They'll compete in an International Fleece Competition and a National Alpaca Fashion Show.
ALPACA OWNERS AND BREEDERS ASSOCIATION (AOBA) NATIONAL ALPACA SHOW OPEN TO PUBLIC
WHAT: The National Alpaca Show. More than 1,000 breeders and affiliated vendors from all over the nation and internationally converge on Cleveland, generating more than 2,000 room nights in hotels and an economic impact of $1,552,000. Attendees can see 1,500 alpacas in individual stalls. During the conference, an International Fleece Competition will take place featuring alpaca fiber from throughout the world judged by international judges.
WHEN: IX Center, One I-X Center Drive, Cleveland, Ohio 44135
Thursday, June 4 3pm – 5pm
Friday, June 5 8am – 6:30pm
Saturday, June 6 8am – 7pm
Sunday, June 7 8am – 4pm
SPECIFIC EVENTS: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has designated 2009 as the “International Year of Natural Fibres,” which will be celebrated during the National Alpaca Fashion Show on Saturday, June 6 at 7:30pm. The latest in alpaca fashions and accessories, from every day to evening wear, will be showcased.
A free public bus tour to visit four area alpaca farms departs the I-X Center at noon on Wednesday, June 3 and returns at approximately 5pm. The following alpaca farms will be included on the tour:
· Hobby Horse Farm, Wadsworth, OH
· C R Alpacas, Inc., Chagrin Falls, OH
· Humming Hill Suri Farm Inc., Newbury, OH
· Promised Land Farm, Chardon, OH
ABOUT AOBA: Headquartered in Nashville, TN, the Alpaca Owners & Breeders Association (AOBA) serves to facilitate the expansion of a strong and sustainable alpaca industry through the growth and development of the national herd and its products. Since AOBA’s formation in 1988, its membership has grown steadily to more than 4,000 members in North America.