WILLIAMSPORT – Alpaca Days are right around the corner, owners of the local Pickaway County farm open up every year to offer an amazing opportunity to visit.
Ever seen or touched one of these creatures up close? These super friendly, curious animals are available to meet and greet on September 23-24 at one of the biggest Alpaca farms in the state. Located at 10981 US Highway 22 in Williamsport, Ohio, it’s 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 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 Robin says they will be ready to talk alpacas. The alpacas will be in the barn and the gift shop is filled full of Alpaca items, including bears made of the soft fur of these majestic creatures. Along with these amazing animals chickens, rabbits, dogs and cats are on the scene.
Food trucks will be at the event for lunch needs
This is a great family event going on September 23-24 from 11 am to 2 pm, located at 10981 US Highway 22 Williamsport, Ohio 43164.