Every year, hundreds of alpacas from throughout the United States compete in Oklahoma at the largest Alpaca Owners Association (AOA) halter and fleece competition in the regional southwest.  Alpacas of Oklahoma is excited to announce that this year’s event will be held at a new location!

Alpacas and alpaca enthusiasts, as well as fiber art enthusiasts, gather for the Oklahoma Alpaca Holiday Blast Off. This year, the show will be held November 11 and 12 at the Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center in Shawnee, OK.

What better way to learn more about the alpaca industry than to talk to hundreds of breeders and meet their alpacas face-to-face, all under one roof?  Now you can. And it’s FREE!

Hours are:

Saturday        9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sunday          9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Alpacas will be featured in the show ring competition, comprised of classes judging conformation and fleece quality in many categories for both Suri and Huacaya alpacas. 

Throughout the weekend, attendees can learn how alpaca fleece is processed at several educational displays including “Farm to Fiber to Fashion”. Also, don’t miss the chance to interact with, touch and take photos with these beautiful animals.

Attendees will have the opportunity to shop local for unique gift items at dozens of vendors and farm displays just in time for the holidays. High quality finished products, including the latest alpaca fashions and hand-crafted items, will be readily available.

With children’s activities scheduled as well, this is the perfect opportunity to learn how to include alpacas in your county 4-H program.

About Alpacas of Oklahoma

Alpacas of Oklahoma is Oklahoma’s Regional Affiliate of the Alpaca Owners Association.  Alpacas of Oklahoma is one of the most active regional alpaca organizations in the country, dedicated to the “ethical promotion of all things alpaca.” The organization provides a wide variety of services designed to support existing farms and ranches in addition to welcoming those who are new to the alpaca industry. Adding value to the alpaca experience, Alpacas of Oklahoma gives members a resource that supports the health and welfare of this livestock choice.

Find out more on Alpacas of Oklahoma Facebook page!