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Thunder River Farm

Suri Alpacas and Tibetan Imperial Yaks

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Events

Family Friendly Events

Herd Health Day

To be announced


Always wanted to learn more about alpacas and help take care of them? Now you have the opportunity! Join us for a short lecture and then we'll head to the barn. We'll handle the animals and check toenails, teeth, gums and weigh and body score them. Space is limited. Call today to reserve your spot.


 


Scarf Felting Class

To be announced.


Create your own handcrafted alpaca scarf using nuno felting techniques. Instruction and supplies included. Lunch also provided. $65 per person. Call to register.


 


Alpaca Halter Shows


Come with us to an alpaca halter show and learn more about showing alpacas and the alpaca industry. It will be an experience that you will never forget.


Pennsylvania Farm Show, Harrisburg, PA - January 9-16, 2016

Southern Select Alpaca Show, Sevierville, TN - March 5-6, 2016

MAPACA Jubilee, Harrisburg, PA - April 21-24, 2016

Pennsylvania Alpaca Owners and Breeders Showcase, York, PA - November 2016

 

7th Annual Shearing Festival

April 30 and May 1, 2016

Join the fun at our annual Shearing Festival. We talk about the different grades of fleece, what each grade is used to make, the characteristics of the elite suri alpaca fiber, the process of fiber processing along with what makes one fleece better than another. There will be lots of fiber-related activities including weaving, spinning, knitting and crocheting demonstrations. The Fiber and Farm Store will be open and filled with lots of alpaca and yak yarns and products.

If you see a fleece that you want to have, make us an offer! Many times, we sell a blanket from one of our animals before they are even shorn.


Farm Tours

Schedule a tour of our farm for your school, scout group, 4H Club, civic organization, senior citizens group, family or a group of friends. Meet our animals and learn about their history, how to care for them, their habits and sounds and see first hand the wonder of animals. If we still have chores to do, you can help if you like. This is a free educational event but a fun experience that lasts about one hour or so. Children are always welcome.

 

Updated April 14, 2016