Hundreds of Alpacas Convene in Shawnee to Celebrate the Oklahoma Alpaca Blastoff & Holiday Shopping Event
Meet the alpacas and shop for unique holiday gifts at the largest fall alpaca show in the south-central region!
Shawnee, OK — Alpacas of Oklahoma’s Alpaca Blastoff, which draws hundreds of alpaca enthusiasts and fiber artists from throughout Oklahoma and surrounding states will take place on November 14 and 15 at the Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center in Shawnee, Oklahoma.
Saturday, November 14, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, November 15, 9 a.m. – Noon
Alpacas of Oklahoma will welcome the public, while following state and local safety regulations, to learn more about the alpaca industry, too many breeders and meet their alpacas face-to-face, all under one roof. All who are able will be asked to wear a mask. Admission is FREE!
Participants gather annually at this annual alpaca show to compete in fleece and conformation events designed to promote the betterment of the national alpaca breed quality.
Also featured at this year’s show is Performance judging including obstacles, public relations, and a costume contest at 9 a.m. on Saturday morning. A parade featuring alpacas and their handlers dressed in costume will take place after noon on Saturday followed by a demonstration on “How to Train your Alpaca.”
Throughout the weekend, artisans will showcase alpaca fiber and examples of felting, fiber arts, and more. Vendors and farm displays will sell the latest alpaca fashions and hand-crafted items with an emphasis on high-quality alpaca fiber products, sustainable living, made in Oklahoma, and agritourism. This rare shopping opportunity comes at the perfect time for unique holiday gift ideas.
About Alpacas of Oklahoma
Alpacas of Oklahoma is Oklahoma’s Regional Affiliate of the Alpaca Owners Association. Alpacas of Oklahoma is one of the most active regional alpaca organizations in the country, dedicated to the “ethical promotion of all things alpaca.” The organization provides a wide variety of services designed to support existing farms and ranches in addition to welcoming those who are new to the alpaca industry. Adding value to the alpaca experience, Alpacas of Oklahoma gives members a resource that supports the health and welfare of this livestock choice.
Find out more on Alpacas of Oklahoma Facebook page!
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