Annual Alpaca Open House

Big Rock Alpaca Farm 2013 Open House

November 9, 10 & 16, 17, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

The alpaca walking area is always a big hit for kids and adults alike.  Be sure to bring a camera to catch that moment your loved one gets an alpaca kiss.

Herd of alpaca

Big Rock Alpaca Farm herd

Be sure to visit us at one of our earlier events to get one of our sticky notes/coupon pads.  Very useful as sticky notes, but be sure to keep the last one to get 10% off one item in your purchase in our shop.  If you can’t make it out to the open house, visit our online store to get some great alpaca products.

We plan to have the hay ride again, pulled by an antique tractor driven by Kelly’s father.  Part of the hay ride route will also go past the highland cow pasture, and if they are cooperating you may get see them, including the calf that was born in August.

Just confirmed with Kim ‘The Sock Lady’ from Appalachian Sock Company that she’ll be here Nov 16, 2013.  She always has some awesome hand dyed yarn, even if it is wool.  Her antique sock knitting machine makes quick work of cranking out socks.

We are still working to finalize other activities, possibly to include:

  • Hand dipping beeswax candles
  • An aquaculture display
  • Getting loom warped for weaving

If there is anything in particular you are interested in the store, consider letting us know ahead of time so we can make sure we have it available.

More details will be posted here as they are finalized.

 

Below are the details for the 2012 open house

Boy walking an alpaca at our open house.November 10, 11 & 17, 18, 2012 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Join us at our annual open house where you’ll be able to walk an alpaca.  We’ll again have the area setup for the kids, and adults too, to walk an alpaca.  This year visitors will also be able to see our new highland cattle.

Once you’re ready for a break from the outside, stop inside for a quick snack and drink.  While your there be sure to check out all the great alpaca products we have available for sale.  Alpaca makes for a great Christmas present, who wouldn’t like a nice snugly blanket or a pair of warm socks.  If you can’t make it out to the open house you can also view and purchase many of our products online.  Or if you do come to the open house and see something that you decide you’d like after the visit, just visit the online shop.  This works great for getting those Christmas presents when the recipient is along at the open house.

A few of the favorite items for Christmas presents are alpaca teddy bears, alpaca socks, and of course anybody would love to get a present trimmed with an alpaca finger puppet.

Something that I have been wanting to do for years is to offer family pictures with the alpacas, but because of my role as host I just a haven’t been able to do.  So for the first time this year we’re going to have a photographer here to take your pictures enjoying the open house.  Gio Acosta from GCExpression will be here November 17 to capture some of your family moments enjoying the farm.  If you think you may want a picture from him be sure to get information how to view the pictures from him as they’ll be available online, just not publicly available.

While you’re at the farm be sure to get a free hay ride (although tips are appreciated).  The wagon will be pulled by a restored antique tractor.  Be nice to the hay though, it’s the alpaca’s winter feed.  The route the hay rides take will be around the field, which will allow for a good view of the highland cows, unless they’re hiding in the woods.

Annual Open House hay ride

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