Barn 27 - The Alpaca-Llama Breed Exhibit Barn
Barn 27 at the top of 4-H hill is a unique part of the NYS Sheep and Wool Festival. The barn offers visitors an up-close opportunity to interact with llamas, alpacas, paco-vicunas and a few rare fiber goat breeds. The barn is filled with volunteer farms that come to the festival to promote their livestock breed and talk about their farm activities involving alpacas, paco-vicunas, llamas or goats. Each farm brings their finest, friendliest animals as well as samples and displays of their farm.
Not only does the Llama barn offer a unique livestock breed experience, the volunteer farms provide fiber and animal demonstrations throughout the weekend. A long time favorite activity is the Sunday morning Llama Parade immediately followed by the Leaping Llama contest! Children and adults alike will enjoy visiting Barn 27 and learning about llamas, alpacas, paco-vicunas and fiber goats.
Please see below for a list of our 2013 Volunteer Farm Exhibitors!
Through the weekend Barn 27 will provide spectators with free demonstrations that are related to llamas, alpacas, paco-vicunas and fiber goats. Please stop by and meet our soft, fiber animals!
Saturday Activity Schedule
(All presentations are 30 minutes long.)
10:00am What makes a cashmere goat Cashmere?
(presented by Hermit Pond Farm located at Barn 27)
11:00am Llama Care, Maintenance & Photo Opportunities!
(presented by Windy Ridge Farm located at Barn 27)
12:00pm Alpaca Care, Maintenance & Photos Opportunities!
(presented by Burgis Brook Alpacas & Staghorn Valley Alpacas located at Barn 27)
1:00pm What is a Paco-Vicuna?
(presented by Hickory Ridge Farms Paco-Vicunas located at Barn 27)
2:00pm Llama Parade
(presented by Barn 27 walking around the fairgrounds!)
3:00pm Lock Spinning
(presented by Wunsapana Farm located at Barn 27)
4:00pm What's the Difference between a Llama & an Alpaca?
(presented by Spitter's Club located at Barn 27)
Sunday Activity Schedule
(All presentations are 30 minutes long.)
10:00am What is a Pygora Goat
(presented by Creekside Acres located in Barn 27)
11:00am The BIG Llama Parade
(presented by Barn 27 walking around the fairgrounds)
11:15am Leaping Llama Contest
(presented by all of Barn 27 located in arena)
12:00pm Showing Alpacas
(presented by Empire Alpaca Association)
1:00pm Alpaca, Llama & Goat Fiber Spinning
(presented by various farms located in barn 27)
2: 00pm Spitter’s Club Obstacle Demonstration
(presented by Spitter's Club located in arena)
2:30pm Llama & Alpaca Meet & Greet (Photo Opportunities!)
(presented by Hickory Hill Llamas & Crooked Creek Alpacas)
3:00 Beginning Spinning for Kids
(presented by Alpacatrax located at Barn 27)
Participating Farm Exhibits
We are a family-owned alpaca farm in the Hudson Valley specializing in alpaca fiber, fleece, yarn, roving and products for inspiration.
Pound Ridge, NY
Burgis Brook Alpacas
As a full-time alpaca farm, we’re able to offer a diverse range of services, always available to answer any questions you may have related to the breed, the husbandry, the organization and the philosophy of being an alpaca owner.
Cat's View Farm
We raise Nubian Dairy Goats and use their milk to make soap & cheese. We use our llamas to guard our goats from predators.
Creekside Acres Fiber Farm
We are a small, family-run fiber farm located in Dutchess County offering livestock and fiber sales from our Pygora Goats, Alpacas, and Llama.
Pleasant Valley, Ny
Crooked Creek Alpacas
Focused on breeding the best fleece quality Huacaya Alpacas!
Empire Alpaca Association
Hermit Pond Farm
Hermit Pond Farm is located in Central NY and is home to a herd of cashmere goats.
West Edmeston, NY
Hickory Hill Llamas
We are a full service llama farm that offers everything from fiber, fiber products, breedings, offspring as well as packing and camping experiences.
Averill Park, NY
Hickory Ridge Paco-Vicunas
Nestled in the heart of America is Hickory Ridge Farms home to some of the most majestic and unique animals, the Paco-Vicunas.
Misty Maples Farm
We are a small family llama farm in upstate NY.
Eagle Bridge, NY
Pygora Breeders Association
The Pygora Breeders Association (PBA) is dedicated to the advancement and well-being of the Pygora goat. PBA provides leadership in the promotion of the Pygora as a fleece producing animal, pet, and companion nationwide.
We are a Camelid Club located Dutchess County, NY participating in both 4-H and Therapy Animal Activities.
Llamas & Alpacas
Staghorn Valley Alpacas
Windy Ridge Farm
A small farm that is home to 9 llamas, 4 nubian goats, chickens, cats, dogs, birds & 2 children!
A llama farm specializing in farm therapy.