Sunday, May 19, 2013
It's that special day again.
Today is the 41st annual North Andover Sheep Shearing -- a day of family fun and celebration of good old-fashioned sheep life -- organized by the Festival Committee. Here are five things to keep in mind. 1. When and Where: The festival will be on the Common from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Parking will be a hassle for many of you, so plan accordingly. There will also be parking at Franklin Elementary School and North Andover Middle School, along with free shuttle buses to and from those locations. Sheep demonstrations, including herding demonstrations, will be periodic throughout the event. 2. What You'll See: In addition to the sheep demonstrations, there will be lots of vendors, crafts, and food. Merchants from all over town will be displaying …
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Have a crafting skill? Sign up.
It's almost time for the Annual Sheep Shearing Festival, and organizers are looking for crafters. The festival will be on May 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Common. For more information on signing up as a crafter, call Joan at 978-685-5320 or Jeff at 978-682-5212. And in case you were wondering, selectmen announced Monday that there will be Cow Pie Bingo again this year.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Who won the much talked about game Sunday?
One little local girl is a whole lot richer than she was Saturday. Kaitlyn Bush, 6, wore a green leprechaun shirt to the Sheep Shearing Festival, and it looks like the shirt may have given her a little luck. She had square E1 and was the winner of Cow Pie Bingo. Cow Pie Bingo squares went for $5 each, and aside from Kaitlin's prize money, the rest of the proceeds will go toward the North Andover Santa Parade. Still no word on whether Kaitlyn will share her winnings with her sister Lindsey, who attended the event with her (and may have been a good luck charm as well). Cow Pie Bingo was a huge undertaking. Police Sgt. E.J. Foulds drew the grid of squares on the field. Pat Roche of Roche Farmstand and her sister Sue Olson, along with Foulds, …
Monday, May 21, 2012
Got some great photos Sunday? Share them here!
The Sheep Shearing Festival was a huge success, bringing in people from all over the region. The gorgeous weather probably had something to do with that. We featured some great photos from the Sheep Shearing Festival, and we're betting that you guys have a bunch as well. So if you want, upload your photos from the event to this post. Let's get a big photo gallery going.
Festival goers took time Sunday to honor Unofficial Mayor Terry Holland.
Terry Holland was sworn in as unofficial mayor during Sunday's sheep shearing festival. Watch our video to watch the swearing in and a few shots from the day's festivities. Congratulations, Terry!
Check out scenes and faces from Sunday's sheep shearing festival which included a ceremony for North Andover Patch's Unofficial Mayor Terry Holland.
Stachey's owner Terry Holland was sworn in as North Andover's unofficial mayor Sunday at the 40th Annual Sheep Shearing Festival on the town Common. Check out our photos for faces and scenes from the event. If you have your own photos to share, feel free to add them to our gallery.
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Head on down to the Common for a day of wooly fun.
Today, many will flock to the Town Common for the 40th Annual Sheep Shearing Festival, presented by the North Andover Festival Committee. Sheep shearing is a tradition in town, due to the town's history in the textile industry. The Sheep Shearing Festival started 40 years ago as a way to celebrate the textile industry in the srping, when sheep are shorn. Today, it is a way to celebrate the town in general, while offering sheep herders sheering, vaccinations, a venue at which to display their animals and other benefits. Here are some things to keep in mind as you head over there. 1. Where and When: The Sheep Shearing Festival will be at the Town Common from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sheep shearing demonstrations will be held throughout the morning …
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Here are some more photos from last weekend's big outdoor event.
Last weekend North Andover held its annual Sheep Shearing Festival on the Old Common. Here are some photos of the event, which was a success despite the cool, damp weather.
Monday, May 23, 2011
North Andover turns out for the annual Sheep Shearing Festival.
North Andover had its annual Sheep Shearing Festival Sunday. Crowds gathered on the Old Common to watch sheep shearing and herding as well as to visit the many vender booths and eat local food. Here are some photos from the event.