Join us for the 10th Annual Great Western Alpaca Show!
2012 is our tenth 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 2011, 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 2012!
Please let us know if we can assist you on your journey to Denver, Colorado.
Carl McGill, Shows Manager
Ann Danielson, Asst. Shows Manager
Becky Zierer, Event Manager
Kim Kastner, Asst. Event Manager
Larry Zierer, Barn Manager
The Denver Fiber Fiesta will again offer an impressive line-up of instructors and classes on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! Register now!
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 3rd!
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 3rd!
For details on any or all of these opportunities, click on the links above.
See you at the 2012 Great Western Alpaca Show & Denver Fiber Fiesta!
For the results of the Level V AOBA certified 2011 Halter show [1229 entries], please visit the Alpaca Breeders of the Rockies Event Resultspage.
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.