LondonDairy Alpacas will host the 14th annual Alpaca Odyssey and Farm Fest on Sunday, May 25, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. rain or shine.
This event has attracted over 1,000 people in past years. Everyone will have an opportunity to get up close and personal with the gentle and rare alpaca. Alpacas will be walked throughout the crowd for close interaction by 4-H project members.
Live music will be provided by folk singer Rebecca Markvart. See demonstrations on fiber spinning, carding and wet felting at 11am and 1pm. Listen in on alpaca 101 at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. while observing several mother alpacas with their cute babies (crias). Talk to members of the 4-H alpaca/llama project of Manitowoc County. This is the third year these members will be judged at Manitowoc County Fair.
There will be a wide variety of unique new venders with handmade soaps, jewelry, gift wear, honey, crafts, maple syrup and perennial plants. Alpaca Fiber Threads, the on-the-farm gift store will be open with a wide variety of finished alpaca products.
Help the Two Rivers/Mishicot Food Pantry by donating a canned food item, or make a monetary donation at the gate. The event is free and open to the public. Also, enter to win the Free Alpaca raffle.
Food and refreshments will be available the entire day, with all proceeds going to Wildlife of Wisconsin. They will be bringing wildlife for viewing.
Alpacas have now been in the United States for over 20 years. See why they are the fastest-growing livestock endeavor in the nation. Alpacas produce one of the world's finest and most luxurious natural fibers. Alpaca is as soft as cashmere and comes in more natural colors than any other fiber-producing animal. Alpaca fiber is also warmer and stronger than other natural fibers and is a clean fiber that contains no grease, lanolin or oils. Interesting fact: the vast majority of people allergic to sheep wool are not allergic to alpaca. Fun fact: originally, only Inca royalty was allowed to wear the alpaca fiber.
LondonDairy Alpacas is located ½ mile north of Two Rivers on Highway 147, approximately 35 miles south of Green Bay from I-43 to Highway 147 or 85 miles north of Milwaukee. Visit www.Londondairyalpacas.com or call 920-793-4165 for more information.