05 & 06 November 2016
Check-in is Friday 04 November 2016 from 10:00am till 6:00 pm
GEORGIA NATIONAL FAIRGROUNDS & AGRICENTER
Online Registration will open on 01 June 2016
The public does not have to register this is for farms and vendors only
Free to the Public - Sat 9 - 5, Sun 9 - 3
Walk with an Alpaca:
Available intermittently on Saturday for Free ~ Children will be introduced to an alpaca and asked to walk it as the judge watches and give them pointers. A wonderful hands on event. Children must be comfortabe with walking the alpacas.
Returning for 2016:
Fiber Arts and Skein Competition
Fleece & Cottage Fleece Competition
***Drop-off your fleeces at check-in***
Fiber Arts Competition
2nd Annual Herdsire Breeding Auction
Free Fiber Arts Classes being offered for 2016
- Getting started with knitting
- Beginning crochet
- Navajo plying for spinners
- Carding an embellished alpaca fiber batt
- Weaving with alpaca yarn
- Drop spinning for beginners
- Corespinning for intermediate spinners
- Raw alpaca fiber project
Details on how to sign up for the classes coming soon.
Fiber arts and Skein competition - all are welcome to participate, you do not have to own alpacas to enter, but do need to use alpaca in your work.
Meet established breeders ready to answer your alpaca questions, fiber arts demonstrations and a fabulous shopping opportunity with all kinds of alpaca products and fiber arts supplies. Watch as alpacas from around the country compete for top prizes.
Attention Spinners, knitters and all fiber enthusiasts. Please join us this year in the "Royal Alpaca Fiber Lounge". There will be felting stations, drop spindle stations, spinning circles and free fiber arts classes offered, compliments of the Georgia Alpaca Association (Class sign up coming soon). Bring your knitting or wheel and join in the fun!! Learn about and share the joy of working with alpaca! Fiber Arts Classes, FREE, Click Here
THE ROYAL ALPACA CHALLENGE PARTY
We invite all exhibitors and vendors to join the GAA in celebrating the Royal Alpaca Challenge Show & honoring our sponsors.
Saturday night, join us for the GAA RAC party. Full southern comfort dinner, good conversation, and a cash bar then stay for the Herdsire Breeding Auction
Two complimentary tickets are given to each farm or vendor that purchases at least one stall/vendor space. Additional tickets can be purchased for a minimal $20.00 for Saturday's party. Includes great food, wine and beer.
THE FIBER VILLAGE
An area dedicated to the love of alpaca fiber! This is where you find the 2016 Spin-Off and fiber Arts/Skein competition winners, fiber arts demonstrations. or sign up for a free fiber arts class. Shop with a host of vendors selling all things fiber, alpaca and more! We will also host our needle felting station and drop spindle stations in the Fiber Lounge, where you can play to your hearts content with the directions and materials provided for you. Or just sit in a comfy chair and share the fiber arts with new friends. Sign up for fiber arts classes!
"FIRST TIME SHOWING" INFORMATION PACKS
A helpful information pack is available to all first time show exhibitors upon registration. Designed to answer your questions about what you need to do to prepare for the show and what to expect upon arrival in regards to check-in, show ring preparation, and ring etiquette. The more you know ahead of time the more you will enjoy your experience.
EASY AND ORGANIZED CHECK IN
Easy check in, especially for the ROYAL SPONSORS in 2016. Unloading/Loading bays will be reserved for our Royal Sponsors...Doesn't get any easier then that.