My sister and I went to Maryland Sheep and Wool on Saturday. This was our second visit and we changed a few things from last time. We arrived at 8:45 instead of 11:30 - this was a great idea. We will do this again! My sister also got the show book ahead of time and we marked the vendors we especially wanted to visit. I arranged them in order by building and booth number and we were all set.
I will say that this year I noticed more porta-potties as well as more restrooms (I know there couldn't have been more restrooms, but last year it was so crowded that we couldn't see them!) One set of porta-potties also had a porta-sink outside it; you pumped the water with a little foot pump. It was nice to be able to shop with clean hands! We also noticed a porta-ATM under its own little blue tarp.
Early as we were, the line for the show products (t-shirts, bags, etc.) was already really long. Everytime we came out of a barn, we checked it, and it never got shorter, only longer. I didn't need the t-shirt that much...
We found loads of beautiful yarn, we visited all the vendors on our list and discovered some new ones which is always fun. We also got beads for stitch markers, and I got a beautiful shawl pin. Best of all, we weren't completely exhausted by the crowds and the heat this year.
I've already started a sock with the Panda Cotton that I got at the Carodan Farms booth!