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|2013 Empire Alpaca Extravaganza|
|October 26th - 27th, 2013|
NYS Fairgrounds, Syracuse, NY
Back again and better than ever for year 13!!
The Empire Alpaca Extravaganza will combine the
traditional high-quality halter show you have come to expect from the Empire Alpaca Association,
an expanded Fleece and Spin-off Show and world-class educational opportunities. Judges for this
huge event will include Kevin O’Leary judging all male alpacas and Arturo Pena judging all female
alpacas, also Laurel Shouvlin will work with the Performance classes. In the fleece room Ursula
Munro and Laurel Shouvlin with be evaluating the fleeces while Kathy Kenworthy will be spinning
away judging the spin-off competition. Check-in will be on Friday October 25th for Vendors and
Exhibitors of the animals and fleeces, with the halter show on Saturday and Sunday, the 26th & 27th,
the fleece show on Saturday the 26th with all the fleeces on display on Sunday the 27th and
educational seminars taking place all weekend. The complete weekend schedule will be posted
Halter- Traditional halter show with challenging competition, performance classes
for the young and young at heart, while the Class Reunion event will continue as it was started last year.
The Class Reunion is an exciting new concept that will evolve into a money making opportunity in the next
couple of years. We wanted to reward all those folks that have donated breedings to our herdsire auctions
over the years or equally as important is rewarding those farms that have purchased those same breedings.
We are starting off the process by inviting farms that have bought breedings at any of our herdsire auctions
to compete in a class together against each other. So if you have a yearling or 2 years and older alpaca that
is a result of an Empire Alpaca Extravaganza or Symposium purchased breeding then make sure you bring it to the
show because we will have some pretty awesome trophies for the winners. We are excited to offer these rewarding
show opportunities for breeders and owners of farms both large and small, newbies as well as established farms.
Herdsire Auction- The herdsire auction this year will be incredible! Get ready
to bid on some top-name males. The progeny of this auction will be eligible in the future to
compete for some huge cash prizes!
Education- World-class seminars for owners, breeders, veterinarians, and
the general public. Hands-on as well as classroom style seminars.
Fiber- The Empire Alpaca Fiber Event, will include a full fledged fleece show and a
spin-off competition. In addition, we will be combining forces with the Green Mountain Alpaca Fall Spectacular
so you can enter 2 shows and we will transport fleece entries between the shows. All you have to do is enter
both competitions, then get your fleece to the Green Mountain show and we will transport it to our show and
you can either pick it up there or we can ship it back to you. This way you only have to pay for one fleece
shipping fee but you will get two shows and maybe if you are lucky 2 ribbons. What an opportunity!
New Sponsorship Opportunities- We have added some really amazing sponsor perks this year,
and lowered Sponsorship prices! Sponsorships available starting at just $50!
Lower Costs- We have been able to keep the costs same as last year for our 2013 show!
Stalls are $175 each and Halter entries are $35.
Scott Young, Show Coordinator|
Sue Ives, Show Superintendent
Cindy Vars, Fleece Show Superintendent
Scott Young, Barn Manager
Leslie Oliver, Education
Robin Shatzkin, Fashion Show Coordinator
Joe Crocco, Show Liaison/Chairman
Sarah Lamanna and Ann Merriwether, Silent Auction
Jennifer Tompkins, Product Booth
|NYS Health Requirements, Area Hotels, Show Information, Sponsorship Information and much more...|
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|View this years schedule of events and seminars|
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|Fleece Show Information|
|Click here to fond out more about the Fleece Show. |
|View our Sponsors|
|View this years list of participating exhibitors and farms|
|Get a jump start on that holiday shopping|
|Interested in becoming a vendor at the Extravaganza.|
|View past years results here|