Alpacas ready to take on Sevierville

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- More than 600 Alpacas are expected in Sevierville this weekend for a big show.

The show will be for the Southeastern Alpaca Association's Southern Select Alpaca Show and will be held at the Sevierville Convention Center. The event runs from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 1 and 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 2, is free to attend and open to the public.

"You take the raw fiber cart it, spin it into yarn and then nit it until you get the final product. and all the steps will be displayed," said said farmer Keith Cox. "The alpaca is primary a fiber animal. it's used to harvest from a sheering once a year. turned into yarn and then any type of finished product that you desire."

Event attendees will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with alpacas from across the southeast. There will be free demonstrations and learning stations, including a fiber arts class and a fiber spinners/project circle.

Also, there will be a variety of vendors on-hand selling the latest in alpaca fashion along with other hand-crafted items.

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