BIA Lambs Down Park Festival

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Celebrate Father’s Day Weekend at the BIA Lambs Down Park Festival

in Carleton Place on Saturday June 20th from 10am to 3pm.

This is a non-gated event and is FREE to enter the grounds, demonstrations are FREE to view and food and merchandise vendors will be on site offering items for sale.

The Carleton Place (BIA) isn’t sheepish about letting people know that Carleton Place is the largest distribution centre for lamb’s wool in Canada!

In fact, the Canadian Co-operative Woolgrowers, located at 142 Franktown Road, grades and markets close to three million pounds of raw wool each year. In celebration of the town’s woolly existence, the BIA and the Woolgrowers are joining forces on Saturday, June 20th to host the BIA Lambs Down Park Festival. The BIA is working with the Wool Growers in an effort to bring awareness to the public about the tremendous heritage attraction we have in Carleton Place, the festival will run from 10 am until 3 pm on the Wool Growers property.

With wool being the fiber on which the festival is centered, the day will feature hands-on demonstrations of sheep herding involving working sheep dogs, sheep shearing and the spinning of wool. As well, in keeping with the festival theme, tours will be conducted of the Woolgrowers facilities. The Lambs Down Park Festival will be an opportunity for us to showcase some of the dynamics of Canada’s sheep and wool industry.

Other aspects of Carleton Place’s rich heritage will be on display at the festival. For instance, since the Woolgrowers occupy what was originally the round house and machine shops for the Canadian Pacific Railway, one display will track Carleton Place’s railway past.

There will be local fresh produce, petting zoo and pony rides, kids activities and more. Spectators can relax at a picnic table enjoy a bite to eat and a drink from great local vendors.

You will find unique demonstrators and displays with all kinds of interactive activities for the young and old to participate.

The BIA has created the Lambs Down Park Festival in an effort to bring friends, and family, of all ages together so that we can share in the heritage of the community. The BIA has had great success with family events and is inviting everyone to come out and enjoy the displays, lunch and entertainment.

Further details on the festival can be obtained by contacting the BIA at 613-257-8049 or by e-mail at cmcormond@carletonplace.ca.

Sheep shearing, spinning, weaving
Animal displays and petting zoo
Artisans, crafters & Local Farmers
Heritage demonstrations&displays
Delicious sweet & savory foods

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