Family Activities and Contests for the Whole Family!

Alpaca Selfie Booth

Come meet an alpaca close-up and get an Alpaca Selfie!

Friday & Saturday • July 10–11

Main Exhibit Hall
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Sunday • July 12

Main Exhibit Hall Stage
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


Alpaca Yoga

Alpaca YogaRelieve your stress…with alpacas!

Alpaca Owners Association is offering FREE yoga classes with a group of friendly and beautiful alpacas at the Natural Fiber Extravaganza. The classes will take place in the back yard area of the Wilson County Exposition Center.

Yoga instructor Sheri Link will lead the class which is open to participants of all ages and yoga levels. Children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

A Yogi for 9 years, Sheri leads a monthly class at Feathers and Friends Alpaca Farm in Franklin, Kentucky. She teaches hatha yoga at Byrum Porter in Orlinda, Tennessee, and at her studio; Mind, Booty and Soul Fitness in Franklin, Kentucky. Additionally, Sheri leads yoga classes at various events through Free Spirit Gypsy Heart Yoga, the wandering Yogis.

“This will be a fun event,” said Sheri. “Bring a mat, water, hand towel and your sweet spirit!”

Yoga with alpacas can be more than a fun, new activity to talk about later with friends. Sheri recalls one participant at a recent Yoga with Alpacas event she led. “She wrote me a letter thanking me for the class. She explained that her nephew had been stabbed by a drunk neighbor while trying to defend his wife and daughter just months earlier,” said Sheri. “Because of this incident, he suffers from PTSD and panic disorder. These issues can manifest in physical pain. Night terrors and insomnia also plagued this young man. Following the event, he told his aunt that he hadn’t felt so relaxed in months and slept so well that night. You never know what people are going through and to have a hand in easing their pain gives me insurmountable joy.”

Each Alpaca Yoga class is free and open to the first 50 participants. Reserve your spot online!

Yoga Instructor

Sheri Link

Friday, July 10

9:00 a.m. — Reserve your spot

Saturday, July 11

9:00 a.m. — Reserve your spot
10:30 a.m. — Reserve your spot


Fastest Crochet Contest

Love to crochet? Show off your crocheting skills by joining the Fastest Crochet Contest. No pre-registration required.

Rules

  • Contestants will be provided with worsted weight yarn.
  • Contestants will be provided with a crochet hook.
  • Before timing begins, contestants will chain first twenty stitches on a crochet hook.
  • Contestants will crochet for 10 minutes.
  • When time is over, swatches will be judged by stitches crocheted and measurement.
  • Judges decision is final.

Prizes

First Place — $15
Second Place — $10

Saturday • July 11

Main Exhibit Hall Stage
10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.


Kid Corner

Activities will be available all weekend in the Kid Corner!

Enter the coloring contest, complete an activity book, or take part in a scavenger hunt! Children must be accompanied by an adult.

If you would like a head start on the coloring contest, download and print the coloring page. Bring to the Alpaca Owners Association's booth by 5:00 p.m. on Saturday to enter. Winners will be announced on Sunday morning. Need not be present to win.

Open all weekend

Main Exhibit Hall


Knitting Circle

Bring your friends, or make new ones, in the knitting circle while you work on current projects! Concessions and vendors will be open.

Open all weekend

Main Exhibit Hall


Knitting with Chopsticks Contest

Ever knitted with chopsticks? Enter this contest and see how fast you can knit. Come and enjoy in the fun! No pre-registration required.

Rules

  • Contestants will be provided with worsted weight yarn.
  • Contestants will be provided with a pair of chopstick knitting needles.
  • Before timing begins, contestants will cast on twenty stitches on the knitting needles any way they prefer.
  • Contestants will knit for 10 minutes.
  • When time is over, swatch will be judged by and measured by the rows knitted.
  • Judges decision is final.

Prizes

First Place — $15
Second Place — $10

Saturday • July 11

Main Exhibit Hall Stage
10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.