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Sheepshearing Festival at Gore Place Reviews

Gore Place (Waltham, MA)

Reviews & Ratings

89 ratings
4.6 average rating
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2 events
1 review
2 stars
attended Apr 24 2010

This was my first time attending the sheepshearing festival and it was fantastic-- better than I'd even hoped for! The demos were awesome and there were interesting things to do and see all day. There was typical carnival food. The craft...continued

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4 events
3 reviews
1 stars
attended Apr 24 2010

This event was perfect for my 3 and 5 year old daughters. Lots of living things, both plants and animals. Lots of hands on activities that involved making things that would be keep sakes. Lots of good junk food that wasn't just junky. Lots of...continued

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5 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Apr 24 2010

As usual, a great time for both kids, and parents. Lots of fun and great variety of craft and food vendors!

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4 events
3 reviews
4 stars
attended Apr 24 2010

The Sheepshearing Festival was really enjoyable--the best part for me was the herding demonstration--absolutely fascinating--who knew that the dogs control the sheep with their eyes, not by nipping at their heels! The crafts and food vendors were...continued

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32 events
14 reviews
9 stars
attended Apr 24 2010

Wonderful family event. Lots of children, all ages, and everyone seemed to be having a great time. There were plenty of hands-on activities. Very engaging.
However, I was not happy with the sheep-herding event. I've seen much other dog...continued

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J. Selden
12 events
4 reviews
0 stars
attended Apr 24 2010

This was my first time. I took my niece and her husband and their two toddlers. Everyone loved it! The kids were enthralled with the animals and the food, we loved the crafts fair, and everyone had a ball. We can't wait for next year!

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7 events
2 reviews
1 stars
attended Apr 24 2010

An interesting and entertaining way to spend a beautiful Spring day outdoors - really enjoyed it!

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3 events
1 review
2 stars
attended Apr 24 2010

Great event for the whole family. The Fiber Tent could have been bigger for my tastes, but the general crafters were great and the kids really enjoyed the reenactors and the animals.

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2 events
1 review
1 stars
attended Apr 24 2010

My grand-daughter and I had a wonderful time. It was my first time and learned of it from your email. The shearing, sheep herding, hayride delighted my grand-daughter. The only disappointment was not being able to get to a face painter. The...continued

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4 events
1 review
1 stars
attended Apr 24 2010

This is a great event for people with an interest in fiber arts, crafts, or historical recreation, and children just love seeing all the animals and the Revolutionary-period recreators. The location is convenient and the event is very well set up...continued

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Liz
4 events
1 review
24 stars
attended Apr 24 2010

This is a fun-filled festival definitely worth a check-out! All the vendors and food are great. Be sure to check out the dog herding demonstration and watch the sheep get sheared! The festival is definitely worth the money you pay to get in.

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14 events
5 reviews
5 stars
attended Apr 28 2012

the space was wide open had many free activities for children,enjoyed the herding and also the sheep shearing,many food vendors it was a lot of fun

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38 events
29 reviews
12 stars
attended Apr 24 2010

I just love bagpipes and alpacas! Both are soooo cute! It also helped that it was a beautiful day. Oh yes, don't forget the sheep dogs herding the sheep. Wonderful demonstration.

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31 events
16 reviews
1 stars
attended Apr 24 2010

A Wonderful Event. A good time to be had for grownups and children. We will be attending again next year for sure.

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14 events
7 reviews
14 stars
attended Apr 27 2013

It was a lovely spring day and we enjoyed the festival! Fascinating to watch the sheep be sheared, lots of interesting yarn demonstrations, food was good, bands were fun, vendors great from browsing...all in all, a nice family experience.

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7 events
7 reviews
2 stars
attended Apr 24 2010

This is a wonderful event for families with small children. Because it was a beautiful day to be outside, there were many people -I couldn't get near enough to see the sheep-shearing. I was surprised to see a sea of craft vendors...

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Goldstar Member
11 events
6 reviews
1 stars
attended Apr 27 2013

Fantastic time! We go every year.

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Goldstar Member
11 events
6 reviews
1 stars
attended Apr 26 2014

It rained and the crowd was really thin and many of the vendors didn't show... Completely different from last year when it was a beautiful day.

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6 events
6 reviews
0 stars
attended Apr 28 2012

This was a great event. There were lots of things to see and do. The sheep herding was fun to watch. Both types of sheering were interesting to watch. Thanks so much for this great event.

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19 events
6 reviews
8 stars
attended Apr 28 2012

This was everything you expected it to be, but nothing more. Had a really fun time being outside and enjoying the wonderful weather. The highlight of the event was the sheep herding. Watching how well trained the dogs were, was mesmerizing. ...continued

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