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Welcome to AN's Alpaca Events Schedule!  Scroll down to view the events schedule in its entirety or use the drop-down boxes to be more specific in your search for events.
 

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March 18 - June 28, 2017
AAWO SpinOff Canby, OR, US
Still have some 2016 fleeces? Here's one last competition. A SpinOff is an easy way to compete – mail in just a 2-4 ounce sample of fleece. An experienced judge will spin a small skein and evaluate it according fineness, handle, ease of preparation, and other desirable characteristics, giving you valuable feedback. Plus, your alpaca’s fleece and your farm name will be viewed by thousands of visitors to Oregon Flock & Fiber Festival. Fleeces from both 2016 and 2017 shearings are eligible; there is no limit on the number of entries from one farm. Since we want to be inclusive, you don't have to be an AOA or AAWO member. We have $100 cash awards for Judge’s Choice in both suri and huacaya, plus suris and huacayas over 10. Youth (18 and under) and 4-H members qualify for a reduced entry fee and more cash prizes. Our deadline is June 28th. So check out your fleeces – those stored from last year and those still on your animals – and get them ready to send. We’re looking forward to seeing all your wonderful fiber. For complete information and to download the entry tag, visit http://www.alpacafarmsoregon.org/Alpaca_Spin-Off.html Click here for details
April 1, 2017
Breeding for an End in Mind-Genetic Gain, Color, Product Wilmington, OH, US
Interested in advancing your herd quality and furthering your knowledge of fleece, color genetics and breeding selection factors? Join America’s Natural Fiberworks, Blessed Criations and KB Alpacas from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to discuss “Breeding for an End in Mind”. This seminar is ideal for all alpaca breeders striving to advance their herd quality (fleece, color, and phenotype). You’ll learn about fleece characteristics and how those characteristics influence the end products such as yarn. We will also discuss getting the colors you desire and will introduce a process to objectively evaluate animals. We will conclude by putting our discussion to application with a breeding selection exercise. Attendees will leave with an advanced understanding of how to breed for an end in mind-genetic advancement. A continental breakfast and lunch are included. Click here for details
April 29, 2017
Annual Fiber Harvest at Storybook Alpacas Mansfield, OH, US
Join us in Storybook Alpacas' barn for our Annual Fiber Harvest. The alpacas will once again be enjoying a day at the spa with relaxing naps, haircuts and mani-pedis. Come and see how we collect their luxurious fiber. Ask questions, watch fiber demonstrations, feed the alpacas, shop at Alpacatales Yarn & Gifts. Save with gift shop discounts. If you're a spinner, knitter, or just like to snuggle exquisite fiber, choose your favorite alpaca's fiber for purchase as we shear (or purchase your favorite alpaca!) Bring kids, cameras and questions. If you'd like to join Val, bring your spinning wheel or knitting project. We can't wait to see you! For more information call 419-589-3745 or visit us on our website www.storybookalpacas.com or our Facebook page at Storybook Alpacas USA. Click here for details
May 27 - 28, 2017
Alpaca Shearing Day & Sale Sherwood, OR, US
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 item. 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. Both farms offer alpacas for sale along with boarding options. 10:00 am till 4:00 pm. 21345 SW Aebischer Rd, Sherwood - just off Hwy 99. Click here for details
June 10, 2017
Alpaca Education 101, Live Shearing & Pen Sale Lake Stevens, WA, US
Come enjoy a day of alpaca education 101, fiber shearing & Skirting of fiber and Pen Sale Too.. Come learn all about alpacas, Raising them, Costs, Business, Fiber, meet our baby cria and more. This will be a day of fun you will remember I promise! Click here for details
June 17, 2017
OLWA 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 2017. 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. Our farm will be open on June 17, 2017, from 10am-4pm or hang around to watch the cria pronking while enjoying our beautiful sunsets. Click here for details
June 23 - 25, 2017
Alpacas at the Gathering Eugene, 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 and mohair in the show, showing sheep and goats, and packing the halls to buy fleece, roving, yarn, and animals. Knitters, hand-spinners, felters, and weavers find plenty of raw material for their next projects, but everyone enjoys the animals, fiber demonstrations and competitions, and colorful displays. We will again be in the main animal area along with the Wool Show & Sale. Set up is Thursday afternoon and Friday morning 7am-9am. 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. Visit http://www.alpacafarmsoregon.org/Alpacas_at_the_Gathering.html for the registration form and more info. Click here for details
September 23 - 24, 2017
National Alpaca Farm Days Open House 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 23-24 2017. 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 11am-4pm both days, but you are welcome to stay and watch our beautiful sunsets while the alpacas graze on 4 acres of pasture. Click here for details
November 25, 2017
Christmas in the Alpaca Barn Grafton, OH, US
Come and join us for Our Little World Alpacas 4th Annual “Christmas in the Alpaca Barn” on Saturday, Nov 25 and Dec 2, 2017. 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 2, 2017
Christmas in the Alpaca Barn Grafton, OH, US
Come and join us for Our Little World Alpacas 4th Annual “Christmas in the Alpaca Barn” on Saturday, Nov 25 and Dec 2, 2017. 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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