Bet on a Blade Shearer – Cut with the Best

sept-2016-551-2Bet on a Blade Shearer

Cut with the Best

Blade shearing …… ‘ancient’ skill & international trade that requires patience, endurance & understanding about sheep, wool & their native qualities


Andy Wear is a Blade Shearing ambassador & Fernhill Farm is recapturing this connection between a sharpening stone, steel, sheep & shear skill

Andy & the Fernhill Team (FHF) invite you to join our fundraising event to support & witness blade shearers competing to secure the winning ticket – the opportunity to shear around the world with top class shearers & ….

Cut Above The Best  Blade shearing courses

Saturday the 1st October 2016

is the final of this blade shear-off & offers individuals, teams, organizations & sponsors to support the future of this ancient hand skill whilst enjoying a camaraderie of games, gambling, farm food & lively local entertainment for what’s expected to be a unique Fernhill fundraising experience

All funds raised are destined for Prizes, Promotion & the future of Blade shearing


Our shearing shed venue will host team tables of 8-10 active participants each with tokens of the value of £50pp to distribute around the food, bar and entertainment stalls – families & individuals are also welcome throughout the day to support these competitions. Evening guests are invited to enjoy a cosy camping barn experience whilst the FHF team serve up Mendip Mutton Curry, local brews & all the usual camp fire chill out splendour

What to expect:

The first shearers will be on the boards from 10am with finals around 4.30pm

‘Off the Hoof’ Fernhill Food & licensed bar serving meals & refreshments throughout the day & evening

Live music from local musicians

woolly workshops & resource awareness

gambling, games & gentle gestures from a farming community

What to Wear:

An opportunity to wear wool with Pride & Providence

How to Participate:

Complete this form & return to us @Fernhillfarm