Shearing Day and Herb Sale at Greenbank Mills & Philips Farm


Apr 27, 2019
10:00 AM until 04:00 PM


Newport, DE: Take a step on the wooly side Saturday, April 27th from 10am-4pm for Greenbank Mills & Philips Farm’s 15th annual Shearing Day & Herb Sale!


Witness living history with the shearing of Greenbank Mills’ heritage sheep throughout the day as they get ready for the warmer weather! Learn colonial skills through hands-on demonstrations that include hand processing from sheep to shawl, natural dyeing and spinning, and bread baking. Every year choose from a wonderful selection of Amish-grown herbs available for purchase during the event.

Guided tours of our historic mill will be available and as well as our newest exhibits displayed in the Philips House, including Plein Air paintings from the Greenbank Historic District that are available for purchase. In the site’s scenic grove, enjoy live acoustic music from Irish band Seven Rings (10 am -1 pm) and from bluegrass band  Chapel Street Junction (1 - 4 pm). Musical performances are generously sponsored by Sun East Federal Credit Union.


Food will be available for purchase from The Hungry Spork and SwampTown Food Truck. Like craft beer? We have Delaware's newest brewery Wilmington Brew Works serving their delicious brews for purchase!


Admission to Shearing Day is free and open to the public. Parking is available across from Wilmington & Western Railroad's Greenbank Station, and Cedars Church of Christ. For more information and to purchase herbs in advance, please email us at or call 302-999-9001.


Greenbank Mills & Phillips Farm is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the Greenbank Mill National Historic District through educational programming and community partnerships. The organization maintains several historic buildings including a 19th-century gristmill and textile mill and an 18th-century farmhouse.





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500 Greenbank Road
Wilmington, DE

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