Eastland Alpacas Celebrates 10 Years
Eastland Alpacas, a 20-acre Huacaya alpaca farm in Lancaster County owned by Kevin and Sue Zurin, celebrates its tenth annual open house during two weekends, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., November 3 and 10; and from 12 to 4 p.m., November 4 and 11. Farm tours offer guests a chance to get close to the more than 100 alpacas and their cria (babies). Alpacas are domesticated animals that resemble small llamas in appearance and are native to South America. They are cultivated specifically for their fleece.
Attendees can learn about alpacas, as well as feed and lead them. Fun family entertainment includes a wagon ride around the farm and an obstacle course demonstration by the Alpacas with an Agenda 4-H Club, which will be selling 4-H cookies to raise funds. Hempfield Church of the Brethren Youth Group will sell food onsite to raise funds for their mission trips.
Special tenth anniversary prizes include drawings for alpaca products, and attendees can also buy breeding and non-breeding alpacas as well as raw and roving styles of alpaca fiber and alpaca yarns, including farm-harvested, natural color yarns and Peruvian yarns in a variety of hues. The farm boutique offers clothing, throws, pillows, stuffed animals and Christmas tree ornaments, all made with alpaca fiber.