National Alpaca Farm Days with Houchin Family Alpacas

Compared to most livestock in North America, alpacas are relatively new. First commercially imported in 1984, many people have seen alpacas on their favorite television shows or on the news, but have never met one in person. Now is your chance!

On September 28 and 29, alpaca owners from across the United States and Canada will invite the public to come to their farm or ranch to meet their alpacas and learn more about these inquisitive, unique animals, the luxury fiber they produce and why the alpaca business is perfect for environmentally conscious individuals.

From 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday September 28 and 11:00 am to 5:00 pm on Sunday September 29, Houchin Family Alpacas will welcome guests to join them for many activities including, getting up close and feeding the alpacas, spinning and felting demonstrations, shop for all natural alpaca products, and learning about raising and owning alpacas. All for FREE.

Houchin Family Alpacas is located at 16708 E 400 North Rd., Heyworth, IL 61745

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