The State of Jefferson Alpaca Association (SOJAA) will hold their 9th Annual
AlpacaMania Show this weekend at the Jackson County Fairgrounds October 9-10, 2010
The 9th Annual AlpacaMania Show will be held at the Jackson
County Fairgrounds and Exposition Center this weekend, Saturday, October 9 through
Sunday, October 10, 2010. This event is sponsored by The State of Jefferson Alpaca Association (SOJAA) and the Alpaca Owners and Breeders Association (AOBA).
Admission is free and open to the public on Saturday and Sunday from 9am-3pm. The festivities will include:
_ Alpaca Halter and Fleece Shows.
_ Photo Contest and Silent Auction.
_ Alpaca Yarn and Garments for Purchase.
_ Hand-Spinning Demonstrations.
_ Alpaca Fiber Arts Competition.
_ Alpaca Farm Displays.
“Alpacas are the perfect “green” livestock. They can be raised on small acreage, are easy on the land, and provide a renewable resource in their fiber. Animal and fleece entries are coming from several western states. In addition to the competition, there will be animals and fiber products for sale,” reported Diana Shultz, co-owner of River Mist Ranch in Grants Pass, OR and Event Coordinator for the show. “Alpacas are sheared once a year. Alpaca fiber is used to make some of the finest, most luxurious fashions available. We have fleece entries from across the United States,” says Noreen Andresen of Eagle Point OR, Fleece Show Superintendent and co-owner of Andresen Acres, LLC.
“There will be stiff competition among the ranches in both the halter and fleece categories,” according to Correy Bol, co-owner of Silver Rose Ranch Alpacas in Jacksonville, OR and Herdsire Auction
Co-Chairman for the show. Alpacas will compete in show ring competition judged for conformation and fleece quality in many categories. Judges Ken Hibbits and Ruth Elvestad will be presiding over the Halter Show and Fleece shows respectively
This is an exciting show. There will be beautiful animals, spinning, weaving, finished products, and lots of information about alpacas and why they are a great investment opportunity. For on site interviews or additional press information please contact John Andresen at 541-831-0103.