Third Annual Oregon AlpacaFest: Celebrating all things alpaca

Elden Harms with kids

Elden Harms introduces Sauk Creek Francesca, the newest addition to the herd, at the First Annual Oregon AlpacaFest.

Get an alpaca kiss, feed carrots to the alpacas or have your photo taken with an alpaca at the Third Annual Oregon AlpacaFest: Celebrating All Things Alpaca, which will run from 1-5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 6 at Sauk Creek Alpacas, 746 Heather Lane, Oregon, Wisconsin. This year we’ll have children’s activities, fiber demonstrations, Alpacas 101 and many vendors selling yarn, alpaca socks, gloves, hats, etc. Great opportunity to get started on your holiday shopping!

Come meet the alpacas of Sauk Creek and learn why these irresistible critters are so popular. There will be spinning and carding demonstrations and local alpaca breeders will be on hand to answer questions about farm design, diet, routine medical care, business planning and tax benefits, and processing fiber. The Alpacas 101 session will begin at 3 p.m.

You’ll find alpaca socks (including our extremely popular Extreme Alpaca Socks), gloves, hats, yarn, rovings, felted soaps, teddy bears, Madison photographer Beth Skogen’s alpaca photos and cards, Wildtree, and Spry Whimsy’s popular felted items. We’ve got some great vendors coming this year and we’re excited to welcome local alpaca breeders who will share their experience and knowledge of the business of breeding alpacas and processing their fleece.

Be sure to “like” Annual Oregon AlpacaFest on Facebook. Contact Lynne Johnson at 608.291.2131 or for further information.

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Welcome to Sauk Creek Alpacas

Trio on TVWelcome to Sauk Creek Alpacas, now celebrating its 12th anniversary. We breed and raise some of the finest huacaya alpacas in the Midwest. Our alpacas—each with his or her own unique and distinct personality—receive individualized attention and care. With a calm disposition as one of our main breeding goals, we make sure each and every animal is easy to handle.

A very special herd. Conveniently located just south of Madison, Wisconsin, midway between Chicago and Minneapolis, Sauk Creek Alpacas began in 2000 with a dam and her cria. After seven years of agisting, we moved to a five-acre farm in 2007, just west of Oregon, Wisconsin. Over the years, we have established a herd of quality huacaya alpacas, consisting of award-winning animals from some of the finest bloodlines in North America represented. These include such notables as Peruvian Accoyo Caligula, PPeruvian Accoyo Felix, NWA LTD Accoyo’s Goldsmith, PPeruvian Emilio, Snowmass Legacy Gold, PPPeruvian Royal Fawn, SA Accoyo Royal Avenger, Snowmass Invincible and PPeruvian Guellermo.

Sauk Creek Alpacas focuses on breeding alpacas with dense fine fiber, calm dispositions and rock-solid conformation. Our efforts are rewarded annually in the show ring with blue ribbons and color championships.

Quick-start your own breeding program. We offer quality breeding stock individually or in starter packages allowing you to quickly get your breeding operation up and running. We work with any budget, and can offer attractive financing options and full reproductive guarantees on all breeding stock. While an ideal herd size for us is around 15, we’re at 21 right now–so we’re offering some amazing deals. We also are happy to work with you to add prize-winning genetics to your current herd.

If you’re just starting out, we can create the perfect package. If we don’t have what you’re looking for, we’ll help you find it. We provide ongoing support and education to new breeders. We’ll help you set up a fully functioning breeding operation. Our goal is to give you the tools you need to build a top-quality breeding operation.

Meet our herd sires. Sauk Creek Alpacas is home to six-time color champion and Get-of-Sire winner Sauk Creek Sebastian. His offspring are bringing home ribbons and some are beginning their own breeding careers. Our other herd sire, Goldsmith’s Peruvian Sirius, never spent much time in the show ring, but he’s also producing some awesome, award-winning offspring.

Take the tour. Wander through our new website and if you see something you like, give us a call. Or better yet, schedule a farm visit. It’s not the quantity that counts, but the quality and we’ve got some of the finest alpacas right here in southern Wisconsin. All of our alpacas are DNA blood-typed, registered with the Alpaca Registry, Inc., and microchipped.

We are members of Alpaca Owners and Breeders of America (AOBA), AOBA Show Division, Alpaca Fiber Cooperative of North America, Alpaca Registry, Inc., Upper Midwest Alpacas, MOPACA and the Great Lakes Alpaca Association. Lynne, one of the founders of The Great Midwest Alpaca Festival, held in Madison each year on the last weekend of April, is president of the show’s board of directors, and actively involved in the industry.

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