This is also the place to purchase a cozy fleece for the sofa, bed or car, a fleece-lined pair of soft leather slippers or anything hand-knit or hand-crocheted, be it a throw, cap, mittens, scarf, sweater or socks. Wandering the aisles of crafted items, one is almost grateful for winter, because of the necessity that it creates for woolen things.
Plentiful comestibles will keep you well-fed for the day; plus, you can participate in a wine-tasting and attend “harvest kitchen” cooking demonstrations presented by Laura Pensiero, author of Hudson Valley Mediterranean and owner of Gigi Hudson Valley; Ulster Publishing food columnist Jennifer Brizzi; and Norma Chang, author of Wokking Your Way to Low-Fat Cooking, among others.
There are also numerous events for children, including a magic show by Steve Charney and Harry; a “Mad Science” show, in which kids can pan for gems; demonstrations by local sheriffs of how canines are used at the scene of the crime; a hay maze; cornhusk-dollmaking workshop; and the llama-leaping and punkin’ chuckin’ contests.
Tickets are $12 a day at the door, $9 if pre-purchased; a two-day package is available for $17. Visit www.sheepandwool.com for details on the dozens of events and a map.