Alpaca Spring Show

Alpaca Spring Show

Dates: March 26 – 28
Time: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Location: Edmonton EXPO Centre, Hall B

Unlike their closest relative, the llama, alpacas are not beasts of burden, but are instead bred exclusively for their fiber, which is very similar to wool. Originally from South America, they are rapidly becoming an important part of North American agriculture as well. The 2015 Northlands Farm and Ranch Alpaca Spring Show will serve as both a great introduction for newcomers and an important resource for those already invested in this exciting livestock opportunity.

You’ll be able to learn what happens “From Shearing to Shawl” through presentations of the fine fibers produced by Alpacas and the garments and products made from their fleece. Plus, check out the judged competition and buy whatever catches your eye in the Alpaca Marketplace.

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March 24

6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Pen set up – Hall B

March 26 – Introduction to the World of Alpacas

10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Open to public
  • L.P.A.C.A. Marketplace open all day
  • Alpacas available for viewing
  • Producers available to answer questions
Shearing to Shawl Demonstrations
11 a.m. – Noon Shearing Display
  • Shearing demonstration
  • Fibre Sorting
  • Spinning and weaving demonstrations goes on all day
1:30 p.m. Introduction to Alpacas
  • Brief history of alpacas
  • General Information on Alpaca husbandry
  • Producers available to answer questions
2 p.m. Shearing Display
  • Shearing demonstration
  • Fibre Sorting
4 p.m. Shearing Display
  • Shearing demonstration
  • Fibre Sorting
  • Spinning and weaving demonstrations continues
8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Alpacas Arrive Alpaca stabling and colour checks for show
6 p.m. Northlands Appreciation Reception for Exhibitors

March 27 – Alpaca Show

9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • L.P.A.C.A. Marketplace open
  • Alpacas for viewing & Producers available for questions
9:30 a.m. Judges Meeting
  • All exhibitors required to attend
10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Alpaca Show
  • Alpaca judging
6 p.m. – 8 p.m. A.L.P.A.C.A. Social
  • Relax with fellow alpaca owners for pizza & refreshments

March 28 – Alpaca Show

9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Alpaca Show
  • L.P.A.C.A. Marketplace open all day
  • Alpaca judging continues
Noon – 1 p.m. Lunch
2p.m. – 6 p.m. Alpaca Show
  • Alpaca judging
6 p.m. Alpacas leave and pens dismantled