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April 22, 2018
Annual Fiber Harvest at Storybook Alpacas Mansfield, OH, US
It's finally SPRING!!! The alpacas are really excited to shed their winter coats. Come share in the harvest event on Sunday, April 22 from 2 - 4. Watch these little guys go from fluffy to skinny - either way they're the cutest animals on the planet! Stop by our gift shop for fiber demonstrations by Susan Lee of Chelaubree Farm. Bring your knitting or spinning wheel and join her! Or browse the gift shop for yarn, socks, scarves, giftware & supplies - all at 25% OFF during our final harvest open house. Join us, bring cameras, ask questions and enjoy an afternoon at Storybook Alpacas.....Where Happily Ever Afters Begin. We can't wait to see you! Click here for details
May 5 - 6, 2018
Shearing & Sorting Seminar Lindsay, ON, CA
Learn to Shear and/or Sort. SHEARING: DANNY PARKER shears over 2000 alpaca annually in Eastern Canada. He will instruct you on the shearing of alpacas with the goal of harvesting the fibre. After this course you will have the knowledge to shear an alpaca for show or to send to the mill. Each person will shear as many as the day will allow. SORTING: CATHY MERKLEY is a Certified Fleece Classer and Instructor as well as a Certified International Alpaca Judge. Together with Trudy McCall they own TnC Farms and have had alpacas since 1996. ARRIBA LINEA: have been breeding alpacas since 2005. We are home to approximately 100 alpacas. Shearers and Sorters will have hands on with a very wide variety and grade of fleeces. SPACE IS LIMITED! Please email or message Lori for the registration form. Click here for details
May 26 - 27, 2018
Alpaca Shearing Day & Sale Sherwood, OR, US
Join EasyGo Farm at Alpacas of Oregon and take a break from the Memorial Day Winery Tours to watch the alpacas get their annual haircuts. Get up close, hand feed them, and handle their luxurious fleece. Shearing Day is Saturday. On Sunday, learn to felt an alpaca gift. Phone Suzanne at 503-348-6954 to reserve a spot. $25-$75 covers your materials and instruction. Both days, you can shop for teddy bears, sweaters, scarves, & other alpaca products, many hand-crafted. Hand-spinners, knitters, & other fiber artists will find fleece and yarn. Many of the yarns are in one of the alpacas’ natural colors, spun from the fleece of a single animal. Bring your camera and get a shot of the alpaca who provided the raw material for your next project. Visitors can chat with four long-time livestock breeders who've raised llamas, horses, sheep, and goats. They've found that alpacas are a perfect match for owners of small acreages or for crafters looking for their own four-legged fiber producers. 21345 SW Aebischer Rd, Sherwood, Oregon - just off Hwy 99. Click here for details
June 16, 2018
Our Little World Alpacas Spring Open House Grafton, OH, US
The babies are here! The babies are here! Come on out and see our newest cria’s (babies). We are hoping to show off our first cria’s of 2018. While you are here we hope you enjoy the peaceful quiet of the country and the calm that comes over you just being around alpacas. If you are wondering what we do with alpacas you may want to attend one of our free mini informational seminar: The care and feeding alpacas, Setting up your new Alpaca Farm – Layout & Logistics, How to be a farm without being a farm, what it takes, What to do with your harvested fiber – To yarn or felt or to Sell raw or Co-op? You may also want to browse in our Farm store which will be open for this special event featuring Hand knit hats and scarves, Alpaca Bears & Dolls and the warmest socks you will ever own some of which is made from the fiber from our alpacas. Or just come on by we have lots of alpacas for viewing & picture taking. We will have Spinning and Loom Knitting demonstrations throughout the day. Click here for details
June 29 - July 1, 2018
Alpacas at the Gathering Albany, OR, US
Alpaca owners - bring your alpacas to the Black Sheep Gathering in Eugene, Oregon! If you're not familiar with BSG, it's one of the premier fiber events in the country. Visitors come from all over North America, taking classes, entering their wool, alpaca, and mohair in the show, showing sheep and goats, and packing the halls to buy fleece, roving, yarn, and animals. Vendor/farm display spaces will be a minimum 10x10; 10x20 spaces have room for your own 8 or 10 foot alpaca pens, plus product sales and farm displays. Set up is Thursday afternoon, June 28, and Friday morning 7am-9am. The show is 3 full days, Friday-Sunday, June 29-July 1. . Visit http://www.alpacafarmsoregon.org/Alpacas_at_the_Gathering.html for the registration form and more info. Click here for details
August 25 - 27, 2018
Camelidynamics Lindsay, ON, CA
Join us for three days of learning a kind, efficient, safe and science based approach to training and managing llamas and alpacas. Whether you have 2 llamas or 200 alpacas CAMELIDynamics will save you time and make living with your animals easier and more fun. Click here for details
September 29 - 30, 2018
National Alpaca Farm Days at Our Little World Alpacas Grafton, OH, US
Have you ever visited a working Alpaca Farm? On the last weekend of September every year, many alpaca farms and ranches across America welcome visitors of all ages to meet their alpacas and learn about the alpaca lifestyle. Our Little World Alpacas will be opening our farm for National Alpaca Farm Days Open House on September 29-30, 2018. Come visit our farm, and enjoy the quiet peacefulness of watching the alpacas as the babies play while their protective mom’s quietly watch. Our farm store will be open for this special event; we offer unique alpaca gifts for family and friends. Alpaca is the gift of warmth, hand knit hats and scarves and the warmest socks you’ll ever own, made from our own alpaca yarn along with many unique and different items made from alpaca. We will be open from 10am-4pm both days. Click here for details
November 24, 2018
Christmas in the Alpaca Barn Grafton, OH, US
Come and join us for Our Little World Alpacas 8th Annual “Christmas in the Alpaca Barn” on Saturday, Nov 24 and Dec 1, 2018. Our alpacas will be in the barn for this event; come and enjoy an up close and personal look at these wonderful peaceful creatures. You are welcome to come and learn how the alpacas live, their temperament, what they eat and if you are lucky some of our friendliest alpacas may try and steal a kiss so have your camera’s ready. Our Farm store will be open if you are looking for unique gifts for family and friends. We feature products hand made from our own alpaca fiber, as well as unique products from Peru. Alpaca is the gift of warmth. Hand knit hats and scarves, Alpaca Bears & Dolls and the warmest socks you will ever own. Click here for details
December 1, 2018
Christmas in the Alpaca Barn Grafton, OH, US
Come and join us for Our Little World Alpacas 8th Annual “Christmas in the Alpaca Barn” on Saturday, Nov 24 and Dec 1, 2018. Our alpacas will be in the barn for this event; come and enjoy an up close and personal look at these wonderful peaceful creatures. You are welcome to come and learn how the alpacas live, their temperament, what they eat and if you are lucky some of our friendliest alpacas may try and steal a kiss so have your camera’s ready. Our Farm store will be open if you are looking for unique gifts for family and friends. We feature products hand made from our own alpaca fiber, as well as unique products from Peru. Alpaca is the gift of warmth. Hand knit hats and scarves, Alpaca Bears & Dolls and the warmest socks you will ever own. Click here for details
 
 

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