April 5 - April 7, 2019

Eastern States Exposition Center
Springfield, Massachusetts

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Welcome to the Spring Alpaca Spectacular 2019!
Eastern States Exposition Center
Springfield, Massachusetts

April 5 - April 7

North American Alpaca Show
Click here to register for NAAS
(Stalls, Animal Entries, Sponsorships, Vendors & Production classes)

Northeast Alpaca Expo
Click here to register for NEAE

(Animal Entries ONLY)
 

Here we go again!!  The 2019 event will feature 2 shows this year; with some expansion to both NAAS, the Expo!  Maybe the biggest news for the 2019 event is we are re-instituting stall limits and setting them at 10 total stalls per farm.  Since you can now upload your show documents to the registration system and most people chose that method of delivery we are now going to accept Venmo as a form of payment so many people will now be able to register in just minutes and not have to send us anything in the mail!  This year we will also add novice classes to the Expo, these classes will be for breeders that have under 20 AOA registered females and have owned alpacas for under 10 years.  So you will have a choice for each alpaca registered in the Northeast Alpaca Expo to enter that alpaca in a standard class or a novice class and just compete against other breeders in your classification or every breeder in the show.  As with the standard halter classes, the 1st & 2nd  place alpacas from the novice classes will move onto the championship class for that color group and the champion will be selected from all the alpacas in the show from that color group.  So novice and standard classes will compete against each other for the championship!  Lastly, we are expanding the Walking Fleece Show by folding it into the North American Alpaca Show.  That means all breeders may enter alpacas in these classes.  We have been doing WF classes at all of our shows for several years now and they are absolutely loved by exhibitors for the personal evaluations they supply to each alpaca for the owners.  Please consider entering these classes as they will essentially give you a 3rd show to enter for the weekend.  This will be year 19 for NAAS and the 9th year of the Expo and with the Walking Fleece Show we will have all 3 shows happening under 1 roof in 1 weekend!  The shows will be run by Alpaca Show Management Services which is a blending of show coordinator veterans Kevin O'Leary and Scott Young who together have run over 75 Alpaca Shows across the country.

In 2019 check in day is Friday, April 5th.  So just like last year NAAS & Expo will run in 2 rings with 2 judges.  Nick Harrington-Smith will judge NAAS and Helen Testa will judge the Expo.  NAAS will start with female alpacas on day 1 and the Expo will judge all males.  On day 2 they will judge opposite genders.  That's it just a normal 2 ring, 2 judge, 2 day show, easy!  As for the Walking Fleece classes, they will be judged by Glen Finbow on Saturday.

How to register for the 2019 Spring Alpaca Spectacular

The North American Alpaca Show is the host show so you have to click on the link above for that show and at the very least register for stalls and animal entries on that site.  The NAAS site is where you would sign up for many of the items for the weekend including:  stalls, walking fleece, sponsorships, vendor space, meals and NAAS animal entries, etc. 

The Northeast Alpaca Expo registration site will only accept animal entries into the NEAE.  For just $40 more it is crazy to not sign up for both shows but in case you only want to come to the NEAE, don't forget to go to the NAAS registration site for your stalling & Sponsorships.

North American Alpaca Show Judges
Nick Harrington-Smith- All Alpacas & Production Classes

Northeast Alpaca Expo Judges
Helen Testa- All Alpacas & Production Classes

Walking Fleece Classes
Glen Finbow- All Walking Fleece Entries

This year's show will be judged on a 60/40 basis.  We are going to have two rings for each show; one for males and another for females. 

The show will be offering some new and exciting seminars, all free of charge. Please look at the schedule of events and seminar outlines which will be online soon. Due to space limitations some seminars will be limited to 30 attendees on a first come, first served basis.  Also at this year's show we will be holding a silent auction with proceeds benefitting the Nunoa Project and the Camelid Studies program both headed by Dr. Steve Purdy.  Both of these very noble and worthwhile programs need our support.  If you would like to donate items for the auction, or money to help with the effort you can please visit www.nunoaproject.org

Please remember that the weather in early spring can be unpredictable in New England, so come prepared! Should you have any questions relating to the show, please don't hesitate to get in touch with one of the organizing farms.

Don 't forget to send your AOA Alpaca Registration's, Exhibitor's Disclosure Forms (NAAS, NEAE) & Owner of Record for Show Entry Form (if applicable) to the Show Superintendent.


We look forward to seeing you in Springfield at the 2019 Spring Alpaca Spectacular!

Scott Young
Hilltop Alpacas
7825 County Hwy 67
Hancock, NY  13783
(607) 637-5201
hilltop@hancock.net
Kevin O'Leary
4601 SW 25th Place
Cape Coral, FL  33914
(603) 616-6010
rvalpacas@aol.com