Sheep Shearing Festival

Shearing is done with old scissor. The wool is immediately transferred to skilled women who at an amazing speed make thread for carpet weaving.

Culture & Heritage | Food & Drink | Historical | Music | Performing Arts


The Sheep Shearing Festival, first organized in 2014, is a sheep shearing speed competition. The festival includes a marketplace, where visitors taste and buy local food, drinks and handmade objects, and participate in different activities, dances and games. The purpose of the festival is to promote local products, traditions and the culture of the Vayots Dzor and Syunik regions. The festival program includes sheep shearing competitions among communities, the sale of Syunik goods as well as other competitions and games, national live music, dances, rope walkers, sports, and other games for children.