Fleece Conference

2017 AOA National Fleece Conference

sponsored by Epic Alpacas

July 14–16, 2017

Marriott Rancho Cordova
Sacramento, California

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Fleece to Shawl Demo

Fleece to Shawl Demo

The Fleece to Shawl demonstration takes raw fleece and transforms it into a fabulous shawl. Gabrielle Menn demonstrates the process of carding, spinning, plying, and weaving. Gabrielle will answer questions while working on the shawl. The finished shawl will be auctioned off with 50% of the proceeds going back to AOA.

Alpaca Selfie Booth
AOA Breeder Cup

AOA Alpaca Photo Contest

2016 Judge's Choice by Katie Dewinkle

2016 Judge's Choice Winner

Out for an evening stroll

Katie Dewinkle from Grazing Hills Alpacas

* All Entrants and Winners will be posted online at www.FleeceConference.com

2017 Contest Winners

2017 Photo Entries


  • First thru third place ribbons awarded in each category in each age division and listed in a future issue of Alpacas Magazine
  • First place photos will appear in a future issue of Alpacas Magazine

Honorable Mention

  • Ribbons given at Judge's discretion and listed in a future issue of Alpacas Magazine

Judge's Choice

  • One Judge's Choice will be awarded from all entries
  • Featured on the cover of the 2017 Alpaca Owners Guide
  • Only vertical photos a minimum of 2,550 pixels wide by 3,300 pixels tall will be considered

Age Divisions



Junior Photographers
17 and under




June 30, 2017, 11:59 p.m. CDT

Alpaca Owners Association, Inc. (AOA)

The AOA Headquarters Office has been located in Lincoln, Nebraska, since 2004 and serves as the national livestock association for alpacas in North America. As the largest alpaca association in the world with more than 6,000 members and 250,000 registered alpacas, AOA facilitates the expansion of a strong and sustainable alpaca industry through the tracking of bloodlines, registration and transfer of alpacas, genetic testing, national educational outreach, the national show system, alpaca and alpaca product marketing, public relations, and its highly respected judges training program.