They pick through the fleece and comb it and get it ready for the spinners. Each team had 3 spinners. One of the teams had a Harley Davidson theme. They even had a motorcycle in their display area. One team was dressed in colonial garb.
They get to warp their looms before the contest. That may take up to 5 days. The Harley team used hand dyed wool and it was set up with a flame type design.
After 3 hours, they have to remove the shawl from the loom and then they are judged. The shawls are then auctioned off. here are a couple of them. I didn't get to see the Harley.
And then there were the vendors. The bulk of them were geared towards knitters and spinners and weavers. There was yarn made of every fiber you can imagine and dyed in every color you could imagine.