shows and sales

Events that Border Leicester breeders may be interested in will be added to this page throughout the year.  You can also view the events on our interactive Online Calendar page.

2017 Shows and Sales

Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival and Sheep Sale

Friday, May 5th - Sunday, May 7th
Frederick, Maryland
(309) 785-5058 or (410)531-3647
Enter the SHEEP SALE and view the catalog through Banner Sale Management Service at:

National Border Leicester and Great Lakes Sheep Sale

Saturday, May 27th - Sunday, May 28th
Wooster, Ohio
(309) 785-5058

ABLA Banquet To Be Held At National Sale:
It’s hard to believe another year has gone by and it’s time to plan for Wooster. The annual meeting will be held on Saturday evening, May 27 at Jake’s Steakhouse, 6655 E. Lincoln Way, Wooster, the same restaurant as last year. Social hour will begin at 6:00 with a cash bar and the buffet dinner will be served at 7:00. The cost of the dinner will be $24.00 per person. Children can order from the kids’ menu for much less. Please let Dena Early know as soon as possible how many plan to attend so that she can contact the restaurant with the number they can expect.

And don’t forget the Silent Auction! Consider donating something. The more we have to auction, the more money we have for our youth programs. It’s always fun to see what people bring from their home state or farm.

If you have any questions, please contact Dena Early at or (937) 844-3456. Send her your reservations by May 10.  You can pay for your meal that evening.

ABLA Annual Meeting Agenda:
The ABLA Annual Meeting will be held during the National Border Leicester Sale at Jake’s Steakhouse, 6655 E. Lincoln Way, Wooster, Ohio. You are welcome to view the agenda prior to the meeting.

Outside of the National Sale, Border Leicester members will be gathering at the Best Western Hotel in Wooster. All are welcome.

Black Sheep Gathering

June 23-25, 2017
Lane County Fairgrounds, Eugene, Oregon
For General Information Visit:
For Other Inquiries Please Contact:
Christiane Payton (503) 332-3105

All-American Junior Show

June 29 - July 2
Madison, WI
(401) 647-4676

Addison County Fair

August 8 - 12
Middlebury, VT
(802) 545-2557

The Big E

September 15 - October 1
West Springfield, MA
(413) 737-2443

North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE)

October 31 - November 16
Louisville, KY
(502) 595-3166

2017 Sheep & Wool Festivals and Conferences

National Institute for Animal Agriculture Conference

April 3 - 6
Columbus, OH
(719) 538-8843

Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival

May 6 - 7
West Friendship, MD
(410) 531-3647

Great Lakes Fiber Festival and National Show and Sale

May 26 - 28
Wooster, OH
(740) 686-2172

Estes Park Wool Market

June 8 - 11
Estes Park, CO
(970) 586-6104

Black Sheep Gathering

June 23 - 25
Eugene, OR
(503) 804-0014

Michigan Fiber Festival

August 16 - 20
Allegan, MI
(269) 948-2497