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Welcome to the Spring Alpaca Spectacular 2017!
Eastern States Exposition Center
Springfield, Massachusetts

March 30 - April 2

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 2017 event will welcome a 3rd show to the mix of NAAS, the Expo & the Bay State Small Breeder Blast (BSSBB)!  The Blast will be for breeders that have under 25 AOA registered females and will take place on Friday March 31st, 2017.  As in 2016, The BSSBB will be joined by everyone's favorites,  NAAS beginning it's 17th year and the 7th 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 60 Alpaca Shows across the country.

In 2017 check in day is Thursday, March 30th.  We will follow the same format used in 2016 however, we will slow the process down considerably.  On Friday we will start with 2 female rings.  The female alpacas will show in the NAAS ring and after exiting the ring they will enter the Expo female ring.  We will continue most likely through the fawn females on Friday.  Saturday we open all 4 rings finishing the female classes and beginning the male classes, staggering the color groups should make things easier for farms that are heavy in 1 color group.  Sunday we will be back to 2 rings as we finish the male judging.  This process should give exhibitors a chance to breathe and socialize!  Color champions will be back in the line up where they belong at the end of each color group.

Now where will the Blast go you ask?  The 2 empty rings on Friday March 31st will host the small breeder show.  We will be doing both a halter show and a walking fleece show for the BSSBB.  Small breeders have it made, you can elect to participate in the Blast and leave at the conclusion or you could stay for NAAS and/or the Expo as well.

How to register for the 2017 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
Jude Anderson- Female Alpacas & Production Classes
Helen Testa - Male Alpacas & Productions Classes

Northeast Alpaca Expo Judges
Peter Kennedy - Female Alpacas & Production Classes
Amanda VandenBosch
- Male Alpacas & Production Classes

Bay State Small Breeders Blast Judge
Amanda VandenBosch- All Alpacas & Production Classes

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 2017 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