Join us at the Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village
November 3-4, 2012
Join us at the Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village (formerly Amherst Musuem) for the area's first "Alpaca Fiber and Harvest Festival" featuring an Alpaca Fashion Show (a first in WNY), live alpacas (take them for a walk) and dozens of vendors handling hand made and selected imported alpaca products. Of course it will feature working fiber artisans from the Bufalo Weavers Guild and many others. The dates are Saturday and Sunday, November 3-4. For more information visit BNHV.Org .
2012 Farm Days Was A Big Hit!
The 2012 Farm Days at Alpacas of Niagara were the biggest to date. And, we feel they just keep getting better. Following a glorious day on Saturday we did have some rain on Sunday but it didn't seem to dampen the visitors enthusiasm. Many new fiber activities were added for children making this a most rewarding experience for everyone. It's so much fun watching the children learn how to make something and then actually go away with a finished product. Of course the hay rides with the 1947 tractor continue to be a big attraction.
The new shop addition, affectionately known as the "Loom with a View" continues to add to the shopping experience. Visitors were able to watch and talk with working fiber artisans. Many were even able to try their hand at weaving and will return later in the year for more lessons.
The Niagara Alpaca Shop continues to expand its inventory with emphasis on locally produced, hand made and made in the USA. For higher end items we introduced the "Kuna" line from Peru which is a well known, internationally famous clothing manufacturer. These items add such things as winter coats and top coats which are not available from USA manufacturers.
Thanks to our staff of volunteers who made Farm Days such a huge success. Also, many thanks to all our visitors. We hope to see you all again next September.