Alpaca Shearing Day

DATE: June 4, 2022

LOCATION: Apple Hill Farm | Banner Elk, NC 28604

PRICE: Adults (ages 11 to 54): $17. Military/Seniors (55+): $15. Children (ages 4 to 10): $12. Infants (ages 3 and under): $3

We are still welcoming the public to watch shearing day at Apple Hill Farm! You can join in by purchasing 1-hour passes for each person in your group to view shearing live and in person.

Our alpacas grow up to 4 inches of fiber every year, and must be shorn once a year! Get a front row view of the process, learn all about alpacas and llamas, and shop our store to see finished products. Tour guides will be on hand to answer questions about the process, products, and animals.

We will also be offering our regular public tours on Shearing Day, with a brief view of the alpacas and shearing as part of your tour. If you’d like to watch shearing before or after your tour, you will need to purchase a Shearing Day 1-hour pass for each person in your group as well.

On Farm 1-hour Pass

Make your reservations now to make sure you don’t miss out!

Your 1-hour pass allows you to get a front row seat to alpaca shearing day! We’ll have tour guides on-hand to answer questions about our alpacas and the shearing process. You’ll also be able to browse through our Farm Store, where we sell the yarn and socks made from our alpaca fiber, as well as a large selection of other gifts.

You do need to purchase passes in advance for all members of your party, infants included. Face Masks are required for all visitors ages 4 and up.

Shearing Day Time Slots: Advanced Reservations are Required

  • 11 am – 12 pm
  • 12 pm – 1 pm
  • 1 pm – 2 pm

Public Tours

Our Public Tours are guided walking tours of the farm where you can learn all about the animals that live and play at Apple Hill Farm! We are home to 9 species of animals, including alpacas, llamas, goats, mini-cows, and more.

The tour generally takes about 45 to 60 minutes and is an educational and interactive tour. Most of the animals on the farm love meeting new people! Each one has a purpose, and many have a story as well.

You will get a few minutes to watch shearing as part of your tour. If you’d like to spend more time watching the alpaca shearing, you will need to purchase 1-Hour Shearing Passes.

Our tours finish in our farm store where you can learn about and see the products we have made from our alpacas and angora goats. We have a wide selection of gifts and products, all made in the USA or Fair Trade from other countries.

Public Tour Times: Advanced Reservations are required

11 am to 2 pm, every half hour

Please fill out the form below and Lee will be in touch.