Lambs Down Park Festival
Celebrate Father’s Day Weekend at the BIA Lambs Down Park Festival in Carleton Place
Saturday, June 17, 2017, from 10 am to 3 pm.
This is a non-gated event and is FREE to enter the grounds, demonstrations are FREE to view and food and merchandise vendors will be on site offering items for sale
Downtown Carleton Place (BIA) isn’t sheepish about letting people know that Carleton Place is the largest distribution centre for lamb’s wool in Canada!
In fact, the Canadian Co-operative Woolgrowers, located at 142 Franktown Road, grades and markets close to three million pounds of raw wool each year. In celebration of the town’s wooly existence, the BIA and the Woolgrowers are joining forces on Saturday, June 17th to host the Lambs Down Park Festival. The BIA is working with the Wool Growers in an effort to bring awareness to the public about the tremendous heritage attraction we have in Carleton Place, the festival will run from 10 am until 3 pm on the Wool Growers’ property.
With wool being the fiber on which the festival is centered, the day will feature hands-on demonstrations of sheep herding involving working sheep dogs, sheep shearing, and the spinning of wool. As well, in keeping with the festival theme, tours will be conducted of the Woolgrowers facilities. The Lambs Down Park Festival will be an opportunity for us to showcase some of the dynamics of Canada’s sheep and wool industry.
Other aspects of Carleton Place’s rich heritage will be on display at the festival. For instance, since the Woolgrowers occupy what was originally the round house and machine shops for the Canadian Pacific Railway, one display will track Carleton Place’s railway past.
There will be local fresh produce, petting zoo and pony rides, kids activities and more. Spectators can relax at a picnic table enjoy a bite to eat and a drink from great local vendors.
You will find unique demonstrators and displays with all kinds of interactive activities for the young and old to participate.
The Lambs Down Park Festival was created in an effort to bring friends, and family, of all ages together so that we can share in the heritage of the community. We invite everyone to come out and enjoy the displays and entertainment, have lunch, and shop from the vendors.
The headliners for the Lambs Down Park Festival are as follows:
- Nicole Coward – live music on the Cavanagh Stage
- 60s/70s Folk revival hits and some of my own Indie Folk style music
- On stage 11am-3pm
- Korny Klowns – We will have free balloon animals for the duration of the event. We will also have a facepainting booth for kids (charged)
- Barry Martin – Barreoke will be providing all dj services and music
- Marked Paintball – will be participating in the Barnyard Antics
- Bobbin Lace Makers Guild – will be providing demonstrations
- Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum train demonstration
- Middleville Museum textile museum demonstration
- Bruce McEwen with his historical sawmill demonstration
- Mississippi Valley Associate Railroaders model train demonstration
- Ottawa Valley Weavers and Spinners Guild will provide a Sheep to Shawl demonstration
- Total Rhythm Dance Studio Demonstrations
Vendors at the Festival
- Wood Wizards
- Debbs Wooden Treasures
- Jane Dyson – childrens blankets
- Chrissy’s Creations
- Eileen’s Corner
- Yura Sisa
- Ancient Imagery
- Dusky Craft Designs
- Carleton Place Curling Club
- Carleton Pace Library
- The Studio School of Dance
- The Mississippi Mudds
- Hollywood Fitness
- Marked Paintball
- Elliott Farm Equipment
- Kool Treats
- Braydens Lemonade
- Beckwith Butcher
- 4H Club
- Revolution 457 (cupcakes) www.Revolution457.com
Downtown Sidewalk Sale
The following Downtown businesses will be participating in a sidewalk sale, so be sure to either take a stroll down Bridge St. You can take the wagon ride to the Information Centre, and get off there if you would like.
- Treasures N More
- Little Paws & Gift and Thrift
- Apple Cheeks
- The Granary
- Graham’s Shoes
- The Dress Shop
|Sheep Shearing Demonstrations
Sheep Shearing will run every 30 mins.
First Shear – 10:00 am, 10:30 am, 11:00 am, 11:30 am, 12:00 pm, 12:30 pm, 1:00 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:00 pm, 2:30 pm
|Sheep Dog Demonstrations
Sheep Herding dogs – will be 3 showings:
11:00 am, 12:30 pm and 2:00 pm.