123 FARM

Sheep Shearing
Festival

March 25-April 2, 2023
Saturdays & Sundays

Free Admission with Paid Parking

10 AM TO 4 PM

Festival Highlights

Get a close-up view of how our sheep are shorn and how we process our wool. Guests can learn about natural dyes, how to wash wool, and visit our farm to feed our organic sheep.

Free Admission with Paid Parking
Parking starts at $16 per vehicle

Wool Crafts

Sign up for various related classes on making your own felted animal, marcame keychain and more!

Natural Dyes

See how natural dyes are made using leaves, herbs and other organic materials from our farm.

Sheep Herding Demo

A live simulation of a sheep herding competition will be presented. Come and see dogs at all levels of training as they help their human handlers with the livestock.

Frequently Asked Questions

admission
How much are tickets?

Admission to the Sheep Shearing Festival is FREE with paid parking.

Online Parking Fee:
$16 (vehicle with 1-8 passengers)
$25 (vehicle with 9-15 passengers)
$50 (vehicle with 16-34 passengers)
$100 (vehicles with 34+ passengers)
*Parking on the day of the event is $4 higher at the door. We recommend that you purchase your tickets online.

If you choose to park on the street you will be charged admission.
Adult $10 (18-64 years old)Senior $8 (65+ years old)Student $8 (13-17 years old)Child $5 (6-12 years old)Free for children 0-5 years old.

If you pay for parking on-site, you DO NOT need to pay for admission. The better deal is to park on-site.

refund policy
What is your refund policy?

There are no refunds given for any tickets, workshops, classes or parking paid on-line. In the event of inclement weather and the festival is canceled you will be issued credit towards any future festival on our property. Credits expire one year from issue date.

groups
Can I bring a tour group or a school group?

You are welcome to bring groups. No admission is charged if you park on-site.

hotel
Do you rent your hotel rooms overnight?

At this time we are not offering any of our hotel rooms to the public. We have no immediate plans to open the hotel portion of the ranch.

About the Sheep Shearer

Graciano Hernandez founded Legacy Shearing by following his family trade and learning how to shear sheep as a child that was a trade passed on from his father Johnnie Hernandez. Graciano is the fourth generation shearer in his family and intends to keep the family legacy, by teaching his children his families tradition, while presenting hard work and dedication.

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Things to do

Sheep shearing
Daily from 11am-3pm
graciano hernandez
Watch as Graciano shears sheep from their warm winter woolies. Feel free to ask questions and listen to his commentary as he shears the sheep. Please note: although the process might look rough at certain instances, the sheep are not hurt in the shearing process.
TRACTOR TOUR
Daily 12-4 pm
123 farm tour guide
Ride aboard our wagon as our friendly tour guide talks about the history of the ranch and about the farm. Rides last about 15 minutes. $3 per person regardless of age (lap children are free).
*Annual members may ride the tour for free (VIP members can bring one guest for a free ride, Blue members can ride for free alone and up to 5 people may ride for free with a Family Membership).
sheep dog herding demo
TBD
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Watch a demonstration on how sheep dog herding works. See how the dog reacts to certain sound cues to perform herding duties. Free.
SHEEP FEEDING
1 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm
sign up required
Meet our sheep and feed them leaves from olive branches. Learn how we care for our sheep organically. Make sure to sign up in person at the Front Desk for a time slot. Reservations are free but limited in availability.
SCAVENGER HUNT
All Day
Game Boards available at the front desk
Get your game board from the Front Desk and solve the puzzle with clues hidden around the property. Free to play. Candy prize available.

123 Farm Eatery

Located in the Main Lobby, try various menu items made fresh in-house.

Crafts

Hands-on classes on using yarn or wool to make your own piece of art, felted animal, macrame and more!

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Craft Classes

NEEDLE FELTING SHEEP
TBD
Wrap yarn around the sheep to create a woolly ornament.Cost: $5Level: Easy
DREAM CATCHER MAKING
TBD
This DIY embroidery kit is an original design printed on fabric.  This cute rainbow design is simple to stitch with only one stitch required.Cost: $25Level: Intermediate, ages 9 +
RUG HOOKING
All Day Demo
Cost: FreeSee how natural dyes are made using leaves, herbs and other organic materials from our farm.
AND MORE!
Check back for additional craft classes
Most classes will require pre-registration. Difficulty levels may vary. Crafts for children will also be available (no reservations required).

Festival Map

Centered around the Organic Galleries, Sheep Shearing Weekends offers a limited number of sheep and wool related activities including various crafts, hands-on experiences in wool processing and lamb-themed dishes from the Eatery.

1. Parking Entrance

2. 123 Dough Sourdough Bread Marketplace
Purchase organic sourdough bread mad in-house using ancient grains. sample culinary items from 123 Farm, fermented food and drinks and more!

Information Desk
Come to the information desk to pick up your membership card, register for available workshops or to ask questions.

3. Sourdough Eatery and Dining Hall
From soups served with sourdough, tartines, and sandwiches, to sourdough pizza and sourdough desserts, the culinary team from our farm have prepared a variety of menu items that allow you to taste sourdough in different ways. food may be consumed indoors at the dining hall.

The Tipsy Sheep Tavern
Our bar has been decorated in preparation for our next festival (our annual sheep shearing held on Saturdays and Sundays from March 12 to April 3). Sip on fermented drinks as well as some sheep-inspired cocktails and our signature lavender drinks.

4. Workshops
Reserve your seat to participate in your choice of topics related to fermented foods and drinks hosted inside our former 800's hotel suites. classes can be booked online (please check late January 2023).

5. Free Lectures
Attend any of our free lecture on topics ranging from sourdough grains to raw milk. Lectures are held in a covered tent outdoors. In the case of rain, the lectures may be moved indoors to the dining hall (#3 on the map).

6. General Parking

7. Vendor Villag
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vendors offering their selection of fermented foods including cheese and wine, and handmade goods.

8. Organic Galleries
A parade of eight shops, each themed around a product from our farm, and a cafe featuring desserts made with sourdough starter. Products can be purchased by bringing a completed order form to the fulfillment center.

9. Sheep Baa-zaar
Offering sheep-themed goods and other novelty gift items.

Christmas Nights

November 4, 2022-January 8, 2023
Enjoy festive food and drinks, while walking through our Christmas village and taking in over 1,000,000 holiday lights around our farm! Shop at the 12 Days of Christmas and take photos with Santa.

Open select days

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Lavender Festival

May 5-July 30, 2023

Join us as we celebrate the blooming of our organic lavender. Stroll through 20 acres of lavender, taste lavender-infused food, drinks and desserts. Shop our lavender-themed marketplace and ride a wagon tour of the grounds.

Open select days.

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Lavender Nights

August 24-October 29, 2023

Join us outdoors with food from the grill, lavender cocktails, live music (on select days), marketplace shopping and a display of over half a million lights.

Thursdays-Sundays
5-10 pm

Free admission

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The products at 123 Farm are made primarily using organic ingredients from our farm. We hand harvest and distill our own lavender essential oil in the summer, and press oil from our century-old olive groves in the fall. We practice bee guardianship and sustainably harvest honey and beeswax from our own hives. Our products are made in small batches.