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Sheepskin Revue is back – on the radio

The Sheepskin Revue, a staple of the Linn County Lamb & Wool Fair for 35 years, returns this year through the magic of radio.

With the help of Ken Cartwright and KYAC 90.1 FM, the revue hosts its first radio show at 7 p.m. May 21 on

This year’s show features telephones from Scio’s past. The show includes Crossed Wires in a Small Town, an original collaborative comedy about rumors on party lines and an original parody comedy tune by Joe Stoddard. It concludes with an interview with Paul Toews.

The Friends of the Scio Public Library is also bringing back its annual book sale after a two-year hiatus. The book sale runs 1 – 5 p.m. May 20 and 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. May 21 at Scio City Hall, 38957 NW First Ave. Proceeds benefit adult and children’s programs at the library.

Scheduled for May 20-22, the fair will see the return of such crowd favorites as the sheep dog trials, family games, a parade through town, cruise-in and shows for quilts, lambs, tractors, pets, flowers and more.

The fair was forced to cancel in-person events in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, though different shows and events were still held virtually. Last year the fair was able to meet in-person, but events were still limited due to the pandemic. 

Virtual attendance was brought back, allowing some shows and events to be hybrid so someone unable to enter a physical tractor, lamb, quilt or other item could still compete remotely.

Those who attend this year will find a variety of events, from the Fleece and Fiber Arts Show, to the classic car cruise-in, to coronation of the fair’s royal court. Other activities include sheep dog trials all three days, a parade through town May 21, and lamb show judging May 22. 

A full list of activities can be found at

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