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Sheep to shawl fiber festival at Oatland Island
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SAVANNAH—The annual Sheep to Shawl Festival will be held at Oatland Island Wildlife Center on March 28 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

The festival will feature the shearing of Oatland’s sheep by members of The Fiber Guild of Savannah.

Visitors will have the opportunity to participate in many activities including carding, spinning and weaving. The Guild will offer a chance to win a one-of-a-kind hand woven shoulder wrap (shawl) in a raffle to be held at 3 p.m.

Meet the newest members of Oatland’s barnyard; two Shetland sheep. Children can enter a naming contest to win prizes.

Activities include lots of children’s crafts and games, 1800s’ lifestyle demonstrations and hay rides will be held throughout the day while the sounds of music and dancing echo through the unfolding spring forest.

Enjoy performances by Doris Mager “The Eagle Lady,” Possum Hole Bluegrass Band, Home Cookin’ Cloggers, and Ol’ Time Music by Joe Nelson.
The Master Gardeners will be having a bedding plant sale and a “Moo and Ewe Garden Poo” sale.

Oatland’s Native Animal Nature Trail will be open and food concessions will be available.

Admission is only $7 per adult, $5 per child 4-17, seniors and military. Children under 4 are admitted free.

For more information, call (912) 395-1212 or visit Oatland’s Web site at for a complete schedule of activities.