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Kentucky Alpaca to host weaving & fiber arts contest
Apr '13
The Kentucky Alpaca Association will hold its annual Kentucky Classic Alpaca Show, April 13-14, at the Fasig-Tipton Auction Complex located at 2400 Newtown Pike in Lexington.  Show hours are Saturday, April 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, April 14 from 8:30 a.m. until noon. Hundreds of beautiful alpacas will compete to determine the finest fleece and physical conformation. Photography buffs will delight in the opportunity to photograph these exquisite animals. 

This year's show sponsors are Angel Fleece Alpacas, Steden Farm, Catalpa Creek Alpacas, Eagle Bend Alpacas, and Seldom Scene Farm. The alpaca show and fiber festival are open to the public and admittance is free to everyone. The Fasig-Tipton Sales complex is conveniently located a short distance from I-75. Parking is free. There will be food and drink concessions available for purchase throughout the day. Shopping opportunities include various types of alpaca products, hand-dyed alpaca yarn and roving, jewelry, and fiber.

Along with the alpaca livestock competition, a fiber festival hosted by RAD Fibers will be held on both Saturday and Sunday, with felting and weaving classes and a fiber arts competition. Ribbons will be awarded for most creative, best use of color, show favorite, and judges' favorite. The public is encouraged to participate.

Festival host RAD Fibers is a group of three Kentucky women - self-professed fiber junkies and alpaca breeders - who decided "fibering" together is much more fun than going it alone. They have pooled their resources and bring experience in spinning, felting, dyeing, carding ... just about anything fiber-related you can think of. 

A member of the camelid family, alpacas are "green," environmentally friendly animals whose fiber is hypoallergenic, making it a fiber everyone can wear. Alpacas produce one of the world's finest and most luxurious fibers, which comes in 22 natural colors and is as soft as cashmere and warmer, lighter, and stronger than wool. Alpaca fiber, once worn only by ancient Incan royalty, is often referred to as "The Fiber of the Gods." 

Kentucky Alpaca Association

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