Area farm to open for Alpaca Days


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Gage Castle, 7, of Sidney, leads an alpaca over a hurdle at Count Your Blessings Alpacas during a previous year’s Alpaca Farm Days event. The farm will be open to the public for free this year, on Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Gage is the son of Jeremiah and Karen Castle.

Gage Castle, 7, of Sidney, leads an alpaca over a hurdle at Count Your Blessings Alpacas during a previous year’s Alpaca Farm Days event. The farm will be open to the public for free this year, on Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Gage is the son of Jeremiah and Karen Castle.


SIDNEY — The owners of Count Your Blessings Alpacas, 680 Doorley Road, Sidney, will open their doors to the public from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sept. 26, during National Alpaca Farm Days.

This is the ninth year that Rick and Annette Paulus will host visitors for the annual event that gives the public the opportunity to learn about and meet the animals that are native to South America.

Admission is free. In addition to displays and demonstrations, there will be music by Jeff Newland, an alpaca obstacle course, door prizes, hay rides, and food. Participants will be able to pet, feed and lead alpacas. There will be many opportunities for photos.

National Alpaca Farm Day is an activity of the Alpaca Owners Association Inc., headquartered in Lincoln, Nebraska. For information about the event, visit www.alpacafarmdays.com or call 937-497-0944.

Gage Castle, 7, of Sidney, leads an alpaca over a hurdle at Count Your Blessings Alpacas during a previous year’s Alpaca Farm Days event. The farm will be open to the public for free this year, on Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Gage is the son of Jeremiah and Karen Castle.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2015/09/web1_AlpacaDays.jpgGage Castle, 7, of Sidney, leads an alpaca over a hurdle at Count Your Blessings Alpacas during a previous year’s Alpaca Farm Days event. The farm will be open to the public for free this year, on Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Gage is the son of Jeremiah and Karen Castle.

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This article was submitted by Count Your Blessings Alpacas.

This article was submitted by Count Your Blessings Alpacas.