The California Alpaca Breeders Association. Since 1989. Affiliate Member of AOA

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Upcoming Events


"Hot August" Performance Show

Save the date! Judge Tracy Weaver presiding! Performance classes from sub-junior through masters... Details >


5 Steps to Animal Communication

5 Steps To Animal Communication Class by Cindy Myers When: Aug 19, 9 am to 4 pm. Lunch is incl... Details >


Productive Spinning Workship with Stephanie Gaustad

Saturday, August 26th, 9am - 5pm Arapaho Rose Alpacas, Redding, CA $90 (Includes $10 mater... Details >

Join Calpaca

The California Alpaca Breeders Association (Calpaca) represents alpaca owners, breeders, and enthusiasts in California and beyond. We promote the well-being of alpacas and education of the public about alpacas, alpaca fiber, and alpaca products. We support each other through shared information and experiences, and host meetings, speakers and shows for the benefit of members and the public. We invite you to join us!

Calpaca Farm Membership - $100/year ($50 first year)


  • Run for a seat on the Board of Directors
  • Two votes on Calpaca issues
  • Quarterly Calpaca Connection Newsletter
  • Farm profile with online store on Calpaca website!
  • Farm included in directory, Alpacas for Sale, and Store listings
  • Free Newsletter advertising
  • Receive lists of potential buyers
  • Attend all Calpaca meetings and events*

Calpaca Associate Membership - $30/year


  • Quarterly Calpaca Connection Newsletter
  • Attend all Calpaca meetings and events*

*Calpaca Membership Meetings are held quarterly on the second Saturday of the second month of each quarter.

Membership dues payment

To pay by check, please make payable to "Calpaca" and mail to:

Tracy Di Pippo
291 Race Street
Grass Valley, CA 95945

Getting your farm listed on the Calpaca website

Calpaca is a member of the Openherd Affiliate Program, which allows you to use Openherd's system to upload and manage your farm information, sales lists, and other pages free of charge and your information will be automatically displayed on the Calpaca website.

To get your farm listed, simply create a free account on Openherd (scroll down the page to find the free membership option). Once you have created your account and have activated your farm profile (activate by going to "My Farm" in your Openherd account and click "Edit My Farm Page". Once you have clicked "Create Farm Profile", you're done), just send an email to to let us know you have created your Openherd farm profile. We will then add you to the membership listing.

Calpaca Membership Application/Renewal