| Empire Alpaca Trifecta|
|October 26th - 27th, 2013|
NYS Fairgrounds, Syracuse, NY
This is one week earlier than our traditional weekend. We are making the change
so that we do not conflict with our friends from Vermont (Green Mountain) and Rhinebeck
(Dutchess County Sheep & Wool Festival). But that's not the biggest change....
The all-new Empire Alpaca Trifecta will combine the traditional high-quality
halter show you have come to expect from the Extravaganza, an expanded Fleece Show and Fiber
Event, and world-class educational opportunities. Judges for this huge event will include
Amanda VandenBosch, Helen Humphreys, Wade Gease & Polly Michaelis. Check-in will be on Friday
October 12th for Vendors and Exhibitors of the animals and fleeces, with the halter show on
Saturday and Sunday, the 13th & 14th, the fleece show on Saturday the 13th and educational
seminars and Fiber Events will be taking place all weekend. The complete weekend schedule
will be posted shortly.
Halter- Traditional halter show with challenging competition, performance
classes for the young and young at heart. News flash, new at the Extravaganza in 2012 a new
class called The Class Reunion. The Class Reunion is an exciting new concept that will evolve
into a money making opportunity in the next couple of years. We wanted to reward all those
folks that have donated breedings to our herdsire auctions over the years or equally as
important is rewarding those farms that have purchased those same breedings. We are starting
off the process by inviting farms that have bought breedings at any of our herdsire auctions
to compete in a class together against each other. So if you have a yearling or 2 years and
older alpaca that is a result of an Extravaganza or Symposium purchased breeding then make
sure you bring it to the show because we will have some pretty awesome trophies for the winners.
We are excited to offer these rewarding show opportunities for breeders and owners of farms both
large and small, newbies as well as established farms.
Herdsire Auction- WThe herdsire auction this year will be incredible! Get ready
to bid on some top-name males. The progeny of this auction will be eligible in the future to
compete for some huge cash prizes!
Education- World-class seminars for owners, breeders, veterinarians, and
the general public. Hands-on as well as classroom style seminars.
Fiber- The Empire Alpaca Fiber Event, traditionally offered in February, will be a
part of the 2012 Trifecta. This will include a complete fleece show, spin-off, and fiber arts competition.
In addition, we will be combining forces with the Green Mountain Alpaca Fall Spectacular so you can enter
your fleeces at the Empire Fleece Event and we will make sure they get up to the Green Mountain Fleece
Show for judging there and then the Green Mountain folks will mail the fleece back home to you. This
way you only have to pay for one fleece shipping fee but you will get two shows and maybe if you are
lucky 2 ribbons. What an opportunity!
North American Alpaca Fiber Showcase- Luxurious Alpaca Fiber in all of its uses will be showcased for
both breeders and public. We are inviting anyone and everyone who uses alpaca fiber to display their
products in our all-new Alpaca Fiber Showcase. This includes traditional clothing, rugs, etc. as well
as some new and innovative products. Come and find exciting new ways to utilize every bit of your fiber!
Our "Vendor Village is expanding, too, with lots of new and exciting vendors. We will also offer several
fiber pick-up points so that you can sell your fiber or send it to mills and co-ops without paying
Written Judge Evaluations- Ever wondered what the judge's really think about your alpacas?
Well at this year's show we will give you that opportunity and even in a written format. On Sunday afternoon
we will give you a chance to spend a few minutes with the judge who will pour over your alpaca and give you
a written and verbal critique of their opinion. Pretty exciting stuff and the proceeds will benefit your
Empire Alpaca Association. EAA members will receive one complimentary FREE evaluation!
New Sponsorship Opportunities- We have added some really amazing sponsor perks this year,
and lowered Sponsorship prices! Sponsorships available starting at just $50!
Lower Costs- We have lowered the cost of stalling and entry fees from previous years!
Stalls are $175 each and Halter entries are $35.
Registration will open soon, August 25th to be exact so come on back then to sign up and secure your
space in Syracuse, for the weekend of October 12-14th. See you then!
Scott Young, Show Coordinator|
Melissa Young-Crozet, Show Superintendent
Cindy Vars, Fleece Show Superintendent
Scott Young, Barn Manager
Leslie Oliver, Education
Paulie Drexler, Promotions
Sarah Lamanna and Ann Merriwether, Silent Auction
Jennifer Tompkins, Product Booth
Irene Kulis, Photo Coordinator
Sarah Lamanna, Sponsorship Coordinator
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|Fleece Show Information|
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|View this years list of participating exhibitors and farms|
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