The weather outside may give you pause. But it really is springtime here in Westfield. And springtime means renewal and rebirth. For local sheep, it also means that it’s time for shearing. If you’ve never seen this done, you’re in for a treat. The Miller-Cory House hosts their annual Westfield Sheep to Shawl Festival next weekend.
- What: Westfield Sheep to Shawl Festival 2023
- Where: Miller-Cory House Museum (614 Mountain Ave)
- When: Saturday, April 15th, 1 pm to 4 pm
- Admission: $4 to $5 per person
- Contact: Miller-Cory House Museum (908) 232-1776 or via email
Westfield Sheep to Shawl Festival 2023
The Sheep to Shawl Festival has become a favorite tradition for visitors to the Miller-Cory House. A master shearer takes center stage with these lovely sheep to hand shear just like they used to do in the early colonial days. Museum docents dress up in period clothing as well to show how colonial men and women carded, spun, wove, and knitted using sheep’s wool. They’ll also demonstrate other aspects of colonial life such as making soap and washing the laundry. Visitors will also be treated to a show of how food was cooked on an open hearth in the late 1700s using recipes from the era.
Tickets cost just $5 per adult and $4 per child ages three to 12. Kids under three get in for free. You do not need a reservation to attend the festival. Simply show up and pay a fee at the gate. It’s a fun time that the whole family can enjoy together.
Westfield Easter Eggstravaganza
Don’t forget. The Westfield Easter Eggstravaganza takes place this weekend at Mindowaskin Park. There will be an egg hunt, plenty of Easter-themed activities, and even a visit with Mr. Easter Bunny himself.