2017 National Show Schedule

Located at the National Western Complex

4655 Humboldt St
Denver, Colorado

All times in MDT

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.Registration Desk Open
2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.AOA Booth & Store Open
2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.Exhibitor & Alpaca Check-in (Sponsors & Volunteers Only)
2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.Vendor Check-in and Setup

Thursday, March 16, 2017

8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.Registration Desk Open
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.AOA Booth & Store Open
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.Exhibitors & Alpaca Check-in
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.Vendor Check-in and Setup
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.Silent & Live Auction Item Drop-off at AOA Booth

Friday • March 17, 2017 • Open to the Public

6:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.Barn Open
7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.AOA Booth & Store Open
7:30 a.m.Judges Color Verification • Show Ring

8:00 a.m.

Exhibitor Meeting • Show Ring

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.Vendors Open
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Silent Auction Bidding Open by AOA Booth
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Walking Fleece Competition
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Education • Beef Palace
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Education • Beef Palace
  • Genetic Improvement in Alpaca: Data Collection and Interpretation of EPD • Dr. Mark Enns
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Full Fleece Halter Competition
  • Grey and Black • Huacayas
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
St. Paddy's Day Meet & Greet sponsored by Rock Creek Alpacas • Vendor Lane
  • Dress is casual, but we highly encourage you to wear your luckiest green attire!
  • Cash Bar & Light Food

Saturday • March 18, 2017 • Open to the Public

6:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.Barn Open
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.AOA Booth & Store Open
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Silent Auction Bidding Open by AOA Booth
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Alpaca Evaluations with AOA Judge
  • Lunch break 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.Vendors Open
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Full Fleece Halter Competition
9:00 a.m. – 9:55 a.m.
Education • Beef Palace
10:00 a.m. – 10:55 a.m.
Education • Beef Palace
  • Making the Most of Your Marketing Budget (or Why I Still Believe in Print Advertising) • Deb Hill
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Performance Competition — Youth and Adult
12:30 p.m. – 1:25 p.m.
Education • Beef Palace
  • Taking the Driver's Seat Behind Your Dashboard (or How to Navigate www.AlpacaInfo.com) • AOA Staff
1:30 p.m. – 2:25 p.m.
Education • Beef Palace
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Ask the President • AOA Booth
  • Come visit with AOA President, Norm Johnson
2:30 p.m. – 3:25 p.m.
Education • Beef Palace
  • Why A Healthy Fiber Initiative is Important to our Industry • Stacie Chavez
3:30 p.m. – 4:25 p.m.
Education • Beef Palace
  • Emergency Preparedness and Management • TJ Steck
5:45 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
Cocktail Reception sponsored by Flying Iron Ranch Alpacas • Embassy Suites Stapleton
  • Cash Bar
6:45 p.m.
AOA Gala Dinner sponsored by DDC (ticket required) • Embassy Suites Stapleton

Sunday • March 19, 2017 • Open to the Public

6:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.Barn Open
7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.AOA Booth & Store Open
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Silent Auction Bidding Open by AOA Booth
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.Vendors Open
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Alpaca Evaluations with AOA Judge
  • Lunch break 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Full Fleece Halter Competition with Award Presentations
  • AOA Supreme Champion Awards
  • AOA Breeder Cup Awards
9:30 a.m.
Silent Auction Ends
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Ask the President • AOA Booth
  • Come visit with AOA President, Norm Johnson
3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.Alpaca and Vendor Move-out