Alpaca-lypse now! Engage with non-llamas at Eastland Alpacas’ open house

Lititz Record Express     
By: Rochelle A. Shenk
Photo: Courtesy of Alpaca Culture

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Opportunities to learn about and engage with cute, friendly alpacas abound at Eastland Alpacas’ fall open house. Held on the farm at 2089 Risser Mill Road, Mount Joy, Eastland Alpacas’ open house started last weekend and continues Saturday Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 11 from noon to 4 p.m. Admission is free.

“When we started the open house 16 years ago, we were the only alpaca farm in the county and people didn’t know a lot about alpacas,” said Kevin Zurin, who operates the farm along with wife, Sue, and their family. “It’s an opportunity for people to meet an alpaca and learn about them.”

The first two weekends in November were selected for the event, and it’s been held those weekends ever since. It’s grown not only in the number of activities offered, but also in popularity. Zurin said a total of 800 people attended the first open house.

“Now we have 800 people in the first hour or two,” he said with a smile.

Estimated attendance on Nov. 3 was 2,500, with more than that on Nov. 4. It’s become a destination for people throughout the area; Saturday there was even a family from Alaska.

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