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

— The Calpaca Team

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Upcoming Events


AAWO Winter Social

Come socialize and network with other AAWO members at our Winter Social held at the Oregon Garden Re... Details >


AAWO Fleece Seminar by Amanda VandenBosch

This hands on and interactive seminar will be led by AOA Senior Judge Amanda VandenBosch. The progr... Details >


California Classic

Free to the public! Join us for an alpaca show! Merced County Fairgrounds, in the Hilmar Cheese Bar... 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 Membership Meetings are held quarterly on the second Saturday of the second month of each quarter.

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

  • Free marketing on Calpaca website (animals, fiber, store, services etc.)
  • Complimentary listing of your Openherd website on Calpaca's website – check out
  • Educational quarterly Calpaca membership meetings
  • Free advertising opportunity in the Connection newsletter
  • Ability to link your Web site to a mobile device
  • Ability to link your Web site to Facebook page
  • Lobbying our State Legislature through– AG Day sponsorship
  • Discounts at alpaca events
  • Advertising opportunity to showcase your farm to over 3000 alpaca breeders
  • Opportunity to run for a seat on the Calpaca Board of Directors and have a voice in the future
  • Opportunity to host a Calpaca meeting and give your ranch and alpacas more exposure
  • Two votes on Calpaca issues
  • Connection newsletter that provides educational articles
  • Listing in Membership Directory, hard copy
  • Ability to send email marketing items to members offering your animals, products and services

Calpaca Associate Membership - $30/year


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


Calpaca Membership Application/Renewal

Membership Dues Payment


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

Tracy Di Pippo
14058 Sun Forest Dr.
Penn Valley, CA 95946

List Your Farm 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.

Remember, we/you are Calpaca. Our volunteer-oriented membership is our greatest asset and the underpinning success of our organization.

And most of all, you are part of a supportive network of caring and helpful alpaca owners.