Welcome to the
Eastern Alpaca Jamboree 2024!
PA Farm Show Complex
April 4 - April 7, 2024
Registration for the Jamboree will
be open on 1/15/24.
Don't delay in signing up, these shows will close
early! Last year this show closed in just 17 days!
North American Alpaca Show
Click here to register for NAAS
*Stalls, Animal Entries (Halter, B&O and Companions), Sponsorships,
Vendors & Meals*
Association Spring Show
Click here to register for ESS
Entries in Halter (FF, SB, B&O) & Walking Fleece ONLY*
Click here to register for PBS
Entries in Halter (FF,SB,B&O), Walking Fleece, Group Production & Performance
Fiber Arts & the Photography
What is this Mega Show format you ask? It is the opportunity to
maximize the value in showing, maximize your dollar, maximize
your time, maximize your ability to gain AOA show points,
maximize the ability to gain valuable evaluations of your
alpacas! We will provide 5 events in 3 days, that is 3
halter shows and 2 WF shows, all in one travel away
from the farm, one hotel stay, one CVI, one group of meals and
one set of miles on your vehicles. Here is the amazing
part, you can choose how active you would like to be, taking
part in all or in just a select few of the events we have to
How will we accomplish this, you ask? With
just 2 Huacaya rings and 1 Suri ring (w/ 40+ suri in show) to make it easier on our exhibitors to follow the
pace, we will have 1 show at a time each day, males in one ring and
females in the other. When the 1st show ends the 2nd show
will begin with a new set of judges. After completion of
the 2nd show, the 3rd will commence with new judges yet again.
While the halter rings are going on, the walking fleece shows
will be going on as with any other show. Super easy flow
to follow! However, in order to keep it easy for folks we
need to limit our entries so the judges may complete their
assignments each day.
The shows will be limited to 280 huacaya and 140 suri per show.
You want show points? We will do our
best to get them for you. Interesting tid-bit, 78% of the
2023 AOA Halter Show Award winners attended at least one
of our Mega Show formats. You certainly do not have to
participate in every event at the Jamboree to create your
perfect weekend, but if you are chasing points the opportunity
to compete in this many events gives you an incredible leg up on
North American Alpaca Show Judges
Amanda VandenBosch- female huacaya &
huacaya group production
Helen Testa - male huacaya & huacaya group production
Jude Anderson - suri & suri group production
EAA Spring Show
- male huacaya
Helen Testa - female huacaya
Diana Timmerman - suri & walking fleece
Amanda VandenBosch - walking fleece
VandenBosch - male huacaya
Jude Anderson - female huacaya
Helen Testa - suri
Hibitts - performance (Sat & Sun) & walking fleece
Diana Timmerman - walking fleece
How to choose
what to register for?
Mega show formats can be intense;
you could do everything, meaning 3 halter shows, 2 walking fleece shows, as well as performance, fiber arts and group production classes
or you could register for just one show. The choice is completely yours!
We think we have designed this format to be super exhibitor
friendly, just one halter show a day and only 2 rings to keep
track of. However,
we want you to walk away from this weekend feeling the event was
amazing for you and your breeding program, if that
means scaling back the options to make you more comfortable, its 100% okay!
Check out what our exhibitors are saying!
Bart and Rhonda Leinberger, Alpacas of Indian Point
love showing in the mega show format because itís a
great opportunity to get multiple judge opinions in one
weekend with one hotel, pen and travel costs. Itís fun
and fast paced but organized so that you will be able to
make all your classes.
Aksten Triple Diamond Alpacas
The mega shows are
convenient, economical & competitive, (different judges
opinions with the same short term variables like
weather, humidity, etc). Options for each farm to pick &
customize what show or shows to participate in). Extra
day for evening networking and enjoying friends that
might not come the distance for just 1 or 2 shows.
Works, Kendall Creek Farm Alpacas
We really enjoyed the 2023
Version of the Jamboree. The Multi-show format reduced
our cost per show and provided the opportunity for
feedback from multiple judges in one weekend. Kudos to
the organizers and volunteers for a well run event!
