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Welcome to the Spring Alpaca Spectacular 2018!
Eastern States Exposition Center
Springfield, Massachusetts

April 6 - April 8

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)
Bay State Small Breeders Blast
Click here to register for BSSBB
(Animal Entries ONLY)

Here we go again!!  We keep on growing, expanding & innovating.  The 2018 event will feature 3 shows again; NAAS, the Expo & the Bay State Small Breeder Blast (BSSBB)!  The Blast will be for breeders that have under 20 AOA registered females and will take place over the 2 days of April 7th & 8th.  As in 2017, The BSSBB will be joined by everyone's favorites,  NAAS beginning it's 18th year and the 8th year of  the Expo.  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 63 Alpaca Shows across the country.

In 2018 check in day is Friday, April 6th.  As you can tell by the change in check in day, there will be some differences with this year's format.  Because shows have been shrinking in size over the last year we have been concerned with the idea of filling 3 show days, so we made the decision to bring the show back down to 2 days and use the successful format we have been using in our double show format in the midwest for the last 2 years.  So this year NAAS & Expo will run in 2 rings with 2 judges.  Amanda VandenBosch will judge NAAS and Jude Anderson 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 BSSBB we will have a 3rd show ring for that show and we will judge all alpacas on day 1 and Walking Fleece on day 2.  Small breeders have it made, you can elect to participate in the Blast and leave at the conclusion or you can stay for NAAS and/or the Expo as well. 

How to register for the 2018 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, 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.

The Bay State Small Breeders Blast registration site will only accept animal entries into the BSSBB.  If you only want to come to the BSSBB, don't forget to go to the NAAS registration site for your stalling & Sponsorships.  However if you want to compete on both levels to see how your animal measures up against small and large farms, then think about how much you can save by making this a 3 in 1 weekend.

North American Alpaca Show Judges
Amanda VandenBosch- All Alpacas & Production Classes

Northeast Alpaca Expo Judges
Jude Anderson- All Alpacas & Production Classes

Bay State Small Breeders Blast Judge
Diana Timmerman- All Alpacas (Halter & Walking Fleece)

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, BSSBB) & Owner of Record for Show Entry Form (if applicable) to the Show Superintendent.

We look forward to seeing you in Springfield at the 2018 Spring Alpaca Spectacular!

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