Sheepshearing Festival Returns to Gore Place This Weekend

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Gore Place The Sheepshearing Festival returns in-person at Gore Place on April 27.

Gore Place’s big annual event featuring crafts, food, music, and of course sheep, returns this weekend. See details about the Sheepshearing Festival that comes the historic estate that is located in Watertown and Waltham, below.

Get ready for another unbaahhlievable Sheepshearing Festival!

Our upcoming Festival will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2024 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rain or shine!

Since 1987, this annual event has entertained guests with music, 100+ craft and fiber artists, demonstrations of traditional shearing and herding dogs, and historic re-enactors on the beautiful grounds of this historic, 50-acre estate. People often tell us that spring doesn’t begin until the Sheepshearing Festival! According to Director of Farm and Landscape Operations, Scott Clarke, “We’re bringing back our visitors’ Festival favorites, like seeing traditional shearing techniques and dog herding demonstrations, and simply enjoying a great time outdoors with family and friends.”

Advance tickets are on sale now! Get yours today. 

Visit this page on our website to purchase tickets. Tickets can also be purchased at the gates on the day of the Festival, using cash or major credit cards. Gore Place members do not purchase advance tickets. You will be admitted for free at the gate.


See our 2024 Sheepshearing Festival map, schedule of events, and vendors!

This year’s festival is full of new and returning handmade crafters, fiber artists, agricultural demonstrators, historical re-enactors, and musical performances. The Festival will also feature hands-on activities for children and adults, and food vendors will be on-site! Click the buttons below to learn more. 


Sheepshearing Festival Frequently Asked Questions

Can I bring my pet?
Pets are not allowed at the Festival.

Does the Sheepshearing Festival take place rain or shine?
Yes, our Festival takes place rain or shine. Dress for the weather and join us!

Where can I park?
Visitor parking at the Sheepshearing Festival will be free and off-site at nearby parking lots coordinated by Gore Place. Most lots are within walking distance. There will be free shuttles running during the Festival to take visitors to and from the parking lots. The parking shuttle stops at all Festival parking lots. The last shuttle departs from Gore Place at 5:00 p.m. Find the parking lot addresses below. Read on for information about parking for visitors with disabilities.

Festival parking lots are located at:
41 Seyon Street, Waltham
132 Grove Street, Waltham
57 Stanley Avenue, Watertown

Free accessible parking for visitors with disabilities:
Free accessible parking for vehicles with state-issued HP placards/plates is located at 52 Gore Street, Waltham. View our Festival map above to find the accessible parking location. 

Visitors using the Ride from the MBTA:
Visitors using the Ride from the MBTA can find directions at our Directions and Parking page. Need more information? Please contact us at our contact page.

Public transit options:
Gore Place is on multiple MBTA routes. Visit our Directions and Parking page to learn more.

I have another question. How can I contact Gore Place?
The best way to get in touch with us is by sending us a message on our contact form

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