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The Nordfrieslamm starts the outdoor season!

Spring has finally arrived in North Friesland! This not only means that the sheep and lambs are allowed back on the dykes, but also that our North Frisian lamb majesties mingle with the “people” again. Many wonderful farmers’ markets and village festivals give them the opportunity to do so.

Niebüll's schafer day on June 16, 2023

“Niebüll’s sheep day” is the motto of an action day all about sheep, lambs and their products on June 16, 2023 from 11:00 to 21:00 on Niebüll’s town hall square. The Niebüll town marketing department, the Nordfrieslamm project of the Nordfriesland business development agency and regional suppliers will be organizing a colourful programme on this day based around the woolly ambassadors of North Friesland. Of course, the Lamb Queen and the Lamb Princess will also be there. There is a lot to see, feel, taste and find out.

Instead of an opening with many speeches, we would like to hold a relaxed “Schafen Schnack” at the information stand of the Nordfrieslamm project at 11.30 a.m., to which we would like to cordially invite you.

Here you can meet the lamb majesties on other dates and discover sheep products:

21.5.2023Gottorf country market

For the 22nd time, the Gottorfer Landmarkt, Germany’s largest organic market, takes place in Schleswig at Gottorf Castle. More than 15,000 visitors from Schleswig-Holstein, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Lower Saxony, Hamburg, southern Denmark and beyond are once again expected on Schleswig Castle Island from 10 am to 6 pm. Producers and exhibitors of organic and sustainable products and eco-fair services meet creative artisans, clubs and associations provide information about their activities and farmers present numerous animals and innovative concepts for animal husbandry.

 

04.06.2023 – Proclamation of the North Frisian lamb queen and lamb princess 2023/2024 from 10:30 am at the Viöler farmers’ market

There is a large supporting program for visitors, which includes many animal presentations (breed shows for cattle, horses, sheep, poultry, etc.), demonstrations of old trades such as blacksmiths, ropemakers, threshers, wood carvers and many fun and games for children of all ages, round trips and much more. Artisans line the Dörpsplatz, Kirchenweg and the Erich-Wobser-Halle (gymnasium). Every year the program changes and is announced.

 

25.06.2023 (11.00 am to 5.00 pm) Shaft day in the West Coast Park in SPO

Down with the winter wool! Watch our sheep being sheared. The Lamb Queen and Lamb Princess of North Friesland accompany the sheep shearing. A family program awaits you: an exciting rally about sheep to take part in, great craft activities, colourful felting with fairytale wool, games in the countryside and more.

The "Nordfrieslamm" campaign

Our “Nordfrieslamm” campaign aims to make the dyke sheep and its indispensable use on the dykes around the North Sea more visible and give it greater appreciation.

The project of Wirtschaftsförderungsgesellschaft Nordfriesland mbH involves sheep farms, dairies, farm stores and restaurants in the region. In this way, the regional “sheep” suppliers can promote the common cause and support each other when it comes to marketing the diverse products of the woolly dyke dwellers.

If you would like to find out more about the work of “Nordfrieslamm”, click on www.nordfrieslamm.de or follow the Majesties on Instagram!

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