Fleece Show & Sale

A show dedicated to qualify fleeces for hand spinning


  • ENTRY FORM:Enter online or click here to download the entry form
  • ENTRY FEE: $3 per fleece until online registration ends May 25, $7 for walk-in entry
  • LOCATION: Under the Grandstand
  • CASH PRIZES: First ($7), Second ($4), Third ($3)
  • RIBBONS: First through fourth places
  • JUDGING: Fleeces will be judged based on their suitability for spinning. Judges may choose not to award any prize based on the quality and/or accuracy of submissions. Judges will not reclassify fleeces.
  • QUALITY: All fleeces must be —
    • From the current wool crop
    • Clean and free of chaff, burrs, tags and second cuts
    • Skirted and entered in a clear plastic, untied bag
  • The Great Lakes Fiber Show and its judging committee reserve the right to reject any fleeces that do not meet competition standards, including but not limited to —
    • Fleeces displaying excessive dirt or vegetable material, or active lice
    • Cotted, wet or moldy fleeces
    • Excessively short fleeces



  • 2:00pm  Fleece check-in & show
  • 6:00pm  Judging begins


  • 9:15am  Deadline to check-in non-Show fleeces & Border Leicester Fleeces
  • 9:15am  Judging for Border Leicester fleeces — sale begins 30 minutes after judging ends
  • 10:00am Sales begin for all other fleeces


  • LOCATION: Bring all fleeces to the Fleece Show area under the Grandstand
  • ENTRY: One entry form must be completed per exhibitor, accompanied by a fee of $3 per fleece
  • DEADLINE: Online registration ends May 25
  • LATE ENTRIES: After May 15, entries will require a $7 fee per fleece
  • NOT FOR SALE: Fleeces not available for sale must be clearly marked before entry


  • Exhibitors are solely responsible for —
    • Entering their fleeces in the proper class
    • Pricing their fleeces — prices may not be changed once a fleece is checked in
    • Ensuring their fleeces are competition-ready
    • Weighing their fleeces
  • A 10% commission will be charged on all fleeces sold
  • Checks from the sale of fleeces and premiums will be mailed to exhibitors
  • All unsold and not-for-sale fleeces must be claimed on Sunday from 2-4:00pm
  • Unclaimed fleeces will be disposed of at the discretion of the committee


  • PRIZES (each class): First ($7), Second ($4), Third ($3)
  • RIBBONS: Awarded for First through Fourth Place in each class
  • BEST OF SHOW: All First Place winners will be entered into the Best of Show competition
  • No ribbons or judges' cards will be mailed

Divisions 1 & 2

  • 1: White Fleeces
  • 2: Natural Color Fleeces
  • Classes: Fine (F), Medium (M), Double Coat (D), Open Show only: Longwood (L)

Divisions 3 & 4 — For National Border Leicester Members

  • 3: White Border Leicester
  • 4: Natural Color Border Leicester
  • Classes: Ram (R), Ewe (E)
  • Prizes will be paid by the National Border Leicester Association


The Great Lakes Fiber Show will make every reasonable effort to display and care for entered fleeces, but assumes no responsibility for damaged, lost, stolen or erroneously sold fleeces.