British Wool are on the look out for the nation’s best fleece and this year we have high hopes that a winning Kent fleece will go on to take the top prize. The champion of the Kent County Show’s Wool Competition will go forward to compete for the coveted title of Golden Fleece Champion at the National Finals. With record numbers entered, the standard is sure to high with fleeces being judged on colour, crimp and the strength of each lock of wool. Last year, a fleece entry at the Kent County Show went on to win Reserve Champion in the National Golden Fleece competition so lets hope we can top that this year. Golden Fleece hopefuls can be found in the Wool Tent opposite the Sheep Lines.
The Kent Guild of Spinners, Dyers and Weavers will also be in the Wool Tent demonstrating the traditional craft of spinning, dying and weaving wool. Have a look at the educational displays and find out where your woolly jumper comes from or take part in one of the interactive activities.
Talk a walk through the sheep lines and discover many different breeds of sheep including British breeds such as Romney, Suffolk and Herdwick and the continental breeds of the Zwartbles from Holland, Charollais from France or the adorable Valais Blacknose sheep from Switzerland. Watch the Hadlow College sheep shearing demonstration or visit the Jacob Breed Society stand to find out more about this special breed of sheep which is rumoured to be the oldest sheep breed in the World.
The sheep section is sure to be baa-rilliant this year!