By Submitted Story on April 22, 2021
Sheep Shearing Day at Island Farm – April 24 from 9 a. to 3 pm
Admission: Adults are $8 per person, and children 3 and under are free.
Island Farm, 1140 N. US Hwy 64, Manteo
Spring is here, and it’s time to shear the sheep! On Saturday, April 24, Island Farm will host its annual sheep shearing day, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Admission is $8, and children 3 and under are admitted for free.
Island Farm’s resident sheep will be hand-shorn at this event, just as they would have been so many years ago. The Island Farm herd is made up of two different sheep breeds: four Merino, and two Romney. In addition to hand-shearing, visitors can expect to watch the entire process unfold, from washing wool, spinning yarn, and weaving cloth.
Younger guests will find a large offering of toys and games, including everything from hoop and stick, quoits, and tug of war. Clothing typically worn during the 1850s will also be available for children to wear during their trip to the Farm. And, as always, there will be plenty of farm animals to see!