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Open Barn Days and Farm Tours

  • Open to the public – The farm is open to the public at no charge on selected days each month from 2pm to 4pm, May through September.  We will be closed during August, and our next event is September 23-24, to coincide with National Alpaca Farm Days sponsored by our national industry organization. The farm will be open from noon to 4pm on both days.

 

  • Private escorted tours are also available by appointment, and generally take anywhere from 30 minutes for individuals and 60-90 minutes for groups, depending on the structure requested by the group at the time the reservation is made.  Topics covered can include information about alpaca history, the industry today, why we raise them, fleece and conformation characteristics, etc.  Cost for a private tour is only $10 per adults 12 and up, but is credited against any purchase in the store in Downtown Kennewick!   Call Collins at 509-378-583.

 

Fuzzy Wuzzy Tours - Visitors to the farm are welcome to browse our onsite fiber arts studio where we offer a selection of things made from our award winning fleeces.  A limited collection of the things from our retail store can also be found here.

 

The Leather Alpaca – Looking for a unique gift for yourself or someone else?  Our new downtown Kennewick store at 9 W Kennewick Avenue (about one mile from the farm) is open Wednesdays through Fridays from 1pm to 5pm; Saturdays from 10am to 4pm.  Here you can find:

  • The yummiest of luxury alpaca retail items including all types of clothing and accessories, home decor, yarns, felts, etc.;
  • AND custom hand tooled leather accessories hand crafted by Collins, an extremely talented leather artisan. 

 

Alpacas for Fun and Profit – Dates to be Announced - This is a full day seminar offered in two half-day increments twice each year which introduces the alpaca and the alpaca livestock industry today.

  • SESSION #1 focuses on the alpaca history, its fleece and conformation characteristics, and why you might be interested in raising them;
  • SESSION #2 focuses on basic husbandry for the alpaca, as well as handling and training of alpacas.

Come learn all about this emerging livestock opportunity, whether you just want to own pet, fiber or pasture ornament alpacas, or you are seriously considering entering the industry as a business opportunity. Find out what it's like!

Reservations are needed and space is limited; please call Nikki at 509-378-6909; or call Collins directly at 509-378-5833 for a reservation! The gates open at 8:30am for hospitality and we begin promptly at 9am. 

 

2017 COMING ATTRACTIONS:

Annual Shearing Days-  2017 Shearing Days is in the books, now on to sorting and grading the fiber!

Collins' Greenhouse - 
Thanks to all our customers, we had a fabulous third season with the greenhouse. Now that we have opened the store in downtown Kennewick, Collins has had to give up his greenhouse activities.

 

Alpaca Shows - We attended the following 2016 Fall and 2017 Spring Shows this year. Fabulous results!

  • California Gold Country Gathering - Grass Valley, CA, October 14-16, 2016
  • ABI Show - Redmond OR - October 21-23, 2016
  • AOA National Show -  Denver, CO - March 18-19, 2017
  • Alpacapalooza - Portland, OR - April 1-2, 2017
  • The Futurity - Kansas City, KS - April 8-9, 2017
  • CABA - Portland, OR - May 13-14, 2017

 

Our best entry was SDAF WAPU’s Martha, who now has eight first place blue ribbons from six shows and three championship banners to her credit including the National Show and the Futurity.  

 

 

 

 

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Updated July 25, 2017