Change Location × Baltimore

    Recent Locations

      2019 Junior Sheep & Goat Skillathon in West Friendship


      • 2019 Junior Sheep & Goat Skillathon Photo #1
      1 of 1
      May 5, 2019

      Sunday   8:00 AM

      2210 Fairgrounds Road
      West Friendship, Maryland 21794

      Map
      Performers:
      • No Performers Listed
      EVENT DETAILS
      2019 Junior Sheep & Goat Skillathon

      Junior Sheep & Goat Skillathon @ Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival The 2019 Junior Sheep & Goat Skillathon will be held Sunday, May 5 at the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival. Pre-registration is required by Monday, April 30. Teams and individuals will be able to register online as the date gets closer. They can also contact Susan Schoenian at (301) 432-2767 x343 or  sschoen@umd.edu. Registration for the contest starts at 8 a.m. The contest starts at 9 a.m.  Awards are given at approximately 1 p.m. A skillathon provides youth with the opportunity to blend knowledge and skills acquired in livestock judging, demonstrations, and care and exhibition of animals into a single activity. It consists of a series of stations where youth are tested on their knowledge and abilities related to livestock. In the Sheep & Goat Skillathon, all stations pertain to sheep and/or goats. The Junior Sheep and Goat Skillathon is open to any youth between the ages of 8 and 18. Individuals and teams (of 3 or 4) from any county, state, or province may compete. Youth compete according to their age as of January 1st of the current year. Youth ages 8 to 10 compete as juniors; youth ages 11 to 13 compete as intermediates; and youth 14 to 18 compete as seniors. The Junior Sheep & Goat Skillathon is always held the Sunday of the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival. The Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival is always held the first full weekend of May at the Howard County Fairgrounds in West Friendship, Maryland. Parking is free, but there is a small entrance fee ($5). Youth are free. In 2019, there will be a small registration fee to enter the skillathon. The fee will help to defray the cost of lunch (pizza + sodas), awards, and supplies. ​The Maryland Sheep Breeders Association provides ribbons and premiums to the top ten individuals in each age division and festival t-shirts to the members of the top three teams in each age division. Additional awards are provided by the University of Maryland Extension Small Ruminant Program. Special thanks is extended to all the volunteers and extension workers who assist with the skillathon.   The University of Maryland Extension programs are open to any person and will not discriminate against anyone because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, and gender identity or expression.    

      Categories: Other & Miscellaneous

      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.
      COMMENTS ABOUT 2019 Junior Sheep & Goat Skillathon