Natural Fiber Extravaganza Sponsored by Long Hollow Suri Alpacas/New Era Fiber to be Hosted in Tennessee

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Inaugural year for Natural Fiber Extravaganza to draw attendees nationwide. Event takes place July 13-15 at the Wilson County Exposition Center.

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Fiber artists sure to be pleased at the upcoming Natural Fiber Extravaganza sponsored by Long Hollow Suri Alpacas/ New Era Fiber

The inaugural 2018 Alpaca Owners Association (AOA) Natural Fiber Extravaganza sponsored by Long Hollow Suri Alpacas/ New Era Fiber takes place July 13-15 at the Wilson County Exposition Center.

Since the United States first commercially imported alpacas in 1984, alpaca breeders have worked hard to produce offspring with the finest, softest, most lustrous fleece. Until recently the primary focus of the industry was on breeding to build a national herd of superior fleece producing livestock able to compete in the global market. The time has come to focus on the fleece!

The inaugural 2018 Alpaca Owners Association (AOA) Natural Fiber Extravaganza sponsored by Long Hollow Suri Alpacas/ New Era Fiber takes place July 13-15 at the Wilson County Exposition Center in Lebanon, TN and will feature:

  •     Dozens of vendors selling a variety of items, many all natural and local
  •     Yoga with Alpacas (free to the public Friday and Saturday 8 a.m. – 9 a.m.

o    The class is free and open to the first 50 participants to arrive. To reserve a spot, call (402) 437-8484

  •     Alpaca Selfie Booth

o    (Free to the public Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.)

  •     Spinning Demonstrations
  •     History of Spinning display
  •     Hands-on Workshops
  •     Knitting Classes
  •     Knitting gathering area
  •     Fleece, Fiber and Farm Seminars
  •     Livestock Business Seminars
  •     General Alpaca Seminars
  •     Photo Contest Display
  •     Student Design Competition Winners’ Display
  •     National Fleece Show

Admission to the event is free. Workshops and seminars are available to paid registrants or can be purchased a’ la carte. Details are available at http://www.fiberextravaganza.com.

The alpaca product vendors at this event will be open to the public on Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday from 8 am. – 4 p.m. These vendors will offer a variety of spectacular and one-of-a-kind items such as alpaca sweaters, shawls, socks, stuffed animals and for the knitters and weavers out there, alpaca yarn! Alpaca yarn is second-to-none. Venders will also offer a variety of natural and locally produced items.

For more information about the alpaca business, watch the industry’s video at http://youtu.be/cCv-3lfgTAo. To learn more about Long Hollow Suri Alpacas / New Era Fiber visit http://www.longhollowalpacas.com/. To learn more about the show visit http://www.fiberextravaganza.com.

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