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Sheep Shearing (Island Farm) NEW RESCHEDULED DATE

March 30 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Roanoke Island, NC – Spring is on the way, and it’s time to shear the sheep! On Saturday, March 30 (rescheduled from March 23 due to rain), Island Farm will host its annual sheep shearing day, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Admission is $10, and children 3 and under are admitted for free.

During the event, Island Farm’s resident sheep will be hand-shorn, just as they would have been in the mid-19th century on Roanoke Island. Shearing will take place in front of visitors, so they can witness the process up-close. This year Island Farm is thrilled to host Edenton farmer Frederick Inglis to hand-shear the flock.

Other activities at the event will include buttermaking, blacksmithing with the Manteo Blacksmith, hearth cooking, wool bracelet crafts, plus washing, drying, spinning, carding, and weaving wool into useful items!

A living history farmstead, Island Farm is a tangible glimpse into coastal history, and the realities of life on Roanoke Island in the mid-1800’s. Admission to the site is $10, and children 3 and under are admitted for free. The site is located at 1140 N US Highway 64, north of Manteo on Roanoke Island.

Island Farm is owned and operated by Outer Banks Conservationists, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 1980 to protect important natural, cultural, and historic resources along North Carolina’s Outer Banks through education and conservation. For more information, visit https:obcinc.org/visit-our-sites/island-farm/, or email info@obcinc.org or call 252-473-6500.




March 30
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Island Farm
1140 N. US Hwy 64
Manteo, 27954 United States
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Island Farm