Shearing for a Cure

Tentative Date for 2023 Shearing for a Cure is Saturday July 8, 2023

The event is free and open to the public and will be from 9 am to 5 pm rain or shine.
The sheep shearing judged blade shearing contest is 9:30 -12 with awards at 12:30.
The alpaca shearing demonstration clinic begins at 1 PM.
Self guided farm tours and animal visits all day.
We anticipate vendors, farm exhibits and demonstrations that may include felting, weaving, honey bees, farrier and equine dental demonstration/information and pony rides for children by Monica Demors. 
We welcome supporters who wish to volunteer to help with the event to contact us ( or 848-4969).
To help with parking, please park on the grass perpendicular to the driveway to maximize parking space

Shearing for a Cure – Sponsors

Edie Kershner
Grabau’s SketchBook
JL Landscaping
Katahdin Trust
Ken @ Bangor Generator Service
Maple Crest Farm Animal Rescue
McWilliams Shearing Supply
Monica Demors (Pony Rides)
Pebblestone Farm
Sue Watson
Wanderlust Coffee Company

Alpaca Shearing Demonstration Clinic

 Jay of Jay Mariacher Shearing Services

Blade Shearing Competition


Dave Craven
Dave Averill
Lee Straw


Kevin Ford 1st place
Doug Rathke 2nd place
John O’Connell 3rd place
Jared Nickel
Kathleen Markiewicz

Article from WABI TV-5

Maple Crest Farm, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit,  in Hermon, Maine will host a free, open to the public, fund raiser for Cancer Care of Maine and will include a sheep shearing contest organized by Edie Kirshner, a fourth generation sheep shearer.  There may also be an alpaca shearing demonstration as well. All proceeds will go to Cancer Care of Maine.  For more information go to and click on Shearing for a Cure. We will be following all ME CDC guidelines in affect at the time for this outdoor event.

Article from Maine Organic Farmer & Gardner – March 2021

Thank you for all that have supported us in creating this eventA Special thanks to Maple Crest Farms for being our hosts. As well as Katahdin Trust, Attorney Paul Brown, and Cross Insurance for your generous sponsorship and support.