27th Annual Dixon Lambtown Festival Coming October 5 & 6

The Lamb Festival

The 27th Annual Dixon Lambtown Festival

The 27th Annual Dixon Lambtown Festival will be held on Saturday and Sunday, October 5 & 6, 2013 at the Dixon fairgrounds. Activities start at both days at 10 am and continue until 6 pm.

There will be music and dancing both days – on the Garden Stage, including:

Saturday, October 5

10:15 am – The Vaca Valley Ramblers Square Dancing with audience participation.

11:45 am to 1:30 pm – The USAF Jazz Ensemble – Band of the Golden West

2:00 pm to 3:45 – Sister Swing.

4:00 to 6 pm – the Terry Sheets Band

Sunday, October 6

10:00 to 11:45 am – The Fearless Gemstones – Folk and Blue Grass. They will also “Troubadour” around the grounds and in the buildings from noon to 2:00 pm

Noon to 1:45 pm – “Blessed Be”

2:00 to 3:45 pm – the Dixon High School Jazz Band

4:00 to 6:00 pm – Living Hope Band

The stage and sound are sponsored by Woodland HealthCare.

The Terry Sheets Band is sponsored by California Water Service.

Featured events of the Festival include:

BBQ Lamb Cook-Off, Sponsored by Superior Farms;

Free Cooking Demonstrations also sponsored by Superior Farms;

Sheep Dog Trials, professional and novice, sponsored by American Livestock Magazine;

Fiber Fair – wool and mohair on Saturday, Fine Fibers (cashmere, alpaca and angora) on Sunday;

Spinning competition;

Sheep to Shawl contest;

Sheep Shearing competition;

Fiber Arts;

Fiber Craft Education & Demos;

Wool Show contests & sales;

Sheep Show – Market & Wool, sponsored by  Superior Farms

Art Show with works by local and regional artists for sale.

A new feature this year will be operating antique farm engines.

There will be lots of Craft and other Vendors; Food Vendors featuring a variety of Lamb dishes, as well as fun carnival food.

Kids’ activities will include bounce houses, rock climbing; bungee swing (with all day wrist band passes available) as well as face painting and other fun events.

Great Drawings for a variety of prizes – Lamb-in-a-box, dozens of craft items and two spinning wheels.

Local non-profit groups may have a free information booth – depending on space available. They are asked to have a fun activity for the public at the booths.

There is still time to enter the BBQ Cook-off and other competitions – and even to be a vendor.

General Admission is only $3. Kids 13 and under $1.

Admission is free for children 5 and under – and also free for active military.

Additional events and more information – and for applications to participate in the competitions or have a booth – go to their website:


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