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Alpaca Farm Days

Join these Calpaca Farms & Ranches for the annual
ALPACA FARM DAYS!
September 24-25, 2016

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


BUTTE COUNTY
Farm Name: Andante Alacas
Contact Name: Susan Crane
Address: 56 Mimosa Ln, Chico, CA 95973
Phone: 530-345-4031
Email: snscrane@att.net
Website: www.openherd.com/farms/985/andante-alpacas
Description of Event: Open house with fiber demonstrations, refreshments and of course alpacas!

MARIPOSA COUNTY
Farm Name: Epic Alacas
Contact Name: Steve & Casey Aitchison
Address: 5273 Hornitos Rd., Catheys Valley, CA 95306
Phone: 209-769-1358
Email: alpacas@epicalpacas.com
Website: www.EpicAlpacas.com
Description of Event: Come join California's largest alpaca herd from 10-5 on Saturday, September 24th 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 vendors, demonstrations, face painting and food. After the visit to the ranch, 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! Epic Alpacas is also a part of Mariposa County's Farm & Ranch Tour, which offers tours of other Agriculturally related sites throughout the county. Contact Epic Alpacas for more info.

MERCED COUNTY
Farm Name: Luv R Pacas
Contact Name: Donna Morris
Address: 16090 Breunig Rd, Los Banos, CA 93635
Phone: 209 769-2621
Email: luvrpacas@yahoo.com
Website: www.luvrpacas.com
Description of Event: Open 9-4 both days, Alpaca Store will be open; guests can interact with alpacas

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
Email: macedosminiacre@gmail.com
Website: www.macedosminiacre.com
Description of Event: From 10 am to 3 pm September 24 and September 25, Macedo's Mini Acrewill 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.

NEVADA COUNTY
Farm Name: Sierra Rose Alpacas
Contact Name: Howard and Cynthia Kuhlmann
Address: 15895 Greenhorn Rd, Grass Valley, CA 95945
Phone: (530) 272-1218
Email: Cynthia@SierraRoseAlpacas.com
Website: www.SierraRoseAlpacas.com
Description of Event: We invite you to join in the fun! Come visit our working alpaca ranch with over 35 alpacas. This weekend we will be open from 10am-4pm to share the joy of everything alpaca! Learn, Love and Laugh with our Alpacas!
Learn about herd management and care, and why alpaca fiber has been called the ‘fiber of the gods.’ You’ll Love Alpacas and their fiber and Laugh at their antics! Start your holiday shopping early by buying alpaca yarn from our herd. We offer locally hand knit items by Justine Chenel Designs, socks, rugs and more in our Farm Boutique. Weekend Sale 10-35% off most items in our Farm Boutique. Don’t miss out!
Come enjoy demonstrations of alpaca handling & fiber arts, games for children and the child in you. Sign up for an advanced knitting class by Justine Chenel. We are offering a Special Barn Sale on alpacas this weekend too!
See our event schedule for more details at www.SierraRoseAlpacas.com
Alpacas are an Environmentally Friendly Way to Enrich Your Family's Lifestyle!

PLACER COUNTY
Farm Name: Bear River Alpacas
Contact Name: Nadine Joaquin
Address: Sierra Hay & Feed 1301 Lincoln Blvd Lincoln, CA
Phone: 209 986-9892
Email: nadinejoaquin@live.com
Website: www.bearriveralpacas.com
Description of Event: Join us for refreshments, music, demonstrations, shopping and free games and events for the kids. Have your picture taken and feed the alpacas.

Farm Name: Belvoir Mine Alpacas
Contact Name: Shalon Smith (Owner)
Address: 9960-9980 Wise Rd. Auburn, CA 95603
Phone: 916-390-5802
Email: Info@belvoirminealpacas.com
Website: www.belvoirminealpacas.com
Description of Event: We will be opening the ranch to the public Saturday September 24th from 10:00 am – 4:00 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: Loomis Alpacas
Contact Name: Beckie Perell
Address: 3600 Holly Hill Lane, Loomis, CA 95650
Phone: 916-768-0735
Email: Bperell@starstream.net
Website: www.LoomisAlpacas.com
Description of Event: Come tour an alpaca farm and enjoy your own family picnic with easy access and parking. Spinning yarn demonstrations and yarn sales throughout the weekend.

