One of my obsessions (along with tea, teapots, books and cats) has to be my love of all things alpaca and llama. A month or so ago I saw an event shared on Facebook and I told Chris that we had to go. Fortunately my husband is one of the most supportive persons in my obsessions and he agreed it would be a fun day.
So off we went to Cabarrus County to view the Carolina Alpaca Show sponsored by Carolina Alpaca Breeders and Owners. It was such a fun FREE event and we both had a great time. I think Chris enjoyed it almost as much as me. Well, maybe not quite as much but he is a very good sport.
The event was held at the Cabarrus County Arena and Event Center and after we found the entrance and walked into the designated door I must admit that the pungent smell of livestock greeted us but hey- it’s livestock and cute livestock at that and the longer we spent in the building the less we noticed the smell.
The arena was set up with different sections including a marketplace, a silent auction section, the actual pens where the alpacas were hanging out and then an area where the owners were showing their animals. It was just such a fun event and honestly I don’t know how anyone can be in a bad mood when there are alpacas around.
Some of them were more nervous than others and their characteristic humming indicated that but most of the ones we saw seemed fairly at ease and loved the attention. They are very social animals and so expressive. This little dude was even decked out with a little hat and collar and tie – so cute.
Seriously I do not know how you could look at these creatures and not fall in love with them. Chris thinks I need to have one or a dozen but I just don’t see it in the cards. What do you think?
These two couldn’t stay apart even though a pen separated them. Adorable.
What do you think? Are you an alpaca lover like me? Tell me in the comments and Comment for a Cause for PAWS.
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I love them. And their fleece. Makes me want a spinning wheel so much more. Yout get an alpaca and I’ll buy their fleece!
They are so amazing and their fleece is fabulous, isn’ t it? I love the socks I have and the hubby swears by them. I tried to comment on your post today but it didn’t go through for some reason—my Bloglovin’ was acting all funky. Loved your photos!
Fun photos- you haven’t quite converted me- although the socks sound enticing. I reviewed the second book in a llama based series- this one was about putting on a llama show! https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2620640083
Oh my goodness, what fun! I so love their cute, sweet faces. Saw some at a fair last summer and I just could have taken the baby home with me!
They are mighty adorable. We went to an alpaca show in Owatonna several years ago. I enjoyed that, too.
Those faces!! So adorable. What a fun day for the two of you. I am surprised you didn’t come home with one!
These are SOOOOO adorable! We have a ‘farm’ down the road that has what I think are llamas. They aren’t out front near the road very often and sometimes I think maybe he doesn’t have them anymore, but I saw them this past week. I’d love to get closer and get pictures, but 1.) I’m always going somewhere when I see them, and 2) he has all sorts of no trespassing signs up. When I used to run down that road, if they were out they’d all stop eating and watch me run past. I’m sure they thought I was crazy. Well, I was, but that’s another post.
Thanks for some warm fuzzy content, much needed today. I love the fiber & have thought of raising alpacas but think the climate may be too damp for them; have read they’re vulnerable to illness in damp regions.
I LOVE THIS SO MUCH
Omg. They are so adorable. I love their little faces surrounded by all that poofy fur. Makes me smile. 🙂
They are amazing cute animals no doubt. We love to see them when ever we have the opportunity. My husband and I both have a pair of booties from them. So soft.
Such a fun post! We saw some on a drive one sunday. We had to stop and watch ( and take a few photos) they were very entertaining. Hugs
Thanks, Katherine, for taking the time to stop by and leave a comment. They really are a fun animal and I just can’t get enough of them!
They are so fun! I love them and they are always so expressive which is what I think I love the most. How can you not be happy when you are around alpacas?
They have the cutest faces. I would love to go to this. They’re so fluffy. I can’t wait to visit the alpaca farm near the cities in the spring.
Their faces are amazing, aren’t they? So expressive and cute. I absolutely can not pass by one without stopping and making over it. they are just so fun and you have to send me pics when you visit that one near the cities.