The Tennessee State Fair has fleece and spinning competitions and a fleece auction. Fiber events are September 16 and 17. Wednesday starts off with the fleece show. Last year, there were around 230 entries. They have classes for many specific sheep breeds, alpacas, and llamas, as well as general classes for handspinning fleeces and commercial fleeces. Anyone is welcome to come watch and ask questions.
Thursday evening, there is a Spinning Contest, followed by the Fleece Auction at 7:30. For more information go to tennesseestatefair.org and click on COMPETITION. You will find the Fleece Department listed under Livestock. If you are interested in car-pooling to the fair, please contact theGuild and we will try to coordinate rides.