Alpacas are very educational, and fun for all ages!
Workshops and Events
Island Alpaca 10th Annual Shearing Day:
Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 10-4 - Rain or Shine Click HERE to Watch Video from a prior shearing! Not to miss! Join us for a fun, furry family-friendly event.
You're invited to our special fun and educational event, Get up close to these gentle, curious creatures to learn about the fleece to fiber transition and the benefits of alpaca ownership. Fun for all ages, and perfect for those thinking about investing in alpaca or for the new breeder! Refreshments and door prizes! For more info and photos from prior Shearing Days, click here. We are conveniently located by bus, bicycle, car or air. $5 /per person.
Island Alpaca's 9th Annual Neonatal-Birthing Clinic:
Enjoy a Weekend on Martha's Vineyard!
Saturday, May 13, 2017. Join us for a day for a fun, invaluable, full day seminar which is a must-have for all breeders, or soon to be breeders. Dr. Cheryl DeWitt will be back to cover breeding, reproductive health care, birthing and neonatal care. Low Class Fee - light breakfast & lunch included! For more info, or to register, click here. Watch our clinic introduction video here.
Island Alpaca Farm at Island Markets
& Fairs, 2017:
West Tisbury Farmers Market:
Saturdays this Summer from June to October 2017
Wednesdays this Summer from June to end August, 2017
Saturdays @ the Ag Hall, Fall/Winter, through December 2017
Oak Bluffs Harborfest: Saturday, June, 17, 2017
Oak Bluffs Tivoli Day Saturday, September 16, 2017
West Tisbury Ag Society Fair: August 2017
Edgartown School Craft Fair: Saturday, December 9, 2017
Weekend Story Time Sundays, 11 am @ Island Alpaca Co.
Bring your children for a 1/2 hour of story telling in the barn!
"Blue Ribbon Alpaca", This first-ever, hard-cover children's alpaca story-book is the story of an alpaca, her envious companions, her awesome fleece and the children who love her! Recommended for ages 4+, (Dress very warmly!) Donation welcome.
1 Head of the Pond Road, Oak Bluffs
For more information call: 508-693-5554
Alpaca Love to Party!
Hold your special event at the farm or we will bring the alpacas to yours!
Party @ Island Alpaca! Island Apaca Farm is a beautiful setting for hosting your special event. Gatherings such as weddings, birthday parties, reunions, baby showers, classes, book signings, or any other special event. We also offer our Alpacas for Hire! We can bring the alpaca to your special event!
We come to you: Island Alpaca Farm will attend your wedding or special event with our alpacas in tow! Two of our most social alpacas will come with a farm assistant, their halters and leads for you to pet them comfortably, snacks for you and your guests to feed the alpaca, and alpaca party favors and alpaca balloons! Alpacas are very friendly and do not bite, they are very sweet, mild mannered animals. They are sure to be the hit of your party! Click here for more info!
Or, you come to us: Island Alpaca Farm is a terrific setting to hold your special event. Birthday party, baby or bridal shower, company event, reunion, anniversary, booksigning, or any reason for a most memorable party, even a book-signing! We have a lovely guest/viewing area, where you and your guests can be surrounded by our alpaca and a beautiful sunset.
Click here for more info! Catering services available. Please inquire for rates and availability.
Join us for our fun and informative classes that will be held at Island Alpaca Farm. Class sizes are limited so register early. Most classes also availableby appointment. View our calendar dates for specific class details. Pre-registration is required.
Alpaca 101: The basics of alpaca care and ownership, for adults (See general description and registration information here.)
Alpaca Discovery: Join us for feeding, barn chores, pasture clean-up, and even take an alpaca for a walk. (Monday, Wednesday, Fridays and Saturdays, 9:00 am - 10:30 am for anyone of any age! (See general description and registration information here.)
Educational & School Tours: A 1/2-hour tour that will educate anyone of any age about alpacas and what we do here at the farm! (See general description and registration information here.)
Intro to Spinning Yarn: Two-session class: By appointment (See general description and registration information here.)
Alpaca Birthday Watch-List 2017:
This year, Island Alpaca is expecting three alpaca birth dates, from June to late August! Come for a visit and maybe you will be so lucky to experience a birth!