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  *Yellow Shaded areas signify AOA Certified Shows or Shows Pending AOA Certification.  
Date Location Event
  2014

October 18 - 19
2014

Essex Junction,
VT

Green Mountain Alpaca Fall Spectacular
(AOA Certified Show: Click here for more information)

October 18
2014

Ashland,
OH

Autumn Fiber Festival
Sponsor: Roger & Kay Jenney

Held at Ashland County Fairgrounds, Mozelle Hall, 2042 Claremont Ave. 9 am. - 5 p.m. Free Admission.
Local fiber producers, craftsmen and artists will be brought together to display and sell their wares, demonstrate their skills and educate the visiting public about natural fibers and their importance to our culture. Alpacas and other fiber animals will be on display. Featuring: Raw fiber, Yarn, Finished Fiber Items, Fiber Arts, Fiber equipment, Knitting and Crochet supplies.

Contact 1: Julie Petty
Email: 
Website: www.autumnfiberfestival.com
Phone: (419) 529-8152

Contact 2: Kay Jenney
Email: 
Website: www.autumnfiberfestival.com
Phone: 419.544.7230

October 18 - 19
2014

Grass Valley,
CA

Gold Country Gathering
(AOA Certified Show: Click here for more information)

October 24 - 25
2014

Fletcher,
NC

Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair
(AOA Certified Show: Click here for more information)

October 25
2014

St Mary of the Woods,
IN

Alpaca 101: Fundamentals of Alpaca Husbandry
Sponsor: White Violet Farm Alpacas

A one-day workshop on the fundamentals of alpaca husbandry geared toward those who are considering owning alpacas or those very new in the business. Topics include: herd health issues, injections, feeds, barns and sheds, pasture care, toenails, developing goals, fiber, record keeping, nutrition and 90 minutes of hands-on work. Sign-in begins at 9:30 a.m. with coffee and rolls and we'll end at 4:00 p.m.

Register before Oct 17th.

Contact 1: Robyn Morton
Email: 
Website: www.whiteviolet.org
Phone: 812-535-2932

Contact 2: Tracy Wilson
Email: 
Website: www.whiteviolet.org
Phone: 812-535-2934

October 25 - 26
2014

Pasco,
WA

Northwest Alpaca Showcase
(AOA Certified Show: Click here for more information)

October 25 - 26
2014

Des Moines,
IA

American Alpaca Showcase
(AOA Certified Show: Click here for more information)

October 25 - 26
2014

Syracuse,
NY

Empire Alpaca Extravaganza
(AOA Certified Show: Click here for more information)

October 26
2014

St Mary of the Woods,
IN

Alpaca 102: Fundamentals of Alpaca Fiber Processing
Sponsor: White Violet Farm Alpacas

Registration deadline: Friday, October 17, 2014
Cost: $50 per person or $75 for two people from the same farm or family. ($10 discount if also attending Alpaca 101.)
White Violet Farm Alpacas staff will share our experiences with all facets of alpaca fiber processing — from making breeding decisions to choosing a fiber mill or processing your own fleece. Students should expect lots of hands-on opportunities.

Contact 1: Robyn Morton
Email: 
Website: www.whiteviolet.org
Phone: 812-535-2932

Contact 2: Candace Minster
Email: 
Website: www.whiteviolet.org
Phone: 812-535-2935

November 1
2014

Saint Mary of the Woods,
IN

Nuno Felted Scarves
Sponsor: White Violet Farm Alpacas

1:00pm to 4:00pm. Learn this exciting form of felting that creates beautiful fabrics with lovely drape. Create scarves by felting alpaca and wool fibers onto a thin, gauze fabric backing. This is a great opportunity to create a gift for someone on your holiday list! Instructor, Debby Green, Marshall, Ill., works at the Forsythe Family Farms Alpacas.

Housing is available.

Register by Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Cost: $100 (includes materials, use of equipment, meals and refreshments).

