The MOPACA Invitational Alpaca Show at the American Royal Hale Arena will feature more than 400 alpacas from across the country. The show includes alpaca competitions, fiber arts, a fleece show, photography competitions and many vendors of products made from alpaca fiber.
Visitors will learn about alpacas, alpaca fiber and raising alpacas.
Demonstrations using alpaca fiber will be available. You will have the chance to see clothing from beginning to end: the live animals with their beautiful fleece, raw fleece being spun into yarn and finally, clothing that is knit from that yarn.
Short workshops for visitors will provide basic information about alpacas; Alpacas 101 will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., and Sunday at 10 a.m.
This is an excellent event for people of all ages, including families with young children. You may even get an alpaca kiss or two!