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Upcoming Events

Our shop is open weekends as long as we are here and we'd be happy to show you around. 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Shearing Days  - May 14, 8am - ?? We are looking for anyone who has an interesting in seeing the shearing and joining in to help if they want.  Late in April we will be starting to shear a few ourselves with somefriends who also shear.  These are slower paced day, we can spend time explaining what we are doing and you are welcome to join in.  We will be having our professional shearer come in on Sunday May 14.  He does a great job and when he leaves, all the animals will have haircuts.  It's a fast paced day, but fascinating to watch.   If you want to learn more about the process of sorting fleeces, we will be able to schedule a seminar during the summer if you'd like to learn.

 

 

Past Events

 

Join us each year the 2nd weekend in October for our annual Open House

 


Painted Spring Farm Fall Festival & Open House October 10 & 11 - Join us on the farm for our annual event.  Vendors, wineries, 4H activities and fun for the entire family.  Learn about the alpacas and even how you could own one yourself - with or without a farm!  10-4 each day - free admission.

 

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Rhinebeck - October 15 & 16 - (picture is from 2015)  http://www.sheepandwool.com/ One of the 2 biggest fiber festivals in the country and we wouldn't miss it for anything.  We are inside building E in location 41.  What a beautiful time to enjoy the gorgeous setting of the Adirondacks in the fall.

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MD Alpaca & Fiber Festival - November 12 & 13 2016 -  http://www.marylandalpacas.org/pages/festival/index.html.  This is an up and coming show.  It gets bigger and better each year.  We've been with them from the start and really love the venue and the time of the year of this festival. 

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PAOBA Breeder's Showcase - November 12 & 13, 2016

Utz Arena at the York Fairgrounds.  This is the show that I love, love, love.  It's our hometown show, but it's no small event.  There will be hundreds of alpacas, many vendors, fun things to see and do.  Our 4H club will be participating and showing their animals on Saturday afternoon and Sunday Morning.  Free admission and parking.

 

Knitter's Day Out - September 17 & 18  http://knittersdayout.org/  Join hundreds of like minded fiber folks in 2 days of education and SHOPPING!  We are thrilled to be there again as a vendor.  I suspect this is at least my 15th year.  Always a good time and tons of great vendors and great classes to take.  Sign up early because the do not take walk in registrations, but you can visit the market for $2. 

Market hours are Friday 5 - 9:30 and Saturday 7:30 - 5.

York Fair - September 9th-18th.  We typically  have at least 2 of our alpacas in the UTZ Arena.  They are there the entire week.  On Sunday the 18th, see the York Co 4H alpaca club kids strut their stuff in the UTZ Arena.  This is what they work for all year long. Time is typically 2 pm and admission is free once you are in the fairgrounds.

Updated March 09, 2017