10th Anniversary Alpaca Farm Festival and Open House at Outstanding Dreams Farm
As they say, "Time flies when you're having fun!" And what fun we are having!
We so enjoy hosting this festival and opening up our farm to the public. Each year we have droves of people come to enjoy a fun day at our farm learning about alpacas, shopping in our Alpaca Farm Store,enjoying good food, live music, children's activities, and a variety of craft vendors. It's such a pleasure for us as we introduce many people to alpacas for the first time and explain to them why they are raised. For many, it truly is "Love at first sight!"
We never imagined ten years ago that what started out as a little Open House would evolve into such a festival. At our first event, we had a couple of small display tables with alpaca products, information on alpacas, and a couple of alpacas in a pen. We baked some cookies, and had soft drinks available for what we thought would be a small number of visitors. Boy, were we surprised when the guests started rolling in the driveway! Our alpacas were way more popular than we imagined and we were inundated with guests eager to learn all about these funny looking creatures!
Each year our event has evolved, and now we welcome roughly 1500 -2000 visitors to our farm over the course of the weekend. The alpacas are still the main focus of our festival, but we now include food and craft vendors, children's activities, and live music at our festival. A new addition to this year's event was the one and only Pacatrain Barrel Ride which was a huge hit with the kids(and adults)!
Seeing and hearing the joy our visitors experience makes all the hard work we put into hosting this event worthwhile. It really is a labor of love and our way of giving back to the community that supports our business year round.
We're already looking forward to and making plans for next year's festival!