But that is not all, James Madison's former home is also playing host to the Montpelier Sheep Dog Trials, which is a competition where trainers and dogs show off their skills. So how would you judge a competition like this? Local sheep dog trainer Michele Mangham explains.
"(Its all about) how you and your dog move your sheep through the assigned places. How well the team works to do the job of bringing sheep in, sheering them, inoculating them and putting them back out."
It costs $5 dollars for adults to enter the festival, and children 16 and under get in for free.