Alpaca Owner and Breeder Show
In the middle of a cold winter, thoughts naturally turn to ways to stay warm. Visions of soft fuzzy sweaters, socks, and gloves keep us snug as we contemplate a visit to the Smokies to experience the best of the winter weather. But where does all that warm stuff come from? One answer is alpacas. And in the first week of March, well before Spring has sprung with warmer temperatures, you can see the best of the alpaca world at the Southern Select Alpaca Show at the Sevierville Convention Center.
The 15th Annual Southern Select Alpaca Show, which is open and free to the public, will be held on March 5 & 6, with show hours from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday.
Visitors will have the opportunity to meet the alpacas up close. Related to camels and llamas, alpacas have been bred for centuries for their fleece. Softer than sheep’s wool and containing no lanolin which might irritate allergies, alpaca fleece is prized for its lustrous, silky warmth.