Alford Family Farms and Spinnery

Alford Family Farms and Spinnery Processing of Wool and Alpaca from Washing to Yarn. Sale or Wool and Alpaca roving and other Fiber Arts related supplies. Alford Family Farms and Spinnery is a working farm and Fiber Mill in upper western Montgomery County Maryland.

The farm animals are alpacas, dogs, a horse and various wild animals that live on it or visit on occasion (deer, turkey, fox rabbits birds and a very shy black bear). The farm produces primarily Alpaca fiber and hay. The fiber mill takes in both sheep and alpaca wool. Some of the fiber is produced on the farm and other fiber is from small producers locally and around the country. The output of the

The farm animals are alpacas, dogs, a horse and various wild animals that live on it or visit on occasion (deer, turkey, fox rabbits birds and a very shy black bear). The farm produces primarily Alpaca fiber and hay. The fiber mill takes in both sheep and alpaca wool. Some of the fiber is produced on the farm and other fiber is from small producers locally and around the country. The output of the

Operating as usual

05/01/2021

Reposting a video to show what would be in our vendor tent.
Lots of roving ( both natural and dyed), felted pads and peg loom rugs, resonably priced knitting needles, chrochet hooks and felting tools, drop spindles and niddy noddies. Come visit our virtual vendor space at this year's Virtual Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival at https://sheepandwool.org/ going on now.

A bit of snow on the ground and still snowing.
02/01/2021

A bit of snow on the ground and still snowing.

Our efforts to make the Farm and Mill a little Greener is well underway. The frame and panels are almost done and some o...
12/08/2020

Our efforts to make the Farm and Mill a little Greener is well underway. The frame and panels are almost done and some of the wiring. Should be ready for testing by weeks end.

This is our business page on Eventeny. EventenyOne more day of a virtual SVFF
09/27/2020
Alford Family Farms and Spinnery - Eventeny

This is our business page on Eventeny. Eventeny
One more day of a virtual SVFF

We are a family owned farm which contains alpacas, hay production, and a full service Fiber Mill. Need fiber to felt or spin, we have it. Need help with the Fleece that you just purchased, We can get it ready for you to spin. Talk with us about our mill services.

Another festival is canceled be cause of the virus. We are fully stocked with fiber and the other materials we normally ...
07/21/2020
CRAFT VENDORS | Fall Fiber Festival & Montpelier Sheep Dog Trials

Another festival is canceled be cause of the virus. We are fully stocked with fiber and the other materials we normally have in our booth, so call us if you need something and we will work out getting it to you. Or visit our Ebay Store.

2020 Craft Vendor Application To apply as a craft vendor for the 2020 Festival, first see our new Vendor Selection Guidelines, review the craft vendor Rules and Regs, then for the application CLICK HERE. Returning vendor applications are due by February 28, 2020 to keep your space. New vendor select...

03/18/2020
Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival

We knew this had to happen but it is sad. Sad that we will not see and share some moments with each of you at the Fest. Stay safe and let us hear form you. If you need products or mill services, call or message us.

With regret that is beyond words, we are announcing the cancellation of the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival for the first time in our 47-year history. We had originally intended to reassess the situation circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak at the beginning of April, but the ever-increasing bad news in terms of the virus and its effects, added to the increasing government restrictions on public gatherings that we do not see being lifted in time for the festival have led us to follow the lead of national, state, and county authorities and make this extremely difficult decision.

We realize that there are many of you who will be disappointed, and, beyond disappointment, we realize that for many vendors the business you do at the Festival is the single biggest contributor to your annual income. However, we want all of you, your communities, and everyone you interact with to stay safe and well, so we feel that this is the correct decision to make at this time.

Because of the complexity involved in planning this event—over 53 different committees, plus several hundred committee members and volunteers—rescheduling the Festival for a later date is not a viable option. We are looking into things we can do to help our vendors, such as the possibility of providing some kind of online virtual marketplace. Some of you have expressed an interest in purchasing t-shirts even if we don’t have a Festival, so that is something else we will be looking into. Stay tuned for further information.

Refunds will be given to everyone who registered online for Fiber Arts Seminars, Shepherd Workshops, or Family Activities. Entry fees for the Sheep Shows, Fleece Show & Sale, and Sheep-to-Shawl entries will also be returned. If you paid for a 2020 catalog, we will apply that money to a catalog for next year. If you purchased admission tickets, we will be happy to give you a refund, but ask that you consider donating your admission fee to the Festival to help defray the expenses that have gone in to planning the Festival thus far, as well as any fees we may incur because of this unanticipated cancellation. If you wish to request a refund of your admission fee, you may do so by going to "Tickets" in your Eventbrite account, finding your order, then selecting "Request a Refund"; or by emailing [email protected] sheepandwool.org. If you do not request a refund, we will assume you have chosen to donate your admission fee. We are also going to leave the “Donate” ticket option open at https://mswf2020.eventbrite.com/ for those of you who would like to make an extra donation to help us out.

Please remember to take care of yourselves and to take care of one another, and join is for the 48th annual Festival on May 1 & 2, 2021.

Home safe and plan to make 2020.
10/07/2019

Home safe and plan to make 2020.

Packing up, and heading home! Thank you all - visitors, vendors, volunteers, fiber arts demonstrators, sheep dog folks, and our festival committee - for a fabulous festival!
We'll be back October 3 & 4, 2020! For updates, go to our website and join the mailing list.

We wiil have our own tent on the concourse. Hope you will stop in to see us.
09/30/2019

We wiil have our own tent on the concourse. Hope you will stop in to see us.

