Natural Fiber Extravaganza Schedule

Wilson County Exposition Center

945 East Baddour Parkway • Lebanon, TN 37087

7:30 a.m.Doors OpenWilson County Exposition Center
7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.AOA Registration Booth and Store OpenMain Exhibit Hall Lobby
8:00 a.m.Fleece Judging (Closed to Public)Knoxville Room
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.Vendors and Marketplace OpenMain Exhibit Hall
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.Seminar and Workshop Schedule (Requires Registration)See Below
8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.Yoga Among the Alpacas — Everyone WelcomeBehind the Main Exhibit Hall
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.Alpaca Selfie Booth sponsored by Fun in the Country AlpacasBehind the Main Exhibit Hall
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.Fashion ShowMain Exhibit Hall
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.Spinning Demonstration: Walking Wheel by Kim Caulfield
  • See how alpaca fiber is spun into yarn on an antique walking wheel, and maybe try spinning some yourself!
Main Exhibit Hall
4:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.Meet & Greet and Mill Tour at New Era Fiber (Requires Registration)
  • Buses will be leaving at staggered times to transport attendees to New Era Fiber Mill
  • Choose one of the available time slots during registration or transport yourself
  • Food and beverages will be provided
New Era Fiber Mill

Seminar and Workshop Schedule

Event Registration is $150 to attend 3 days of seminars, July 13–15. Registration also includes the Friday night Meet & Greet and Mill Tour at New Era Fiber Mill, Saturday Luncheon, Saturday Keynote Speaker, and Saturday evening Fleece Reveal and Social.

Workshop registration fees vary and must be purchased individually. You do not need to purchase a week-end ticket to register for a workshop.

Schedule subject to change. All times CDT.

Register for the Natural Fiber Extravaganza and Workshops at the AOA booth.

TimeEast BuildingSchool House BuildingExpo CenterTime
TimeEast BuildingSchool House BuildingExpo CenterTime
   MemphisChattanoogaMain Exhibit Hall 
8:00 a.m. Characteristics of Fiber: Evaluating Your Fleece
Wade Gease
Cost $20 • Limit 8
Essential Oils and Alpacas
Dave Grembi and Jeanne Krause
Marketing Paca Poop
Chris Reachard
Weaving: Rigid Heddle
Christian Davies
Cost $60 • Limit 8
 8:00 a.m.
8:30 a.m.  8:30 a.m.
9:00 a.m.Orchil Dyes from Lichens
Sue Gazell
Cost $45 • Limit 10
Agricultural Resources a Livestock Farm
Dr Samantha Beaty, Tennessee Department of Agriculture
Fiber as a Business: What Do We Do With It?
Norm Johnson
 9:00 a.m.
9:30 a.m.  9:30 a.m.
10:00 a.m.Beginning Spinning
Jennifer Bennett
Cost $75 • Limit 8
Marketing and Branding your Livestock Business 101
Wade Gease
Understanding Orthopedic Livestock Diseases/Lameness
Pierre-Yues Mulon, DVM, DES
Crocheting: Corner to Corner
Colleen Crenshaw
Cost $25 • Limit 6
10:00 a.m.
10:30 a.m.10:30 a.m.
11:00 a.m.The 2018 Alpaca Product Market Trends Report
Jody Hatch
Livestock Dental Diseases: Care and Prevention
Pierre-Yues Mulon, DVM, DES
11:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.
12:00 p.m.

Lunch Break — Concessions Available Onsite

12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m.Dyeing Yarn to Make a More Unique Product
Elizabeth Taylor
Cost $40 • Limit 10
Five Things You Need to Know to Make the Best Yarn
Pam Ellenberger
Cost $20 • Limit 25
Practical Marketing Tips for Your Farm
Jay Reeder
Is There A Fiber Farm In Your Future?
Patty Fuller
 Designing and Knitting Irregular Triangular Shawls
Mary Sue Moore
Cost $25 • Limit 10
1:00 p.m.
1:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m.
2:00 p.m.Livestock Chiropractic: Joint Relief
Alex M. Vear B.S. D.C.
Agricultural Grant Funding
Clay Dunivan, Agricultural Marketing Consultant, USDA
 Knitting Chemo Patient Hats
Mary Sue Moore
Cost $25 • Limit 10
2:00 p.m.
2:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m.
3:00 p.m.Strategies for Maintaining a Healthy Herd
Char Johnson
The 2018 Alpaca Product Market Trends Report
Jody Hatch
 Drop Spindling
Jennifer Bennett
Cost $60 • Limit 10
3:00 p.m.
3:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m.
4:00 p.m.     4:00 p.m.