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AOA International Fleece Show
Registration is open for the Alpaca Owners Association (AOA) International Fleece Show! Early Bird registration ends June 28, so register soon to get the best value!
If you are planning on only entering a boxed fleece show this year and are a Registry Member, take advantage of the special trial Fleece Show Membership. Registry members can purchase a Fleece Show Membership for only $60, and as a benefit, the show registration fee is waived for all AOA fleece shows for the entire year! The Fleece Show Membership will work for entry into the AOA International Fleece Show. Check out AlpacaGram 6.28 for details on the Fleece Show Membership.
AOA Fiber Arts Competition
Don’t forget to enter your projects into the AOA Fiber Arts Competition. This is a great way to show off your skills by entering all those projects that you have been working on this past year. Fiber Arts competition is open to everyone; you don’t have to be an AOA member. So grab your sister, brother, nieces, nephews and all your neighbors and get them to enter a piece.
AOA Photo Contest
Registration for the annual AOA Photo Contest is also open. Enter for a chance to have your photo on the cover of the 2019 Alpaca Owners Guide and win $150 in cash! Both adult and junior divisions are available. Deadline to enter is June 18, 2019.
Natural Fiber Extravaganza
Registration for the 2019 Natural Fiber Extravaganza powered by Alpaca Owners Association and sponsored by The Artisan Fiber Mill Network is a great value at only $150. Not only do you get a full weekend of seminars to attend, but you will also have access to our Annual Luncheon and Keynote Speaker, Friday Night Meet & Greet, and the Saturday Evening Fleece Reveal and Social. Hands-on workshops are also available at various fees where you can gain valuable hands-on experience.
There is a full workshop schedule to keep you busy throughout the weekend. Join one or more of these intensive workshops. There are a limited number of seats, and registration is required with varying fees per workshop.
Friday Night Meet & Greet
You won't want to miss the Friday night Meet and Greet. We will be gathering at a local farm and sampling light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments.
Saturday Evening Fleece Reveal and Social
The fleece room will be open for viewing by the public for extended hours starting Saturday evening at the Fleece Reveal and Social. Come and enjoy light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar as you find out who the big winners are. After the awards are presented, the fleece room will be opened, and reopened on Sunday morning. Come and view the fleeces and judging results.
AOA Member Marketplace
The Fiber Artist Marketplace will showcase numerous handmade items from our members. If you are an AOA member and wish to participate in the Marketplace, visit the marketplace information page for details.
Vendor booths are available with a size and pricing to fit any budget. Information and registration can be found online.
And lastly, check out the great sponsorship opportunities available for the show! A special thank-you to The Artisan Fiber Mill Network for sponsoring the show!
Admission and parking at the Wilson County Exposition Center is free. RV hookups and parking are available on the Wilson County Fairgrounds, connected to the Expo Center.
Bring your family and friends and celebrate natural fiber at one of the most exciting events in the Nashville area this summer!
Register Online for the Natural Fiber Extravaganza