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Alpaca Shows & Other Events

Double Alpaca Ranch will be attending the following shows in 2021:

  • MAPACA  -  Carroll County Ag Center, Westminster, MD - April 30 - May 2, 2021
  • MD Alpaca & Fleece Festival:  Howard County Fairgrounds, MD - Nov 13 - 14, 2021, 9AM - 4PM both days.
  • Round Hill Hometown Festival:  Saturday, Oct 9, 2021 from 10AM - 5PM. Double 8 Alpaca Ranch will be at the Round Hill Baptist Church with our alpacas to help "Alpaca a Box" event for those in need oversees.
Private Farm Tours
Private Farm Tours

We offer private, hour-long, educational farm tours for you and your family.  We provide treats to feed the alpacas so you can enjoy a up close encounter with the alpacas on our farm.  The fee is $15 per person over the age of 3.  Click HERE to book your private farm tour.  

During your tour you will get to meet our friendly alpacas, feed them a treat, and learn why we have alpacas and what we do with them.  You will learn about the history of alpacas and llamas and the differences between them.   Alpaca yarn from our herd, and various alpaca products (scarves, hats, gloves, socks, and dryer balls) will be for sale.

NOTE:  We do not currently have a public restroom on our farm.  We are sorry for the inconvenience.   

Loudoun County Fall Farm Tour:

We will be open to the public Saturday, Oct 16 - Sunday, Oct 17, 2021 from 10 AM - 4 PM. Free admission to view alpacas from fence lines.  Small admission fee to have an up-close encounter with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Alpaca 4-H Club of Loudoun County.  Come see fiber demonstrations and shop our locally grown alpaca fiber products (socks, hats, scarves, dryer balls, and more!)

Leesburg Farmers Market - Winter Season (November - March)

We will be back at the Leesburg Farmers Market with our locally grown and made yarns, socks, hats, scarves, dryer balls and more!! Come see us Saturdays from 9AM - 12PM.  30 Catoctin Cir SE, Leesburg, VA 20175


Are you excited to learn about potentially owning and caring for your own alpacas?  Join us for our Education Series and learn everything there is to know about caring for your new fuzzy herd!  Each topic will be taught on our farm with half of the time indoors and the other half out on the farm and will run a total of 3 hours for each session.    The cost is $75 per person or $135 for a couple.  Please be sure to call and register to ensure a space. 


Selection and Conformation.  In this session, you will learn what is an alpaca, what are the differences between the two breed types and the differences between llamas and alpacas.  You will learn about the varying colors and how to carefully select healthy and conformationally correct alpacas.  

Infrastructure of Your Farm. In this session you will learn about the varying barns and fencing options.  You will also learn about pasture and how to maintain it.

Herd Health.  In this session you will learn how to care for your alpacas.  We will cover First Aid for the Alpaca - eyes, toenails, skin issues, and medications for the alpaca.  We will also show how we weigh or body score to check weights and conduct Meningeal Infection Prevention.

Parisitology.  In this session we will discuss parasites and dewormers.  We will show how a fecal sample is collected and how we complete the forms for our lab to conduct a fecal analysis.  We will review examples of fecal results.

Alpaca Fiber.  In this session we will learn how to identify a fleece for show and/or processing.  We will learn the difference techniques for preparing a fleece for a show versus for processing.

Reproduction/Neonatal Care.  In this session you will learn about the reproduction of the alpaca and how to care for the dam and newborn cria 

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    Double 8 Alpaca Ranch
    13374 SR 671

    Purcellville, Va 20132

    Phone: (571) 577-8579


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