Department of Tourism
Alpacas and Llamas Will Be Focus of Festival in Springfield Saturday

Press Release Date:  Thursday, October 12, 2006  
Contact Information:  Todd Allen
800-886-7546
 


SPRINGFIELD, Ky. – Maple Hill Manor Bed & Breakfast and Alpaca & Llama Farm will host a free festival centered on these exotic animals on Saturday Oct. 14.

 

Todd Allen and Tyler Horton will mark their fifth anniversary of operating Maple Hill Manor B&B, and the historic home is celebrating its 155th anniversary. The festivities, which will include demonstrations of alpacas and llamas, farm store discounts, fiber artist displays and fiber art sale, run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

Kentucky Proud Farm Fresh Foods will be on sale, and you can even pick up a pumpkin and go for a carriage ride too. Barbeque and other food vendors will be on hand to feed the festival participants.

 

The event will also include groundbreaking for a new agritourism fiber education center, which will enable the farm to process its own fiber, host workshops involving knitting, weaving and fiber arts, and expand the facility’s ability to host farm events.

 

Among the activities will be opportunities to learn about raising alpacas and llamas, take in fiber art seminars such as spinning, weaving, rug making and crocheting, and keep the kids involved with activities including Halloween costume and pumpkin carving contests.

 

For more information, visit www.maplehillmanor.com or call 859-336-3075. Maple Hill Manor is located at 2941 Perryville Rd. in Springfield, Ky.

 

 

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The Kentucky Department of Tourism, an agency of the Kentucky Commerce Cabinet, exists to promote The Commonwealth as a travel destination, generate revenue and create jobs for Kentucky’s economy.