5 local alpaca farms will have open houses this weekend for National Alpaca Days

Photos courtesy of Medina FFA: The Medina FFA will have an open house Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. where the public can meet the alpacas at the FFA farm and also purchase some alpaca products.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 22 September 2023 at 11:35 am

Five alpaca farms in Orleans and western Monroe counties will be open this weekend as part of National Alpaca Days from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days.

“We will have kids games, demonstrations, educational pieces, and, of course alpacas and alpaca products,” said Todd Eick, the Medina FFA advisor.

The Medina FFA is open of the five alpaca farms that is promoting the weekend open houses with four other local alpaca sites. The five farms include:

  • Stoney Meadows Alpacas at 16038 Glidden Rd., Holley
  • MayFields Equestrian and Alpaca Farm at 3263 Allens Bridge Rd., Albion
  • Medina Chapter of the FFA Model Farm, 2 Mustang Dr., Medina
  • SanGer-La Alpacas at 2845 Colby St., Brockport
  • Ladue Alpacas at 1186 Ladue Rd., Brockport

If people visit all five farms they can qualify to win an alpaca-themed raffle basket worth over $300.

This weekend alpaca business owners throughout North America will celebrate the 17th annual National Alpaca Farm Days.

Alpaca Owners Association urges the public to learn more about these inquisitive, unique animals, the luxury fiber they produce and why the alpaca business is perfect for environmentally conscious individuals.

Alpacas are primarily raised for their fleece in North America. Alpaca fleece has a variety of natural colors: pure white, several shades of fawn and brown, several shades of gray and true black.