Lambs Down Park Festival

Ewe need to flock to this annual event that celebrates Carleton Place’s important historical role in the distribution of lambs’ wool across Canada! This outdoor heritage festival runs between 10a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 16 at the Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers (CCWG) building in downtown Carleton Place (142 Franktown Rd.). The CCWG grades and markets close to 3 million pounds of raw wool each year, so the fibre is the focus. You’ll find dog and lamb demonstrations, sheep shearing, spinning, a petting zoo and pony rides, kids’ activities and much more. The Wool Growers are housed in what was originally the round house and machine shops for the Canadian Pacific Railway, which also played an integral role in Carleton Place’s past. Free admission!