Join us for the 11th Annual Great Western Alpaca Show!
2013 Great Western Alpaca Show weekend in Denver is coming soon!
2013 is our Eleventh consecutive show and we are just as excited as Year One!! We again will give you great service, the opportunity to win lots of ribbons and a big THANK YOU for choosing to attend our show!! We had over 300 exhibitors in 2012, over 1000 alpacas in the barns, an impressive line-up of instructors at the Denver Fiber Fiesta and a multitude of vendors with a vast variety of products! So make your plans to join us again in 2013!
Please let us know if we can assist you on your journey to Denver, Colorado.
Ann Danielson, Show Manager
Heather Cram, Event Manager
Becky Zierer, Asst. Event Manager
Larry Zierer, Barn Manager
Consider the Advantages of a 2013 ABR "Layover Lodge!"
The Great Western Alpaca Show in Denver continues to enjoy the reputation of providing unlimited hospitality, unique innovations and tremendous organization to alpaca exhibitors! Well, Pardners…GWAS is doing it again! Alpaca Breeders of the Rockies (ABR) recognizes the challenges of having two major shows, both in Denver, Colorado, less than 2 weeks apart! Soooo….ABR is again doing something that will make showing at both Colorado shows much easier for our out-of-state exhibitors!
Simply put – ABR has organized volunteer farms that will care for (board) your show animals between GWAS and AOBA National Show (approximately May 5th-May 16th). That means that your show animals will have one less trailer trip across the country, one less CVI/Health Certificate and you will have one less headache before the National Show! Exhibitors will be able to transport their show animals to GWAS and then leave their animals, trailer and show gear at the “Layover Lodge” until it is time to pick up all their “show-stuff” and head off to the National Show. With a little pre-planning, out-of-state GWAS exhibitors would be able to fly/drive home after GWAS and book their return flight/drive to Denver in time for Nationals about 10 days later. Easy as pie!
Click here to download the ABR "host" ranches' contact information to make your plans.
Contact Cindy by email at firstname.lastname@example.org at Stargazer Ranch with your Layover Lodging questions.
Just like your spring vacation… Book your “Lodging” now to get the best selection of accommodations! Happy Trails and see you at the Shows!
The Denver Fiber Fiesta will again offer an impressive line-up of instructors and classes on Friday, Saturday and Sunday!
Be sure to enter the Photography and Arts Competitions! Juniors 18 years old and under can enter FREE! Sign up now or bring your entries to National Western on Thursday, May 2nd!
Fiber Arts Enthusiasts ~ show off your unique garments, projects and skeins of yarn in the Fiber Arts and Skein Competition! You can enter early or at the show on Thursday, May 2nd!
For details on any or all of these opportunities, click on the links above.
See you at the 2013 Great Western Alpaca Show & Denver Fiber Fiesta!
Please click here to download and view the Mayor's Proclamation
For the results of the Level V AOBA certified 2012 Halter show, please visit the Alpaca Breeders of the Rockies Event Results page.
The Great Western Alpaca Show grew out of The Alpaca Breeders of the Rockies, Inc. participation in the Estes Park Wool Market and in 2003 became an independent event with 747 entries shown in the initial show. In 2004 it jumped to a Level V show with over 1056 entries and remains one of the largest alpaca halter shows in the USA, surrounded with fun events and a true Western welcome.
Never been to GWAS?? Everything happens under one roof at the National Western Complex, so weather is not a daily consideration. It's only one exit from the junction of Interstates 70 & 25 and is a livestock-friendly environment. Vet check is done in your trailer, with 4 vets on duty to speed things along. We have plenty of large carts and helpers to unload your gear and get you to your stalls quickly. Shredded cardboard bedding is provided as part of your stall fee and you don't have to do clean-up after the show! And the 100+ ABR volunteers who staff the show, barn and events are mighty friendly and eager to help newcomers.
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