Land Run Alpacas
Updated September 2018.
Please join us at the 2018 Alpaca Blastoff this year - it is one of the premiere alpaca shows in the south! Here you will see alpacas from across the nation compete in conformation, performance and fleece production (walking fleece competition). Indulge yourself in the feel of the soft alpaca fleece. Enjoy learning about how this fabulous fiber becomes an heirloom sweater or blanket! Kiss an alpaca…..not really but you can pet them!
This year we have volunteered to help direct the Walking Fleece portion of the show. This is the first year Alpaca Owners of Oklahoma (AOK) have sponsored this event at the BlastOff and it is a substitute for the "Fleece Show" that AOK had been doing for years. The intention is to get the audience involved to some extent, by not hiding the "fleeces" away from the public's view (fleeces traditionally were judged in a closed room and the shorn fiber was bagged and boxed for judges to place them on tables for inspection/judging). By judging fleeces on the animals in a ring, no scoring/judgement is made by the judge regarding the animal's conformation but strictly on the basis of the fleece characteristics and properties. Plus, the public may (with owner's permission) be allowed to touch and feel the fleece just like the judge has done so - on the animal.
So, remember that the holidays are around the corner and vendors will offer everything alpaca from apparel to “fresh off the farm” skeins of alpaca yarn. The ranchers are eager to share their love of alpacas and are available to answer all your alpaca related questions.
Alpaca Blastoff is located at the Shawnee Expo Center in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Show hours are Saturday, November 10th from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 11th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Check out our web site for directions --- Alpacablastoff.com.
Alpaca Blastoff - 2018