Cheryl Wise, Lake Alice Alpacas
mega show gives us the opportunity to show in front of 3
different halter judges and 2 walking fleece judges for
examination of the best of our herd. This let's us know
if our breeding decisions are spot on or need more
consideration. This is huge for a small farm.
Jerry Forstner, Majestic Meadows and Alpaca Boutique
mega shows have revived the alpaca industry and while
hectic at times are a wonderful way to showcase your
best stock in front of multiple judges at once.
Randy Strong, K-Ran Alpacas
Advantages of the Mega alpaca shows is that you can get
multiple judges evaluation at one location. You only
have to pay the stall fee for multiple shows saving
money. And you have the ability to collect many show
points in the AOA show system both for your farm and for
Elaine Simpson, Hilltop Hideaway Alpacas
were really skeptical about attending such a large show
butÖit was a surprise. The Eastern Alpaca Jamboree was
very well organized & ran smoothly.
Marie Voorhees, Hidden Spring Lavender && Alpaca Farm
Always a good time at this show and so much wonderful
competition. Always run very efficiently and
professionally, not to mention 3 great shows in 1 trip.
Brenda Weber, Blue Ridge Alpaca Ranch
mega-show format in IA was well-organized and
incorporated efficiency between the halter rings and
walking fleece. The show remained on schedule, which
allowed many to finish before noon on Sunday. I like
being able to maximize my time and money in a show that
offers several opportunities.
Stephanie Glyptis, AOA Certified Judge
From a judge's perspective, the mega shows offer a
chance for exhibitors to get multiple evaluations from
multiple judges in one location, and that also gives the
judges a chance to discuss after the show how our
training and calibration stand up. We as judges often
have a close pair in a class that could go either way,
and we make our case in our reasons. Mega shows truly
illustrate to the exhibitor how close some placings are
in the class and how hard the placings can be for the
judges. It further shows how judges balance fleece and
How to register for the 2024 Eastern Alpaca Jamboree
The North American Alpaca Show
is the host show so you have to click on the link above for that
show and at the very least register for stalls and animal
entries on that site. The NAAS site is where you would sign
up for many of the items for the weekend including:
stalls, sponsorships, vendor spaces, meals and NAAS animal
The EAA Spring Show
registration site will only accept animal entries into Halter
and WF classes for the EAA Spring Show.
For just $50 more you can sign up for both shows but
in case you only want to come to the EAA Spring Show, don't forget to go to
the NAAS registration site for your Stalling & Sponsorships.
PAOBA Breeders Showcase registration site will only
accept animal entries into Halter classes for the PAOBA Breeders
Showcase, group production, as well as all youth and open performance classes and
Auxiliary Fleece classes. For just $50 more you can sign up for this
3rd show but in case you only want to come
to the PAOBA Breeders Showcase, don't forget to go to the NAAS
registration site for your Stalling and Sponsorships.
How to pay for your registrations
we will be accepting
credit cards as a form of payment. If you would like to pay via
cc, follow this process; complete the registration just as you
always would, when you are finished click the submit button thus
generating a confirmation email that will be sent to both you
and the show superintendent. Upon receiving that email, an invoice including both
show's totals will be sent with a link to a secure payment
site. Take note of your total when clicking on that link. This
will bring you to a page where you fill out your payment
information and click submit. All done, notification from the
credit card company that you have paid will be sent to us and
will be then noted on your account. Please make sure the
amount you are submitting is correct and as always please do so
in a timely manner. Registrations are not final
until payment is received.
Please remember that the weather in early spring can be
unpredictable in Central PA, so come prepared! Should you
have any questions relating to the show, please don't hesitate
to get in touch with one of the organizing groups, any of us.
We look forward to seeing you in
Harrisburg at the 2024 Eastern Alpaca Jamboree!
7825 County Hwy 67
Hancock, NY 13783
12746 Yacht Club Circle
Myers, FL 33919