show focusing on alpacas comes to East Huntspill on Saturday
unique new event being held near Burnham-On-Sea this Saturday (October
28th) will allow local residents to meet and find out more about
South West Alpaca Groups (SWAG) is holding a Fleece Show and Craft
Fair at East Huntspill Village Hall from 10am-3pm.
is a new event and is being held in East Huntspill because its a
central location for visitors and our members and those of us who
are organising the event all live within 20 minutes of the Village
Hall," organiser Judith Newman told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
event includes the SWAG Fleece Show which will include a display
of winning alpaca fleeces from all over the country."
winners from the SWAG Craft Competition will also be on display
and will include a range of fantastic yarn, knitted, woven and crocheted
items, felted items and artworks."
craft fair will host around 20 stalls selling locally made craft
items. Stallholders include a silversmith, potter, artists, blacksmith,
tailors, fused glass artist, woodworker, rugs and cushions made
from Llama wool, crafters accessories, gift vouchers for alpaca
walks and a wide range of items made from alpaca including fashion
items, soft toys, yarn and raw fleece."
people will also be displaying their skills at spinning, weaving,
felting, fleece handling etc
there will be a children's competition run throughout the event
called 'Find the Alpacas' for which a prize will be awarded to the
added: "We will also have beautiful alpacas and llamas at the
event so that people can see these endearing creatures for themselves
and ask questions about them and maybe get the chance to hand-feed
one if they are lucky."