Tuesday, June 2, 2009

1,500 alpacas at the I-X Center

Seriously: 1,500 alpacas adorably invade the I-X Center this weekend for the National Alpaca Show.

They'll compete in an International Fleece Competition and a National Alpaca Fashion Show.

So foreign alpacas can help make clothes, but can't model them? Unfair!

Since I also blog about politics, I can't help but ask: will Mike White and Peruvian BMW make an appearance?

Here is the press release we just got:



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.
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.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

These Alpaca Shows and Conferences are very important. Seeing how the fleece produced is a growing textile, people should attend these shows and get educated on the many uses of the Alpaca fleece.