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Calpaca’s “All Aspect Education” Camelid Symposium

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Basic Fiber Sorting/Grading Class

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Advanced Fiber Sorting/Grading Class

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Alpaca Farm Days

Join these Calpaca Farms & Ranches for the annual
September 29-30, 2018

(Locations are listed by their county to help you find the closest one to you!)

Farm Name: Epic Alacas
Contact Name: Steve & Casey Aitchison
Address: 5273 Hornitos Rd., Catheys Valley, CA 95306
Phone: 209-769-1358
Description of Event: Come join California's largest alpaca herd from 10-5 on Saturday, September 29th for a fun-filled day for the whole family! Epic Alpacas will feature a petting zoo filled with friendly, adorable alpacas; tours of the ranch given on the hour; along with face painting, and food. When you're done at the ranch and know more about these wonderful animals, grab your 15% off coupon and head up to the Epic Alpacas Boutique and Outlet in the nearby historic town of Mariposa to shop for amazingly soft, luxurious alpaca clothing, toys, souvenirs and more! Contact Epic Alpacas for more info.

Farm Name: Belvoir Mine Alpacas
Contact Name: Shalon Smith (Owner)
Address: 9960-9980 Wise Rd. Auburn, CA 95603
Phone: 916-390-5802
Description of Event: We will be opening the ranch to the public Saturday September 29th from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. Bring your family, friends and neighbors to come and meet our herd of 37 alpacas. We will have activities where you can feed and pet the alpacas, ask questions, learn about alpacas and the joy and benefits of owning them. We will also be displaying fleeces from our very own alpacas, the yarn made out of their fleece and the final knitted and crocheted products from our very own herd. There will also be a variety of products made from alpacas available to purchase. Start your holiday shopping early! We are looking forward to seeing you!

Farm Name: Arapaho Rose Alpacas
Contact Name: Karen Kelly
Address: 10702 Arapaho Dr Redding, CA 96003
Phone: (707) 448-9157
Description of Event: It's Fun and it's FREE!
Join us for our 8th annual open house on National Alpaca Farm Days. We are joining alpaca ranchers across the US and Canada opening our ranch so you can meet the alpacas face to face. Walk through our pastures and experience the gentle nature of our alpacas. Bring your camera to take pictures with the alpacas. Learn about the alpaca and the life style directly from your local alpaca ranchers. Watch demonstrations of spinning, weaving and other fiber activities.
Start your holiday shopping early in our boutique where you'll find alpaca apparel and products.
Bring your knitting or crocheting and join us for the afternoon.

Farm Name: Ahh...Sweet Alpacas (plus six more alpaca ranches all in one location!)
Contact Name: Bruce & Joan Nelson
Address: 7924 Charlotte Lane, Vacaville, CA 95688
Phone: (707) 448-9157
Description of Event: Ahh…Sweet Alpacas invites you to their 12th Annual Open House in celebration of National Alpaca Farm Days. From 10:00 am to 3 pm. September 29 & 30 you have a unique opportunity to meet some truly incredible animals. Bring the entire family and help celebrate as 7 different alpaca ranches join forces at 7924 Charlotte Lane in Vacaville to enhance your alpaca experience. Come and meet the mystical Alpaca up close. Join Ahh..Sweet Alpacas, Opus Two Alpacas, Fairwinds Alpacas, Integrity Alpacas, Alpacas by The Bay, C-Line Alpacas, and Dieci Alpacas as they share their alpacas and experiences with you. Be sure to bring your camera!

You will be able to interact with a number of alpacas in a variety of colors, including several only a few months old. A large variety of Alpaca Fiber Products from Opus Two Alpacas and Fairwinds Alpacas will be available. Plus Alpaca Fleece, and Alpaca Yarn, from Ahh…Sweet Alpacas own herd will also be available. You will be amazed at the softness of the Alpaca Clothing and Alpaca Yarn. Spinning Demonstrations will be ongoing throughout the day. You can watch and ask questions, as several very experienced spinners spin the alpaca fleece into yarn. Then see the finished products that are all made from Alpaca Fleece. But most importantly you will get to meet, feed and actually get your hands on the Alpacas and their luxurious fleece!

Alpacas are one of the most fascinating animals that you could possibly imagine. They come in 22 Natural Colors, and their sweet gentle dispositions, not to mention their curiosity, will capture your heart. Alpacas were first domesticated 5,000 years ago by the Inca Indians of Peru and became the center of the Inca Culture. The alpaca fiber is lighter, warmer, and softer than wool, and contains no lanolin! Now you can come and see these incredible animals for yourself.

Parking and Admission are FREE!!! Bring your Camera.

For more information about these fascinating animals call Bruce, Joan, or Kathryn at 707-448-9157 or email For more information about their Open House Day visit For more information on National Alpaca Farm Days, visit the website at

Farm Name: Macedo's Mini Acre
Contact Name: Maureen & Larry Macedo
Address: 11175 Golf Link Road, Turlock CA 95380
Phone: 209-648-2384 or 209-648-2338
Description of Event: From 10 am to 3 pm September 29 and 30, Macedo's Mini Acre will welcome guests to join them for many activities including demonstrations of spinning, needle felting, processing fiber. Take a look at how fiber is processed from fleece to finished products. The Ranch Store will also be open if you would like to purchase souvenirs, Christmas ornaments, yarn or gifts (socks, hats, rugs, scarves and purses to name a few items). Children's coloring pages and visiting with the miniature horses, all FREE.