North American Alpaca Shearing Contest Hosting Guidelines

  • Free shearing
  • Great publicity for the host farm in local area and within alpaca community


  • Alpacas have to be held for shearing until late June


  • Clean, bright, well ventilated open space
  • 8’ ceilings or higher
  • 3 or 4 sets of anchor points depending on the number of shearing competitors
  • Min 24’x60’ and larger would be better
  • Provide food and lodging for set up crew day before event
  • Provide food for contestants and public day of event
  • 70+ alpacas to shear
  • Good weather!

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