Alpacas: a Wonderful, Fulfilling, &
Peaceful Way of Life & Business!
AAWO is a group of western Oregon alpaca farms who value honesty, integrity and,above all, the well-being of our alpaca herds. Vist our members' websites to see if they are open during the pandemic and schedule a farm visit. We will welcome you, let you put your hands on these magical and soft animals, and tell you about alpaca farming.
Looking for alpaca clothing, socks, afghans, or other alpaca items? Several of our members have farm stores offering a wide range of hand-crafted, unique items that can't be found in malls or department stores.
If you are an alpaca farmer in the Northwest, consider joining this growing community of committed, energetic breeders. AAWO offers several opportunities throughout the year for education, community participation and networking, as well as monthly meetings. Please review our Mission Statement on the About AAWO page.
Fiber Sorting & Grading Seminar
with certified sorter/grader Jean Van Effen
tentatively scheduled for June 26, 2021
Oregon Flock & Fiber Festival (OFFF)
New Dates: Oct. 23-24, 2021
The AAWO Spin-Off and Black Sheep Gathering
have both been cancelled for 2021.
As shepherds and breeders of both huacaya and suri alpacas, our goal is to build the North American alpaca industry on all levels. We enjoy participating in The Black Sheep Gathering each summer, introducing visitors to the world of alpacas through educational displays and spinning and shearing demonstrations. And AAWO offers an annual Spin-Off so producers can get feedback and insights into their breeding program through evaluation of their fleeces by professional spinners.
We invite you to come join us on this adventure!