Contact 1: Robyn Morton
Email: 
Website: www.whiteviolet.org
Phone: 812-535-2932

November 1 - 2
2014

Tallmadge,
OH

OABA Alpacafest 2014
(AOA Certified Show: Click here for more information)

November 1 - 2
2014

Conyers,
GA

Royal Alpaca Challenge
(AOA Certified Show: Click here for more information)

November 1 - 2
2014

.,
NJ

New Jersey Alpaca Spinoff
(AOA Certified Show: Click here for more information)

November 8 - 9
2014

Loveland,
CO

ABR Fall Fest
(AOA Certified Show: Click here for more information)

November 8 - 9
2014

Westminster,
MD

MABA Alpaca Celebration
(AOA Certified Show: Click here for more information)

November 8
2014

Wilmington,
OH

Alpaca 101-10 Basics to Raising Alpacas
Sponsor: Kim DeLaney

Join Brad DeLaney of KB Alpacas and Vicky Brooks of Heatherbrook Farms from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to discuss the 10 basics to raising alpacas. This hands on seminar will include alpaca care, feeding, handling, injections, toenail trimming, fecals, body scoring, behavior checking, breeding and weighing. Lunch is provided. This seminar is ideal for the new breeder or someone who wants to learn more about these amazing animals. Email or call to enroll.

Contact 1: Brad DeLaney
Email: 
Website: www.kbalpacas.com
Phone: 513-236-8523

Contact 2: Kim DeLaney
Email: 
Website: www.kbalpacas.com
Phone: 513-324-2151

November 15
2014

Franklin,
OH

The P's of Crias Seminar
Sponsor: Heatherbrook Farms & KB Alpacas

Nov 15 - The P's of Crias

Join Vicky Brooks of Heatherbrook Farms and Brad DeLaney of KB Alpacas from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to discuss and share ideas for the period 6 months before the cria is born until 6 months after the birth. We will be discussing and offering solutions for the (P)lanning, (P)repartum, (P)ostpartum, and (P)roblems. Call (513-479-2261) or email (vbrooks@heatherbrookfarms.com) to reserve a seat. Cost is $25 per person or $40 for 2 or more from same farm/group

Contact 1: Vicky Brooks
Email: 
Website: www.heatherbrookfarms.com
Phone: 513-479-2261

November 15
2014

Odessa,
FL

Alpaca Business Sense
Sponsor: Brenda & Frank Crum Jr

Alpaca Business Sense
Sponsor: Brenda and Frank Crum Jr
Interested buyers can join us at the Ranch to learn about the benefits of owning alpaca, herd management and health information and strategies for your business decisions. Our CPA/Alpaca owner guest speaker will discuss your tax options and recordkeeping followed by exciting sessions describing alpaca care, handling and product options. 12:30-5pm followed by a Wine/Beer reception to spend ‘face to face’ time with the alpaca.

Contact 1: Brenda Crum
Email: 
Website: goldenspiritalpaca.com
Phone: 813 382 5733

November 15 - 16
2014

Guthrie,
OK

A-OK Alpaca Blast Off
(AOA Certified Show: Click here for more information)

November 28 - 29
2014

Sherwood,
OR

Open Alpaca Barn
Sponsor: EasyGo Farm

In Washington County's wine country, just off Hwy99, take a break from the Thanksgiving winery tours. Meet the summer's alpaca babies and their mothers. Get nose to nose with less expensive "fiber boys" - alpacas for fiber artists, 4-H, pasture mowers. Get your hands on luxurious alpaca products: fleece for handspinners, yarn for knitters, sweaters, scarves, & more. This is a unique way to entertain your out-of-town company, as well as do some holiday shopping.

Contact 1: Linda Bolewicz
Email: 
Website: www.easygofarm.net/AOOThanksgiving
Phone: 503-628-2023

Contact 2: Suzanne Campbell
Phone: 503-348-6954

November 29 - 30
2014

Fayetteville,
AR

Alpacas in the Ozarks
(AOA Certified Show: Click here for more information)

December 6 - 7
2014

Doswell,
VA

VAOBA Alpaca Expo
(AOA Certified Show: Click here for more information)

  2015

January 24
2015

Odessa,
FL

Neonatal Clinic and Wetlab
Sponsor: Brenda and Frank Crum Jr

It only takes one difficult birth to know the value of a neonatal class! This seminar will pay for itself when you become a more confident alpaca 'midwife'. Dr Norm Evans will focus on the dam and babes health leading up to and following that exciting 11 1/2 months. Wetlab is hands on practice to get ready for that big day. Registration, hotel and seminar details at www.goldenspiritalpaca.com. Limited attendance so register early.

