Many people have seen alpacas on The View, The Today Show, The Late Show with David Letterman, WGN Morning Show and movies like Evan Almighty so now see alpacas in person at SafeHouse Farm Alpacas. We welcome you to take part in the excitement of this special weekend in September!
What is National Alpaca Farm Days?
Basically it’s your chance to see alpacas up close. AOBA which stands for Alpaca Owners and Breeders Association came up with the idea to organize all alpaca owners to open their alpaca farms to the public all on the same weekend once a year. SafeHouse Farm Alpacas along with thousands of other AOBA member alpaca farms will be participating this September. Many alpaca breeders from across the United States and Canada will invite the public to come to their farm or ranch to meet their alpacas and learn more about these interesting, useful, gentle, inquisitive and unique animals.
All of us at SafeHouse Farm had a blast each of the last two years during Alpaca Farm Days. It was great talking to lots of folks who came by to see the alpacas and take pictures. In the past we had a felting craft table for the kids, educational videos, alpaca sweaters, socks, yarn and scarves for sale, spinning demonstrations and photo opportunities with the alpacas. Sometimes we may even have a clown and face painter there for some added fun.
This is a great way to kick off the fall season. We hope you’ll have the opportunity to visit our Illinois alpaca farm to learn more about alpacas, see alpaca fiber products and to meet people living this satisfying and rewarding lifestyle. You’ll want to take plenty of pictures so don’t forget your camera.
What Alpaca Farms Are Participating in Alpaca Farm Days?
The easiest way to find out which alpaca farms are participating in Alpaca Farm Days is to go to the official site and check out the current list of farms in your state. Here is the National Alpaca Farm Days website.
I’m not sure how often the list is updated by AOBA or even if all participating farms are on the list so you may want to call the farms in your area just to see if they’re open.
Visit an Alpaca Farm and learn about:
- Alpaca farming
- Alpaca breeding
- Raising alpacas
- Alpacas as pets
- Alpaca fiber
- See huacaya and suri type alpacas
Set the date and stop on by during Alpaca Farm Days and watch the crias (baby alpacas) romp around in the pastures while learning about these wonderful pets and investments.
Some More Pictures from Illinois Alpaca Farm Days at SafeHouse Farm
Meet the Supersire or Superdam of fiber up close. Feel the alpaca’s prized soft and luxurious fleece for yourself.
Come out with the family for some fun this September at Alpaca Farm Days!