Alpacapalooza This Weekend!

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Services for Real Estate Pros with ZipRealty Residential Brokerage 46553

Alpacas in the Fields

The Alpaca Association of Western Washington is celebrating its 9th year of Alpacapalooza, described in its press release as "Three Days of Peace, Love, and Livestock" which will be held in the Western Washington Fairgrounds in Puyallup, Washington, this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, March 30-April 1st.

Free to all, this event is open to the public on Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm and then on Sunday from 9 am to 2 pm.  Whether you are a fan of alpacas or just curious about these interesting creatures, you are sure to enjoy this event.

Alpacas look like a cross between llamas and lambs with a fluffy head and body. They are closely related to llamas, both coming from the Andes of South America. Alpacas are raised for their fleece, which is turned into wool for garments and other useful items. The fiber has a soft quality not unlike cashmere.

There will be craft demonstrations including fiber arts competitions, halter and fleece shows, unusual items to buy, and a fashion show. They will also be collecting food items for Northwest Harvest.

If you'd like to know more about these interesting creatures or Alpacapalooza, visit www.alpacawa.org

(Thanks to Shirley Thom and the Alpaca Association of Western Washington for permission to use photographs and additional information on the event.)

Comments (9)

Bryce Mohan
Bryce Mohan Photography - Bellevue, WA

Irene, aplacapalooza? LOL. That's the kind of thing I'd expect to find at a Lilith 'fair'. ;)

Cheers, -B

Mar 30, 2007 02:21 PM
Irene Potter
ZipRealty Residential Brokerage - Maple Valley, WA
Creating moving experiences in real estate

I can see it now, a bunch of sweet faced alpacas in tie-dye with little ribbon wreaths on their heads, ready for their photo op :-) I've been looking to get off the Localism post fence for weeks now and this was perfect!

 

Mar 30, 2007 03:14 PM
Neal Bloom
Brokered by eXp Realty LLC - Weston, FL
Realtor CRS-Weston FL Real Estate

Hi Irene,

They look very cute, but they also look like they could use some food? Are they light eaters or are the just that weight all the time?

Mar 30, 2007 11:34 PM
Irene Potter
ZipRealty Residential Brokerage - Maple Valley, WA
Creating moving experiences in real estate
Hi Neal:  These alpacas have just been sheared so they will look a little skinny. Sheep look the same way after you take off the wool coat.
Mar 31, 2007 04:09 AM
Neal Bloom
Brokered by eXp Realty LLC - Weston, FL
Realtor CRS-Weston FL Real Estate
Interesting, are they yours?
Apr 02, 2007 01:30 AM
Irene Potter
ZipRealty Residential Brokerage - Maple Valley, WA
Creating moving experiences in real estate

No, I've just got 2 kitty cats.

Apr 03, 2007 06:35 AM
Neal Bloom
Brokered by eXp Realty LLC - Weston, FL
Realtor CRS-Weston FL Real Estate

Your funny ,do you always incorporate real estate into the pet industry?

Although sometimes clients can be real animals!

Apr 05, 2007 03:07 AM
Irene Potter
ZipRealty Residential Brokerage - Maple Valley, WA
Creating moving experiences in real estate
LOL! I love mixing real estate and pets (or pets and real estate!) My newest animal client, who is a real animal, is Mason, who is the friendliest pit bull I've ever met. My concern is making sure he is treated ok and not like a scary monster while his family's home is on the market.
Apr 05, 2007 04:15 PM
Theresa Cavanaugh
Global Realty Marketing - Appleton, WI
Irene, this sounds like fun...sorry it is too far for me to drive.  Hug an Alpaca for me!
Apr 08, 2007 07:48 AM