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NEW FOR 2020: Double Show, Wisconsin Alpaca & Fiber Fest AND The Great Midwest Alpaca Festival!! 

New Location! Alliant Energy Center, New Holland Pavilion 1 in Madison, WI

Same Weekend: April 25 & 26, 2020

Show

 

Schedule

 

2020 schedule will be posted closer to the show

2019 Schedule (left up for reference)

Friday, April 26, 2019 (Breeders & Vendors Only)

  • 8:00 AM – Fleece Judging – Closed to Public

  • 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM Exhibitor Check in, Vet Check & Color Check

  • 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM Breeders social time in the Ziegler Building. Free Appetizers.  Cash bar

  • 6:00 PM Judges Color Verification

  • 6:15 PM Exhibitors Meeting

  • 9:00 PM – Buildings close for the day

Saturday, April 27th, 2019

  • 7:00 AM – Doors Open for exhibitors

  • 8:00  AM – Halter show opens

  • 8:30 AM – Show opens to public.  Free Parking!

  • 8:30 AM – Vendors open in lobby, Ziegler building and Pavilion

  • 8:30 AM – Fleece Show Display & Spin-Off Display Opens – Ziegler Building

  • 8:30 - 10:00 AM –  Soap Felting with Barb McFaddin – Pavilion Room 112 **

  • 8:30 - 10:00 AM –  Knitting 101 with Karly McMillan – Pavilion Room 114 **

  • 9:00 AM –  Alpaca Health Seminar – Ziegler Building*

  • 9:30 AM – Halter show photographer set up

  • 10:30AM - 12:30PM – Celtic Knot Wrist Warmers with Ingrid Stark – Pavilion Room 112 **

  • 11:00 AM –  Fiber Sorting Seminar – Ziegler Building*

  • 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM – Tunisian Crochet with Rachel Boucher – Pavilion Room 114**

  • 12:30 PM – Alpaca 101 for Beginners – Ziegler Building*

  • 12:45 - 2:15 PM – Felted Pet with Ingrid Stark – Pavilion Room 112 **

  • 1:00 PM – Bar opens in Ziegler building

  • 1:45 - 3:45 PM – Knitting 102 with Karly McMillan – Pavilion Room (114**

  • 2:00 PM – The Business of Fiber – Ziegler Building*

  • 5:30  PM – Alpaca Halter Show ends for the day; building closed to public

  • 7:00 PM – Bar closes

  • 8:00 PM – Buildings close for day

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Food and refreshments will be available for purchase all day long in the Ziegler building. We are pleased to have Washington County 4-H provide our food.

Sunday, April 28th, 2019

  • 8:00 AM – Halter show begins

  • 8:30 AM – Open to public, free parking

  • 8:30 AM – Vendors open in lobby, Ziegler building and Pavilion

  • 8:30 AM – Fleece and Spin – Off Show – Ziegler Building

  • TBA – Production Classes – Breeder’s Best, Get of Sire, Produce of Dam, Showmanship, then balance of halter show classes

  • 8:30 AM – AOA Update and Q&A – Ziegler Building*

  • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM Unique Tunic Poncho with Panache - with Linda Galow and LeAnna Franklin – Pavilion Room 112 **

  • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM – Needle Felted Bear with Erin Whalen– Pavilion Room 114 **

  • 9:00 AM – Halter show photographer set up

  • 10:30 AM – Fiber Processing 101 – Ziegler Building*

  • 12:45 - 2:45 PM – Drum Carding with Carol Wagner – Pavilion Room 112 **

  • 1:30 pm Spin-Off Display and Fleece Show end. Owners may pick up items

  • 3:00 PM  Show closes to public

Food and refreshments will be available for purchase all day long in the Ziegler building. We are pleased to have Washington County 4-H provide our food.

*For seminar descriptions click here.

** For Fiber Arts Classes fees, descriptions, and contact, click here.

 

ABOUT

WisAFF & GMAF

NEW FOR 2020 we are resurrecting The Great Midwest Alpaca Festival and making this a fantastic double show weekend! Plus keeping the Walking Fleece Show!

 

The Show is in a NEW LOCATION! Alliant Energy Center, New Holland Pavilion 1 in Beautiful Madison Wisconsin! Home to some of the largest fiber guilds in the Country!

We are excited to announce our 2020 Judges:

Wisconsin Alpaca & Fiber Fest Halter- Amanda VandeBosh

Wisconsin Alpaca & Fiber Fest Walking Fleece - Cheryl Gehly

The Great Midwest Alpaca Festival Halter- Ken Hibbits

 

General Info

If you would like to volunteer, Click Here to send an email to Maureen. 

Alliant Energy Center, New Holland Pavilion 1

1919 Alliant Energy Way, Madison, WI 53713

Show Address

Friday (Breeders Only)

12-6pm 

Saturday 

8:30-5:30

Sunday 

8:30-3:00

HOURS
CONTACT US
 

Board of Directors:

Pam Warriner, Co-President, Wensleydale Farms Alpacas, 920.918.8094, wensleydalefarm@gmail.com

Margery Morack, Co-President, Greenbriar Farm, 262.951.6170, morack.margery@gmail.com

Marcus Skildum, Vice President & Show Manager, Mesa Trail Alpacas 

Tom Olson, Treasurer, Fevolden Farm Alpacas, 608.698.1204, tom@fevoldenfarm.com 

Mark Shillcox, Secretary, Shillcox Shamrock Lines, shillymdm@yahoo.com 

Show Committee:

Colton Warriner, Barn Manager, Wensleydale Farms Alpacas, 920.698.2353, wensleydalefarm@gmail.com

Maureen Wachniak, Volunteer Coordinator, Windy Meadows Alpacas, 414.840.2540, windymeadowsalpacas@gmail.com

Kathy Nauta, Registar, Five Oaks Farm, 608.835.0504, fiveoaksfarm@charter.net 

Kelly Delwiche, Vendor Coordinator, Suri Park Alpacas 

Chris Rogers, Spin-off Coordinator, Whisper Meadows Alpacas

Mindy Huitt, Silent Auction Coordinator, Galpaca Farm

Raul & Brooke Lando, Hillsboro Alpaca Ranch

Ginny Olson, Walking Fleece Show Co-Superintendent, ginny@fevoldenfarm.com, 608.692.7829 (cell), 608.839.4610 (home)

Stacey Skildum, Walking Fleece Show Co-Superintendent, mesatrailalpacas@yahoo.com, 262.720.4314

Jerry & Wendy Campbell, Justorian Alpacas

Hotel information: Coming Soon!