Contact 1: Brenda Crum
Email: 
Website: goldenspiritalpaca.com
Phone: 727 809 2253

January 31
2015

Saint Mary of the Woods,
IN

Nuno Felting Fabric Yardage
Sponsor: White Violet Farm Alpacas

Learn this exciting form of felting that creates beautiful fabrics with lovely drape. Create a large piece of fabric by felting alpaca and wool fibers onto a thin, gauze backing. Produce one large piece of fabric that can be used to sew into clothing or make a lap blanket.

Housing is available, so please inquire.

Registration deadline: Sunday, January 25, 2015
Cost: $100 (includes materials, use of equipment, meals and refreshments).

Contact 1: Robyn Morton
Email: 
Website: www.whiteviolet.org
Phone: 812-535-2932

February 14 - 15
2015

Newberry,
FL

Sunshine State Alpaca Expo
(AOA Certification-PENDING: Click here for more information)

February 14 - 15
2015

Fort Worth,
TX

TxOLAN Alpaca Spectacular
(AOA Certification-PENDING: Click here for more information)

February 21 - 22
2015

Concord,
NC

Carolina Alpaca Celebration
(AOA Certification-PENDING: Click here for more information)

February 28
2015

St. Paul,
MN

2015 Camelid Conference
Sponsor: Sunrise River Alpacas

This years' topic is presented by Dr. Claire Whitehead, BVM&S, MS, FHEA, MRCVS, DAVIM (Large Animal) and the topics for discussion include Biosecurity for the Alpaca Farm and Cria Care. Claire has extensive speaking experience and has presented at conferences all over the United States, in the UK, Ireland, Switzerland, Finland and Holland as well as New Zealand. Her main research interests include Camelid genetics, vitamin D metabolism, neonatology, immunology, and neurological diseases. She has cowritten an owners’ manual on Neonatal Care for Camelids and guest-edited a special edition of the Veterinary Clinics of North America on Alpaca and Llama Health Management (2009). She is the current President of the British Veterinary Camelid Society.

Contact 1: University of MN Continuing Education
Email: 
Website: http://www.cvm.umn.edu/vetmedce/events/Camelid/hom
Phone: 612-624-3434

Contact 2: University of MN Continuing Education
Email: 
Website: http://www.cvm.umn.edu/vetmedce/events/Camelid/hom
Phone: 612-624-3434

February 28
2015

St. Paul,
MN

2015 Camelid Conference University of Minnesota - Alpaca Farm Biosecurity and Cria Care
Sponsor: Sunrise River Alpacas - University of Minnesota

Keynote speaker this year is Claire Whitehead, BVM&S, MS, FHEA, MRCVS, DAVIM (Large Animal)Claire grew up in the United Kingdom, developing a passion for alpacas on the family farm. She completed a Residency in Large Animal Internal Medicine at The Ohio State University in July 2005, working under Dr. David Anderson. Llamas and alpacas formed approximately 95% of her heavy caseload there. See website for details on the conference.

Contact 1: Helen Weber
Email: 
Website: http://www.cvm.umn.edu/vetmedce/events/Camelid/hom
Phone: 612-624-3434

Contact 2: Helen Weber
Email: 
Website: http://www.cvm.umn.edu/vetmedce/events/Camelid/hom
Phone: 612-624-3434

March 7 - 8
2015

Sevierville,
TN

Southern Select Alpaca Show
(AOA Certification-PENDING: Click here for more information)

March 13 - 15
2015

Grand Island ,
NE

AOA National Show
(AOA Certification-PENDING: Click here for more information)

March 21 - 22
2015

Columbus ,
OH

Best of the US Alpaca Show
(AOA Certification-PENDING: Click here for more information)

March 21 - 22
2015

Springfield,
IL

Railsplitter Alpaca Show
(AOA Certification-PENDING: Click here for more information)

March 21 - 22
2015

Norco ,
CA

Alpaca Fest West
(AOA Certification-PENDING: Click here for more information)

March 28 - 29
2015

Kansas City,
MO

MOPACA Invitational Alpaca Show
(AOA Certification-PENDING: Click here for more information)

April 11 - 12
2015

Lexington ,
KY

Kentucky Classic
(AOA Certification-PENDING: Click here for more information)

April 19 - 20
2015

Kansas City,
MO

The Futurity
(AOA Certification-PENDING: Click here for more information)

April 24 - 26
2015

Harrisburg,
PA

MAPACA Jubilee
(AOA Certification-PENDING: Click here for more information)

     
   
     
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