Lambs Down Park Festival


2020 Lambsdown is cancelled, see you next year!

Ewe are invited to Lambs Down Park Festival!

2019 Lambs Down Park Festival poster 

Held annually on Saturday in mid June

2019 - Saturday, June 15 -  9am to 3pm

The Carleton Place BIA isn’t sheepish about letting people know that Carleton Place is the largest distribution centre for lamb’s wool in Canada.

With wool being the fibre on which the festival is centred, the day features hands-on demonstrations of sheep herding involving working sheep dogs, sheep shearing and the spinning, weaving & knitting of wool. 


2019 vendor posterIf you wish to be a vendor, please contact the Carleton Place BIA 


This is a family oriented fun day with something for everyone to enjoy:

  • Pancake Breakfast
  • Stalwart Craft Beer Tent
  • Sheep Shearing demos
  • Pony Rides
  • Kids corner - hay bale pyramids & corn "sand" boxes
  • Live music
  • Local craft vendors
  • Local food vendors
  • Goat Yoga
  • Sidewalk sales
  • Spinners / Weavers / Knitters demo's & displays
  • Knit Knockers for Breast Cancer 
  • and the list goes on....

A few new pictures from this years event, it was a blast! 

Sir John A. MacDonald & Emily Carr attended Lambs Down Park this year! Artist Gesina Laird-Buchanan from Napanee designed and made them from wool by needle felting. Check out her website

Pancakes & sausages for breakfast, Black Tartan & Stalwart's craft beer for lunch.

Goat Yoga, kids play area & the live music were all big hits!

Sir John A MacDonald & Emily Carr at Lambs Down Park Festival 2018Goat yoga at Lambs Down Park Festival 2018Pancake & sausage breakfast at Lambs Down Park Festival 2018Live music at Lambs Down Park Fesival 2018Stalwart Craft Beer & Black Tartan food for lunch at Lambs Down Park Festival 2018kids play area  at Lambs Down Park Festival 2018petting zoo  at Lambs Down Park Festival 2018Canadian wool display  at Lambs Down Park Festival 2018



  Sheep Shearing Demonstrations 

start at 10 am and run every half hour until 2:30 pm

10 am  10:30 am

11 am 11:30 am

noon 12:30 pm

1 pm  1:30 pm

2 pm  2:30 pm



Sheep Dog Demonstrations 

Sorry, not available this year




 A couple of guys having fun at Lambsdown Park Festival 2017!


Lambs Down Park Festival 2016 was a great success! Thank you to all who braved the heat to enjoy the day with us.

"We had a fantastic time today and we wanted to thank you on behalf of the Guild for the wonderful care you provided to the members of our guild who participated at the Lambs Down Park Festival at the Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers in Carleton Place.  

We displayed a variety of wheels and wool that we were carding, had carded / processed, and were spinning.  Julie finished her Tom K workshop project on her loom and at the end unrolled it for all to see.

We were located in the best spot, as many others told us.  A canopy, a table and few chairs were provided and they sheared sheep right next to us! We were able to demonstrate wool processing from fleece to fabric.  Some children tried out spinning on a spindle; others tried their hand at weaving on the demo loom.

Thank you from,
Ottawa Valley Weavers' and Spinners'"


Check out some of the pictures that were taken over the years that the festival has been running.