Here's a BEFORE photo of the festival grounds. I know it looks a little gloomy today, but the forecast for this weekend is for cooler and sunny! Tents go up tomorrow!
#fallfiberfestivalva

We will again be there. Hope to see you.
09/25/2019

We will again be there. Hope to see you.

Fathers day!!!
06/17/2019

Fathers day!!!

3 generations of Alfords bailing hay on Father's Day!

Well Maryland Sheep and Wool is over. Sat was great and Sunday was a bit wet. Here are some pictures from both days. We ...
05/06/2019

Well Maryland Sheep and Wool is over. Sat was great and Sunday was a bit wet. Here are some pictures from both days. We will spend the week drying things and getting the mud off of the equipment(floor, tents, truck and RV).

Load out for Maryland Sheep and Wool fest is complete, now set up tomorrow. See you there!!
05/02/2019

Load out for Maryland Sheep and Wool fest is complete, now set up tomorrow. See you there!!

04/26/2019
Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival

One week to setup!!!

More sheep and wool than you can imagine -- always the first full weekend in May. May 2nd and 3rd 2020 at the Howard County Fairgrounds; 8:30 - 6:00 on Saturday and 8:30 - 5:00 on Sunday. Admission $5.00.

Hope to see you at the Maryland Sheep and Wool Fest. A bit of fun for all. Come see the fest and if you have a minute, s...
04/25/2019

Hope to see you at the Maryland Sheep and Wool Fest. A bit of fun for all. Come see the fest and if you have a minute, stop by and see us in the Lower Coral vendors - Same place as last year.

04/24/2019
Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival

Less than two weeks until it opens. We will again be in the back of Lower Corral. Come and see us.

More sheep and wool than you can imagine -- always the first full weekend in May. May 2nd and 3rd 2020 at the Howard County Fairgrounds; 8:30 - 6:00 on Saturday and 8:30 - 5:00 on Sunday. Admission $5.00.

Frist two days of the Ocean city show complete. One to go, come see us.
03/10/2019

Frist two days of the Ocean city show complete. One to go, come see us.

Cold cold cold!!
02/02/2019

Cold cold cold!!

CLOSED

Saturday February 2nd the ferry is CLOSED due to excessive ice on the Potomac River.

In bound mill detergent. 55 gallions at the time.
12/28/2018

In bound mill detergent. 55 gallions at the time.

Another beautiful day!!!
10/31/2018

Another beautiful day!!!

Fall colors at the farm!

Fall colors at the farm!
10/31/2018

Fall colors at the farm!

10/04/2018
Fall Fiber Festival and Montpelier Sheep Dog Trials

Tent 1 booth 2, hope to see you there. Also we will transport your fiber back to the our mill free.

Welcome! Visit our website for additional info at: http:\\fallfiberfestival.org
Link to us using #fallfiberfestivalva

We have lots of fiber in lots of colors at the moment, Call us if you need something.
09/18/2018

We have lots of fiber in lots of colors at the moment, Call us if you need something.

Fiber, fiber everwhere. If you are in need of either alpaca or wool , dyed of undyed, call us.
07/18/2018

Fiber, fiber everwhere. If you are in need of either alpaca or wool , dyed of undyed, call us.

Shearing day 2018, Family affair.
06/11/2018

Shearing day 2018, Family affair.

Weather permitting we will be shearing again next weekend.  This weekend come see us at the Frederick County Fairgrounds...
06/01/2018

Weather permitting we will be shearing again next weekend. This weekend come see us at the Frederick County Fairgrounds...
Frederick News Post Fiber Fest.

Truly a family farm. We had to pull in an in-law to take Ron's place.
Thanks again Dave.

Finally started on the barn extension to replace the temporary shed that the wind destroyed earlier this year. Almost re...
05/27/2018

Finally started on the barn extension to replace the temporary shed that the wind destroyed earlier this year. Almost ready for start the roof support.

Come to Maryland Sheep and Wool this next week end and you will be able to do more than look at the fiber online, but se...
05/01/2018

Come to Maryland Sheep and Wool this next week end and you will be able to do more than look at the fiber online, but see the actual fiber, feel it, smell it... We would love for you to drop by out booth near the lower corral.

2018 Maryland Sheep & Wool FestivalMay 5 & 6, 20188:30AM – 6PM Saturday8:30AM – 5PM SundayHoward County Fairgrounds, Wes...
04/24/2018

2018 Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival
May 5 & 6, 2018
8:30AM – 6PM Saturday
8:30AM – 5PM Sunday
Howard County Fairgrounds, West Friendship, MD

Another Wool American Peg Loom Rug on it way. One more night of TV and It will be ready to tie off and wet felt.
04/23/2018

Another Wool American Peg Loom Rug on it way. One more night of TV and It will be ready to tie off and wet felt.

Soil is ready. I thinking Corn first.
04/23/2018

Soil is ready. I thinking Corn first.

Last weekend Bob put up the sunshades and fans to help the alpacas stay cooler just in time for this new cold front.
04/17/2018

Last weekend Bob put up the sunshades and fans to help the alpacas stay cooler just in time for this new cold front.

Morning feed the day after! Paca are more interested in the sweet feed and Hay than most mornings - pasture is under sev...
03/22/2018

Morning feed the day after! Paca are more interested in the sweet feed and Hay than most mornings - pasture is under several inches of ice and snow.

Morning feed! Life of a farmer. The animals get feed before the people do. Make not mistake, I enjoy it even on a day li...
03/21/2018

Morning feed! Life of a farmer. The animals get feed before the people do. Make not mistake, I enjoy it even on a day like today!

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19515 Darnestown Rd
Beallsville, MD
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As always the mill is 72 degrees a 55% humidity.
Winter is near.
Hope to see you tomorrow.
Come see us.