SHEEP SHEARING FESTIVAL – 2018
“Strategic Development Agency” (SDA) NGO is organizing the fourth “Sheep Shearing Festival” on June 9, 2018, in Syunik Animal Market, located in Khot settlement of Tatev community of Syunik region. The main purpose of the event is to promote local produce, traditions and culture of Syunik and Vayots Dzor regions of Armenia, as well as to develop rural tourism.
The Festival program includes traditional hand shearing contest, exhibition-fair with the participation of local communities and producers, a concert program and a rope walker. This year a rich event program is planned for the event participants, including:
- Experienced shearers invited from Great Britain and neighboring Georgia, who will carry out master classes for the Festival participants and guests for the first time in Armenia.
- Exhibition-fair, where tasting will be organized in addition to sale of food, beverages and souvenirs.
- The list of invited officials includes representatives of RA Ministries, state officials, and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Switzerland to Armenia H.E. Mr. Lukas Gasser.
12:00 – Opening Ceremony
12:20 – The Time Project band performance
13:00 – Shearing Contest 1st Round
13:20 – Music Break
13:40 – Master Class by Shearer from Great Britain
14:00 – Set by DJ Mish
14:15 – Public Competition
14:30 – Shearing Contest 2nd Round
14:50 – Music Break
15:10 – Rope Walker Performance
15:20 – The Time Project band performance
15:40 – Shearers from Georgia
16:00 – Shearing Contest 3rd Round
16:20 – Interactive Games, Contests
16:40 – Group Photo Ceremony
17:00 – Final Awarding Ceremony
17:20 – Shurjpar (Armenian Traditional Dance)