Alpaca show has a lot to offer

Norwalk Reflector
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TALLMADGE — Alpacas are raised for their luxurious fleece throughout the United States, but with more than 26,000 registered animals, Ohio is the country’s leading state in alpaca numbers.

Every year, hundreds of alpacas from as far away as Oregon, alpaca enthusiasts and fiber artists gather for the Buckeye Alpaca Show.

What better way to learn more about the alpaca industry than to talk to hundreds of breeders and meet their alpacas face-to-face, all under one roof? This free event will run 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 30 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 31 at the Arena Complex, Summit County Fairgrounds in Tallmadge.

Alpacas will be featured in the show ring competition, comprised of classes judging conformation and fleece quality in many categories for both Suri and Huacaya alpacas.

The Buckeye Alpaca Show, Inc. is celebrating its 15th year as one of the premier alpaca shows in the country. A non-profit 501c3 charity, in the past 14 years, the show has donated more than $335,000 to programs at Ohio State University.

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