WILLIAMSPORT – Ever seen or touched one of these creatures up close? These super friendly, curious animals are available to meet and greet this weekend at one of the biggest Alpaca farms in the state. Located at 10981 US Highway 22 in Williamsport, Ohio, its a short drive to see and learn about these amazing gentle creatures. Best of all, they have babies and lots of them.
Alpaca Farms are popping up all across America. Their fiber is in very high demand, and North America is considered a breeder’s market for the luxurious fiber. Alpaca fleece usually yields 5-10 pounds per animal per year, is almost completely grease free, and can be spun directly from the animal. The creatures are gentle, easy, friendly and very intelligent animals. Ease of care in farming, high profit yarn, friendly and entertaining, Alpaca farming is here to stay. “Alpacas love the winter here more than the summer. They are free roaming on my farm and in the wintertime they never are in the barn,” said Robin Ridenour, one of the owners of A&R Alpaca Farm.
Rain or shine we will be ready to talk alpacas. The alpacas will be in the barn and our gift shop is heated/air conditioned. The Alpaca farm has a gift shop full of Alpaca items, including bears made of the soft fur from these majestic creatures.
This is a great family event going on this weekend September 29-30 from 10 am to 5 pm. According to the facebook group, “Alpaca Farm Days is our annual event. Come out enjoy the alpacas, eat some food, play some games and shop in our gift shop. We also have several alpacas ready to have there babies, so you may get to meet a new baby.”