The Gypsywagon Hits the Road!
We love to travel...but we love to farm...travel...farm...travel...farm
Singer Lyle Lovett had a song which said," If I had a boat, I would sail it on the ocean, and if I had a pony, I would ride him on the boat."
Well, we at Aunt Rhodie's have neither boats nor ponies, although we've had boats and ponies in days gone by... But we do have the gypsywagon, and sheep and lambs and cattle.
And so every once in a while we pack up and hit the road.
It works out great. We get to see the world a little. We get to buy and sell and show the critters. And we get to set up the gypsywagon with allthe stuff we make and sell. Yarns, Fibers, Knitting Needles, Books, Dyes, Moth-proofers and more,so you can get a chance to shop in person.
So if you're close to any of our planned events, come on out and see us! We love to actually meet people face to face! Gives reality some reality, if you know what I mean!
- May 6 & 7, 2000: The Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival. Howard County Fairgounds, Friendship Maryland. For more information on the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival Click on the link below!
- Mother's Day Weekend:The New Hampshire Sheep & Wool Festival. Secluded fairgrounds in the woods, a nice New England Event on Mother's day Weekend.
- Memorial Day Weekend: The Massachusetts Wool Craft Festival, Cummington Fairgrounds, Cummington, Massachusetts. This is in beautiful Northwestern Massachusetts, a great fair with a sheep dog trial, spinning contests, and much more!
- Mid July: The Full Circle Fair. Union Fair Grounds, Union Maine. Sponsored by a great all-volunteer Community Radio Station, this fair has all kinds of music, alternative businesses, neat crafts, and great food. For more on the radio station, check out the link at the bottom of the page!
- Labor Day Weekend: The Blue Hill Fair, Blue Hill Maine. This fair set in a picture postcard coastal town in Eastern Maine is the fair mentioned in the children's classic book, Charlotte's Web. Lovers of the book swear the friendly spirits of Charlotte and Wilbbur still frequent the place! Also a nice sheep show, The New England Wool Show and a lot of Spinners, including AUNT RHODIE's !
- Late September:The Common Ground Country Fair at its own fairgrounds in Unity maine! After more than 2o years renting other fairgrounds, Maine's HUGE organic, alternative fair finally has its own home. Look for our red-roofed gypsywagon somewhere...maybe in the Ag area, or maybe in the Maine business section!
- Columbus Day Weekend, : The Long Island Fair at Old Bethpage Village, Syosset Long Islan\d, New York. We don't bring our gypsywagon to this one, but we bring sheep, cattle and spinning wheels! The whole fair is set back in the year 1866, and all the participants are dressed in costume...so it's your chance to see Aunt Rhodie in drag! (joke)
The Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival, the first weekend in May.
The Massachusetts Woolcraft Festival, Memorial Day Weekend, 1999.