Alpaca farms celebrate breed with special event

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LOUISVILLE, Ohio – Have you ever wondered what things make alpacas go “Hmmm”?
When and where. Learn this and more when you visit a local alpaca farm to celebrate the first-ever “National Alpaca Farm Day” Sept. 29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sept. 30 from noon to 4 p.m.
Alpaca breeders from across the United States invite the public to visit their farms and meet their alpacas to learn more about these inquisitive animals. The days will include activities for adults and children, refreshments, raffles, prizes and a chance to spend time with the alpacas and view products made from alpaca fiber (fur).
Pick a spot. Participating members of “The Heart of Ohio Alpaca Breeders Group” include:
Serenity Grove Alpacas, Louisville, Ohio; 330-871-2107
Way Cool Critters, Louisville, Ohio; 330-875-9933
A&J Alpacas, Louisville, Ohio; 330-935-0110
Gentle Breeze Suri Farm, Alliance, Ohio; 330-821-4425
Back 4 Alpacas. Louisville, Ohio; 330-875-5837
Muddy Boots Alpacas, East Canton, Ohio; 330-488-0673
Also participating. Two farms in the Carrollton/Minerva area are also participating in the national event. Individuals can tour:
Lana Bella Alpaca Farm, Carrollton, Ohio; 330-627-6000
Alpaca Spring Valley Farm, Minerva, Ohio; 330-868-4988.
Lana Bella will be open Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Alpaca Spring Valley Farm will be open only on Saturday, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
Fremont area. Lofty Pine Alpacas, 2882 county Road 82 between Fremont and Woodville, will also be open for an open house Sept. 29. Hours are 3-6 p.m.
For more information, call 419-547-4225.

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