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Chancellor's Sheep & Wool Showcase Returns to Clermont State Historic Site Saturday!

On Saturday, April 22, the rolling hills and river views at Clermont State Historic Site come alive with the sounds of music and laughter, the smells of hot food and the brilliant colors of hand-dyed yarns. The Chancellor’s Sheep & Wool Showcase will run from 11 am to 4 pm. If you’ve never been, you’re in for a real treat!

The Showcase, one of the historic site’s oldest and most popular annual festivals, has become a springtime tradition for many in the area. Clermont’s music stage welcomes back Tamarack, playing traditional folk and Celtic music all morning long for your browsing pleasure.

More than two dozen independent vendors have registered to participate in the shopping concourse.  Shoppers can expect to find richly-colored knitted and felted shawls, sweaters, and mittens. If you’re a knitter, you can choose from a vibrant array of yarns, roving and fiber supplies, along with clever and useful craft accessories. Booths bursting with handmade jewelry, pottery, and delicious scented soaps promise to tempt guests from every corner.

The Showcase is a great place for children to spend time, with stories and crafts happening throughout the day. Tickets are just $10 per vehicle. For information about the Sheep & Wool Showcase, or for other questions about Clermont, incldiuing more exciting events planned call (518) 537-4240 or email Geoff.Benton@parks.ny.gov.

Clermont State Historic Site features the mansion, formal gardens, scenic Hudson River views and miles of hiking trails. The Friends of Clermont is a private, non-profit educational corporation, founded in 1977 to support and supplement the museum education and historic preservation programs at Clermont State Historic Site. Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1973, Clermont is one of six historic sites and 13 parks administered by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation in the Taconic Region. For more information on New York State Parks, visit their websites at www.nysparks.com or www.FriendsofClermont.org

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