GREETINGS FIBER ENTHUSIASTS! 

Registration for the

MAIL-IN ONLY 2019 Carolina Alpaca Celebration Fleece & Cottage Fleece Show

is now open!

February 1-2, 2019 in Yanceyville, NC. 

Superintendent ~ Judy Schroeder

Judge ~ Cheryl Gehly 

The Spin-Off competition will be mail in only.  The Skein and Fiber Arts competitions will be held during the Carolina Alpaca Celebration, February 16-17, 2019 at the Cabarrus Arena in Concord, NC.  Results for all three events will be displayed at the Cabarrus Arena on February 17th.

In accordance to the AOA Rules, the entry requirements are as follows:

All Fleeces being shown at 2019 CAC Fleece Show must have been shorn AFTER Wednesday, January 17, 2018, Fleeces shorn prior to 380 days of the 2019 CAC fleece show will not be accepted for entry.

Juvenile Fleeces must be 183 Days or 6 months of growth to be eligible. They must have been born on or before Thursday August 2nd, 2018. When registering a Juvenile fleece, if the fleece being presented before the judge was the FIRST shearing and the cria was not shorn or tipped after being born, then the previous shear date is the cria’s birthdate.

Free transport from show to show!  MAIL ONCE – SHOW TWICE!  Consider entering your fleeces in CAC 2019 and TXOLAN 2019! Simply check the box “Forward This Fleece TXOLAN” on your CAC registration.

Registration Instructions:

  • Go to the Carolina Alpaca Celebration Fleece Show and Halter Registration site at alpacareg.com and either create an account or sign in if you already have an account.  Registration deadline is January 25th, 2019.
  • After registering your selected alpacas, print off a copy of each fleece tag and place them with your fleece CUT SIDE OUT in a clear plastic bag of 1 mil thickness or less,approximately 30 gallons. Exhibitors who bring their fleece in a bag which does not comply with this AOA rules will be asked to change their bag(s) during check in.  Refer to “PART 19.  (APPENDIX C) GUIDELINES FOR PREPARATION OF FLEECE FOR SHOWING”, which is located on the AOA website.  This is very helpful! Alternately, you may follow the AOA Rules and send your fleece noodled.  All noodled fleeces must be on an approved AOA bag as stated in the show rules handbook
  • All Paperwork must be sent via EMAIL or uploaded to your Alpaca Reg account. It must include;
    • ARI for each fleece entered. If your name does not appear on the ARI, please include an Owner of Record Show Entry Form. Please ensure the copy of the ARI is of the original and not a “Certificate Copy” downloaded from the ARI site.
    • Signed Fleece Show Exhibitor Disclosure Form for Judge Cheryl Gehly. If your alpaca is co-owned and you would like both owners listed in the final results, be sure to include signed disclosures for all owners. Please read the disclosure carefully and check the two appropriate boxes, as the disclosure has changed from previous years.
  • Please note: Do NOT put your paperwork in your box with your fleeces. Volunteer receiving your fleece cannot process your form.

 TWO options for fleece check in:

  1. If you are volunteering at the fleece show, bring your fleeces to the Fleece Show Check In. Please contact Dawn Browning if you plan to volunteer.
  2. Otherwise mail all fleeces to:

Laina Peck-Bostwick
CABO Alpaca Fleece Show
7084 US Hwy 64 West
Pittsboro, NC 27312

UPS and FED EX and USPS are all acceptable. Buyer Beware: The UPS STORE is NOT UPS. They charge HUGE fees to use their services! Unless you have a prepaid label from UPS or Fed EX, all fleeces will be mailed back using the choice of the affiliate and volunteers handling task. . Choose “Fleece Mail Back” on the registration site if you would like pay upfront to have your fleeces mailed back to you after CAC 2019 fleece show for a fee of $15.00 per fleece.

If you plan on showing your fleece at TXOLAN 2019, please email me privately Show.Super.Schroeder@gmail.com and choose return shipping. We will ship your fleece directly to the TXOLAN Fleece Superintendent.

To provide a prepaid label when you ship your fleeces out, either create a label ONLINE at FedEx or UPS.com and arrange for pick up, or bring your fleece to UPS or FED EX with the box UNSEALED so that you can slip your label in the box before shipping.

  • Create an account at Fed Ex or UPS
  • Print out a shipping label with your address on it
  • Following the show any ribbons or special awards will be placed in the box with your fleece, your label will be attached, and the box shipped it back to you. When your label gets scanned, your account/credit card gets charged.

 Questions? 

Judy Schroeder, CAC Fleece Show and Cottage Fleece Superintendent, Show.Super.Schroeder@gmail.com, 540-797-1985 (Phone or Text) or find me and message me on Facebook or post your question in the Facebook group “ALPACA SHOWS”.

 Entry Deadline: All Mail -in entries must arrive by Wednesday, January 30th, 2019.  Please consider mailing your fleece before January 15th to achieve this deadline.   Those arriving after January 30th will unfortunately miss their transportation to the fleece show.

 For a complete set of rules, please refer to the AOA Show System Handbook PART 19.  (APPENDIX C) GUIDELINES FOR PREPARATION OF FLEECE FOR SHOWING, and PART 9 SECTION 1 -FLEECE COMPETITIONS. These may be located on the AOA Website under the tab SHOWS and may be selected on the left-hand side menu.