If it’s springtime, then it must be shearing time. That’s the way it goes on an alpaca farm, anyways. Enter then, the Fiber Festival at the Worthington Acres Alpaca Farm. This fully operational farm and fiber mill sponsors an annual day of promoting all things alpacas and alpaca products. This may not be the biggest event of the season, but you’ll be hard-pressed to leave without learning something fun and experiencing something new. So if you have ever wondered at the process that exists between the pasture, and your cozy socks or that stylish chullo, then you should make room for this informative event.
The Fiber Festival is chiefly an informative and engagingly educational affair. This event offers patrons a unique glimpse at how Alpacas are sheared for their wool, then as the product makes it’s way to the on-site mill, visitors can also see how the wool is cleaned, sorted and ultimately weaved. And with a wide berth of activities and demonstrations that range from the general weaving process to the intricacies of manufacturing wool shoe inserts, there is certainly something to see and experience. The festival also provides free music in the form of local bluegrass musicians. Food and beverage concessions are available at the festival as well. And of course there will b plenty of alpaca products for sale!
Admission is free. Parking is free and on-site.
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