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY
Farm Name: Ranch of the Oaks
Contact Name: Mette Goehring
Address: 3269 Crucero Rd, Lompoc, CA 93436
Phone: 805-451-4104
Email: ranch@ranchoftheoaks.com
Website: www.ranchoftheoaks.com
Description of Event: Description of Event: A family friendly, free opportunity for the public to come meet alpacas and learn more about these inquisitive, unique animals, the luxury fiber they produce, and why the alpaca business is perfect for environmentally conscious individuals!
We will have alpacas, llamas and Icelandic sheep to view and we will be offering tours of our Custom Carding mill where we make roving, yarn and other products from our animal’s fiber. Ranch of the Oaks, along with, Heritage collection and Purple Mist alpacas will be here showing off all the great things that can be make with Alpaca fiber, including yarn, rugs,hats, scarves, shawls, sweaters, coats and more. Spinning and knitting demo’s going on daily. Coloring table for the kids. Food will be available for purchase.
Hours 9/24/16 10 am- 4 pm and 9/25/16 11 am - 3 pm

SHASTA COUNTY
Farm Name: Arapaho Rose Alpacas
Contact Name: Karen Kelly
Address: 10702 Arapaho Dr Redding, CA 96003
Phone: (707) 448-9157
Email: kskelly1@att.net
Website: www.ArapahoRoseAlpacas.com
Description of Event: It's Fun and it's FREE!
Join us for our 6th 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.

SOLANO COUNTY
Farm Name: Ahh...Sweet Alpacas
Contact Name: Bruce & Joan Nelson
Address: 7924 Charlotte Lane, Vacaville, CA 95688
Phone: (707) 448-9157
Email: sweetalpacas@cs.com
Website: www.sweetalpacas.com
Description of Event: Come help us celebrate our 10th annual Open House in celebration of National Alpaca Farm Days. Open from 10 to 3 Sat. Sept. 24 & Sun. Sept. 25. Admission and parking are FREE! Here is your chance to meet a number of alpacas up close. 5 different alpaca ranches will be sharing their alpacas and experiences, Ahh...Sweet Alpacas, Integrity Alpacas, Opus Two Alpacas, McGready Alpacas, and Dieci Alpacas. Bring the entire family and interact with, touch, and feed them, including several only a few months old. Spinners will be spinning raw alpaca fleece into yarn both days. Various alpaca finished goods as well as fleece and yarn will available to purchase. Be sure to bring your CAMERA! This is a working ranch so wear comfortable shoes and clothing, unfortunately there are no public restrooms.

Farm Name: Menagerie Hill Ranch
Contact Name: Deb Galway & Kirk Howard
Address: 4071 Norman Court, Vacaville, CA 95688
Phone: (707) 290-7915
Email: deb@menageriehillranch.com
Website: www.menageriehillranch.com
Description of Event: Come visit the alpacas!
Pet them and take pictures.
Watch spinning demonstrations.
Shop the farm store for alpaca fleece, roving, yarn, products and novelties.
Bring your lawn chair or blanket, picnic basket & camera.

This is a working ranch. Wear closed toe shoes and appropriate outdoor attire. Parking is available on site. Please no pets. Unfortunately, no restrooms are available.

If you plan to bring a large group, please call ahead so we can plan for you. 707.290.7915.

Saturday 10-4. Sunday 10-3.

STANISLAUS COUNTY
Farm Name: Lilly of the Valley Alpacas
Contact Name: Dennis and Nancy Lilly
Address: 2912 Church Street, Modesto, CA 95357
Phone: (209) 605-7354
Email: lovalpacas@yahoo.com
Website: www.lovalpacas.com
Description of Event: Come visit our ranch and meet the alpaca up close and personal. Learn all about this incredible animal. There will be plenty of photo opportunity.

Our ranch store will be open as well and is stocked with alpaca merchandise of all kinds…including teddy bears, yarn, hats, scarves, blankets, socks and more!

YUBA COUNTY
Farm Name: Violet Hill Farm
Contact Name: Deb Schoenberg
Address: 3736 Spenceville Rd., Wheatland, CA 95692
Phone: (360) 600-6292
Email: info@violethillalpacas.com
Website: www.violethillalpacas.com
Description of Event: 10-3 Saturday 9/24 and 10-2 Sunday 9/25 Violet Hill Farm and Pomopolis Farm invite you to come see our variety of animals – Yaks, sheep, alpacas and poultry and learn about fiber production, harvest, and finishing. We’ll have demonstrations on fiber skirting, washing, carding and spinning; you can see the animals up close, feed them treats, touch their lovely fiber and even purchase some hand made yarn! Learn about the benefits of alpaca manure for your garden and alpaca ownership.