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AOA National Fleece Show
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AOA National Fleece Show

July 10–13 • Burlington, Kentucky

The deadline to enter the AOA National Spin-Off Competition is May 15!

Spin-Off

How well do your fleeces spin? Enter the AOA National Spin-Off Competition and find out! Fleeces shorn on or after 1/1/2023 are eligible to compete in the Spin-Off competition. The deadline to register for Spin-Off is May 15, and entries must be received no later than May 20.

The Spin-Off Competition invites participants to submit 2 ounces of fleece for assessment by experienced spinners. Judges carefully spin the fleece by hand, evaluating its quality based on factors like uniformity, ease of spin, and overall appeal. It's an excellent opportunity to gain insights into your fleece and receive a hand-spun sample.

Register for Spin-Off

Fleece Show

Register and submit your fleeces for the National Fleece Show by June 10 to receive discounted Early Bird pricing. General registration ends on June 25.

Register for Fleece Show

Innovative Fleece Assessment

The Innovative Fleece Assessment (IFA) is a scientific method for fleece judging that focuses on the potential end-product of the fleece. Registration for IFA will run until June 25.

The Fleece Show and IFA Show have separate registration links. Please note that one fleece can not be entered into both shows.

Register for Innovative Fleece Assessment

Fiber Arts & Skeins

Show off your skill and creativity by submitting your creations to the National Fiber Arts & Skeins show. Entries must consist of 50% alpaca fiber and should be shipped separately from fleece entries. Registration will be open until June 25. Entries can be shipped or brought directly to the show.

Register for Fiber Arts or Skeins

AOA National Education And Fiber Conference (NEFC)

July 14–16 • Burlington, Kentucky

Held in conjunction with the AOA National Fleece Show.

Experience a weekend of growth and connection at the premier gathering for alpaca owners and fiber enthusiasts nationwide. Plug into dynamic learning, networking, and skill-building experiences with industry leaders.

Beyond learning, celebrate the alpaca community's achievements at our prestigious National High Point awards ceremony.

Join our vibrant alpaca and fiber arts community for an unforgettable weekend!

Check out the Schedule, Seminars, and Workshops at NEFC

NEFC Sponsors

Healing Springs SurisAOA Silver BenefactorsCrescent Moon Ranch

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