— The Openherd Team

Gold Country Gathering

This show is open to the general public. Come watch the alpacas compete. Best of all, it's free to attend!

Please join us for a Premier Fall Alpaca Show Event in beautiful Grass Valley, CA. The show will take place among the pines at the easily accessible Nevada County Fairgrounds. This year's show will include a Level II Halter Show, Fleece Show and Walking Fleece Show. We are planning an exciting Silent Auction and are expecting some amazing herdsires for our online Herdsire Auction, as well as having wonderful vendors! And let's not forget our Costume Contest that takes place during lunchtime on Saturday. Along with the advertising that will take place in the local area, there are other events at the fairgrounds that weekend that will bring in more of the public than ever before! You won't want to miss this years Gold Country Gathering!  See you there!!

AOA Certified Level II Halter Show, Fleece and Walking Fleece Shows

October 11-13, 2019 | Nevada County Fairgrounds | Grass Valley, CA


Halter Judge:  Amanda VandenBosch

Walking Fleece Judge:  Wini Labrecque and Ken Hibbits

 Fleece Judge:  Wini Labrecque

Judging to be:  60% Fleece, 40% Conformation

Check in as early as 2:00 pm Thursday, October 10

Early Bird Registration Deadline: September 12019
Registration Deadline: September 30, 2019
Substitutions/Additions: Sept 30 - Oct 7, 2019
No Changes after 
October 4, 2019

NOTE:  For every two animals you register for the Walking Fleece Competition, you get one additional entry for free!

Click Here to Register

This event will feature:

  Open Barn night on Friday ~ Come and mingle with vendors and friends

  Potluck Event and wine tasting Saturday under the trees ~ Join us for some down home fun on Saturday, some wonderful wines and great company!

  Herdsire Auction ~ Bid on your favorites among an exciting selection of herdsires.  A great way to enhance your breeding program.

  Great Vendors ~ start your Christmas shopping!

  Silent Auction ~ Bid on some incredible items and make sure to donate something to the silent auction...this year proceeds benefit the show directly!

  Fleece Show ~  Open all weekend!

  Costume Contest ~  Always a hit ~ get dressed up and dress up your alpaca to participate in the Costume Contest taking place on Saturday at lunchtime!

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