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Thursday Night Meet & Greet

Take time from your busy set-up day to eat, drink and catch up with old friends… and make new ones, too!


Saturday Night Wine & Cheese Social

Following the Jubilee Auction - stop over at the Staybridge Hotel and mingle with fellow exhibitors at our complimentary Wine & Cheese Social.  Just our little way of saying thanks for your support!

2017 Jubilee Auction

Back by popular demand!  Join us once again for the Jubilee Auction on Saturday Evening beginning at 5:30 PM. As in past years we expect this to be one of the most successful and fun auctions in our industry thanks to the generous donations of our many supporters. MAPACA is happy to offer this outstanding opportunity to acquire farm equipment, fiber supplies, alpaca related items AND outstanding herdsire breedings.

For more information contact:
Susanne Bienenstock | (914) 318-0893 | Email:


Night Jubilee Auction Dinner

Join us Saturday night for dinner while attending the Jubilee Auction.  No need to look for a restaurant and wait in a long line to enjoy dinner and drinks with your friends!  Following dinner, you will have the opportunity to view and bid on some top herdsire breedings being offered along with farm equipment, fiber equipment, alpaca related items and many other surprises.

Reservations are needed - For more information contact:

Carole Rost  |  Phone: (724) 316-6853 |  Email:

Powerhouse of Genetics Herdsire Auction

This Powerhouse of Genetics has a remarkable amount of Championships, Reserve Championships, Judges Choice Awards, and Blue Ribbons. Their Champion offspring are too numerous to list here. This is one of the most elite groups of breeding males offered at one time.  Complimentary pens are being offered for those herdsires who may be on display in our "MAPACA SHOWCASE" area for hands-on viewing. We are extremely grateful to all the generous farms involved in making this event possible.

For more information contact:
Arlene Fusko  I  (724) 448-6606 I  Email:


MAPACA Private Treaty Sale

Here is an opportunity for farms to showcase their terrific animals for sale and for those looking to add new genetics to their herds to meet.  These super alpacas will be housed at the entrance of the arena for all to see and get their hands on!   (Sellers may keep animals at their pens if so desired) All sales are done by private treaty with no commission paid to MAPACA.  For a small fee sellers receive Showcase pen space, advertising in the MAPACA Showbook/Magazine, and a Showcase Parade held Saturday evening - for animals already sold or still available!


For more information contact:
Bill Oraschin  (215) 536-2841   Email:

Silent Auction

As one of the most popular events of the Jubilee, you can gain great exposure for your farm or alpaca-related business by donating an item to the Silent Auction! Items donated to the silent auction should have a value of $25 or more. Donated items are greatly appreciated, and no item is too large or small! Larger items with values over $500 may be auctioned offSaturday night.

Suggested items include health and husbandry items, clothing, yarn, roving, specialty equipment, alpaca art, or any items that your farm produces for sale.The Silent Auction will take place near the Crimp & Curl Cafe. Silent auction bids are closed on Sunday at 10:00 am sharp!

For more information contact:
Hope Bittner  |  Phone: (814) 673-3511 |  Email:

"Mundo Fibra!"

Presenting our own World of Fiber… "Mundo Fibra!" Here you will find all things related to alpaca fiber… the fleece show, spin-off display, fiber demonstrations, and our 7th Fleece-to-Shawl competition. With our continued focus on fiber at this year's show, you will find this feature at the public entrance to the Expo Hall. This year we are celebrating our 21st Anniversary with another great show and expect to see a surge of fiber enthusiasts. Come see what we alpaca fiber producers have been up to!
Sign up to participate on one of our hands-on Fiber Demos in the "Mundo Fibra!"  

Fiber Arts & Skein Competition

Year after year, MAPACA holds one of the largest Fiber Art and Skein competitions on the alpaca show circuit, and we would like to make this years show even bigger. Please join the fun and enter your projects and handiwork!

To enter, CLICK HERE and follow the link at the bottom of the show registration page.
Entry rules can be found here: 2017_MAPACA_Fiber_Arts_Skein_Rules_.pdf
Mailed in Entries must be received by April 15, 2016.

For more information contact:
Cheri Seiler | (703) 932-5562 | Email:

Fleece to Shawl Competition

We are proud to bring back the MAPACA Jubilee Fleece to Shawl competition! Up to six (6) 5-member teams will compete to produce beautiful alpaca shawls on SATURDAY of the Jubilee weekend. Once finished our Fleece to Shawl judge will choose the winner, and all shawls will be on display. The shawls will then be auctioned off.

For more information contact:
Chris Reachard  I  (609) 752-7894  I  Email:

Fiber Demos

All events take place in the Mundo “Fibra!” area unless otherwise noted. 
For a complete list of all Fiber Arts Classes click HERE

Photo Showcase and Competition

MAPACA Jubilee 2017 is offering all those shutterbugs a chance to show off their best shots in our Photo Showcase and Competition. Our resident Photo Pro, Doug Herrmann, will be judging the works, and all photos will be on display all weekend. Join the fun and submit your best images from the past year. For more information, here's a link to the rules and the Submission form that needs to accompany your entries.

For more information contact:
Bill Oraschin | Phone: (215) 536-2841 | Email:

Breakfast with our Fleece Champions

Don't miss out on this social gathering as we honor our top fleece awards. Our fleece judges will be on hand to talk about their weekend of judging your fine fleeces. 

Our M.C. will present the Reserve Champion, Champion, and Judges Choice awards for the Fleece Show, and First Place, Reserve Champion, Champion, and Judge's Choice (if we have enough entries) for the Cottage Fleece Show. Also recognized at this event will be winners of the many auxiliary awards:

  • Get of Sire
  • Produce of Dam
  • First Time Exhibitors Award
  • Best Hand
  • Best Brightness-Huacaya
  • Best  Luster-Suri
  • Best Crimp-Huacaya
  • Best Lock Formation-Suri.

Spin-Off top honors will also be recognized, all in an effort to elevate the fleece show to its rightful place at our alpaca celebration!



C. Alan Clark Lifetime Achievement Award

In honor of Alan Clark's contributions to support and improve MAPACA and the North American alpaca industry, the MAPACA Lifetime Achievement Award was renamed the C. Alan Clark MAPACA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014.This award is presented to the MAPACA member(s) who have a strong history of consistently demonstrating their support of the organization. Nominations for this award are accepted from the entire MAPACA membership, and recipients are chosen by the MAPACA Board of Directors.