I’m sorry and sad that you’re not driving up from Nashville for the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival this coming Saturday and Sunday. I’m excited for myself, though: it’s my first MSW Fest! (With all those Masters of Social Work in one place, we can sort out a lot of difficult issues, don’t you think? No?)
I have a couple of problems, and I’m hoping our readers can help.
First, a practical question: is anybody driving down from New York on the Sunday? Because I would love not to drive the whole way there and back all by myself. If you have a seat in your vehicle or any leads on a ride, please email me: kay dot gardiner at gmail dot com.
My credentials: I’m an excellent driver. My phone is fully loaded with Waze and the Hamilton cast recording. I pack quality Whole30 snacks to share. I don’t talk your ear off the whole way. (It kind of tapers off after the first half hour or so.) In short, I’m decent company. (Alternatively, if anybody knows of a yarn store/guild bus from New York on Sunday, that would also be great.)
Second, I would love to know all the tips and tricks of Maryland S & W. Just shout them out in the comments. As a Rhinebeck regular, I could write a comprehensive, highly opinionated guide to the New York Sheep & Wool Festival. With only a day to spend at the Maryland festival, I would appreciate the benefit of others’ experience. What should I not miss? Where are the good eats? Are there any gatherings of fun people and if so, where?
People who are going to be there: please say hi. I will be passing out Olive-in-a-sweater buttons. (Clearing them out for Olive-in-a-swimsuit season.)
P.S. Photos are from Rhinebeck 2015. Next year I’ll have real Maryland pictures.