Museum of Appalachia to hold annual Sheep Shearing Day on May 1

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Visitors are welcome baaaa-ck to the Museum of Appalachia on May 1 for the annual Sheep Shearing Day.

A demonstration of fiber production will be held from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Visitors will witness the process of fiber production from the shearing of the sheep to the creation of wool products

This video recorded in 2017 shows what to expect during the event.

Admission includes a tour of the Museum farm and village, which contains some three-dozen historic log structures, exhibit halls filled with thousands of Appalachian artifacts, working gardens, and farm animals.

Sheep Shearing Day will also feature live bluegrass music and demonstrations from sheep herders, blacksmiths, beekeepers, spinners, weavers and others.

  • Ticket info: Admission is $15 for adults, $6 for kids (ages 5-12), and $42 for families.
  • Tickets can be purchased at museumofappalachia.org. Special group rates and school rates are available be emailing Stephaniejosey@museumofappalachia.org.
  • Location: The Museum is located 16 miles north of Knoxville, one mile east of Interstate 75, at Exit 122.
  • Hours: Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with extended hours on weekends.

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