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2018 Junior Sheep & Goat Skillathon

The 2018 Junior Sheep & Goat Skillathon will be held Sunday, May 6, 8 a.m. to 12 noon, at the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival, at the Howard County Fairgrounds in West Friendship, Maryland.

The contest is open to individuals and teams of youth, age 8-18, from any county, state, or program.. Youth compete according to their age as of January 1: junior, 8-10; intermediate, 11-13; and senior, 14-18. Teams consist of 3-4 youth from the same county, state, or program.

All skillathon stations will pertain to sheep, goats, and/or fiber. Study resources are available at Premiums, ribbons, and t-shirts are provided by the Maryland Sheep Breeders Association.

Pre-registration is required by April 30. Youth can register online at Alternatively, they can contact Susan Schoenian at or (301) 432-2767 x343.

The Maryland Sheep & Wool festival is always held the first full weekend in May. Parking is free, but there is a small admission fee. To learn more about the festival, go to

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