The Alpaca MarketPlace and Open Market Fleece Sales will be at the Carolina Alpaca Celebration!

Each year, events like the Carolina Alpaca Celebration present opportunities for promoting and selling alpaca products directly from the farms. At those events our organization sets up a vendor’s booth called the “Alpaca MarketPlace.” The Alpaca Marketplace provides our farm members an outlet so they can offer up for sale their farms’ merchandise or fiber. Anything related to the business of alpacas including clothing, fiber arts and crafts, fleece, roving, mill spun and hand spun yarn, felted, woven, knitted and crocheted items, dryer balls and so on is typical of the merchandise farm members consign for sale. As a rule, all fiber items must contain at least some alpaca fiber, and all items must be clearly labeled as to the contents. Other items, such as equipment or supplies for spinning and weaving or agricultural products may also be available for sale. Buying from the Alpaca Marketplace means supporting a local alpaca farmer. There are no restrictions as to country of origin for the products you are bringing to this venue. The customers are looking for unique items and the general public.

Again for 2019:

At the Carolina Alpaca Celebration, The Alpaca Marketplace and the Open Market fleece sales will be combined into one outlet.  This will allow a more efficient use of volunteer time, space and other resources.  Fleece for sale will no longer be charged a ‘placement fee’ but instead will be assessed a 10% commission as is done with the Alpaca Marketplace products. Therefore, if a fleece doesn’t sell, you don’t owe anything!  Click here for the complete list of rules.

If you are interested in consigning merchandise or fleece the process is easy:

  • First, click Here for more details
  • Second, complete a store inventory listing all your items going to the Marketplace, including fleeces.
  • Third, complete two fleece sales tags and place them in the fleece bag AND/OR to the extent it is reasonable to do so, “double tag” each item of merchandise with the purchase price and your farm name. (One tag stays with the item sold; the second tag is used for inventory control.)
  • Fourth, plan and make drop-off, pick up or delivery arrangements!

Please contact for further information or questions.