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Upcoming Events


Memorial Weekend Open Ranch Days

Visitors welcome this weekend, about 10 AM to 2 PM Check out our alpacas and llamas. The ranch st... Details >


Learn to Spin with a Drop Spindle

Time: 9 am to Noon Spinning is one of the most ancient of arts. As long as there has been clothin... Details >


Open Farm Day

We are open Sunday June 4 from 12-4. Visit alpacas, shop, relax, enjoy. We have a Free Alpaca 101 ... Details >

Gold Country Gathering

Gold Country Gathering 2017


Please join us for a Premier Fall Alpaca Show Event in beautiful Grass Valley, CA.  The show will take place among the pines at the easily accessible Nevada County Fairgrounds.  This years show will include a Full Fleece Halter Show, a Fleece Show AND a Walking Fleece Competition!  We are planning an exciting Silent Auction and are expecting some amazing herdsires for our Herdsire Auction as well as having wonderful Vendors!  Along with the advertising that will take place in the local area, there are other events at the fairgrounds that weekend that will bring in more of the public than ever before!  You won't want to miss this years Gold Country Gathering!!  See you there!!

AOA Certified Level II Halter Show, Walking Fleece Competition and Fleece Show

October 14-15, 2016 Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley, CA

Extended Early Bird Registration Deadline: September 13, 2017
Registration Deadline: September 30, 2017
Substitutions/Additions: Sept 30 - Oct 7, 2017
No Changes after October 7, 2017



This event will feature:

Open Barn night on Friday ~ Come and mingle with vendors and friends
Potluck Event and wine tasting Saturday under the trees ~ Join us for some down home fun on Saturday, some wonderful wines and great company!

Herdsire Auction ~ Bid on your favorites among an exciting selection of herdsires.  A great way to enhance your breeding program.

Great Vendors ~ start your Christmas shopping!

   Silent Auction ~ Bid on some incredible items and make sure to donate something to the silent auction...this year proceeds benefit the show directly!
  Fleece Show ~ Open all weekend!