*Alpaca Hill Farm, 8 Willow St., Seymour, visitors can meet 9 alpacas, a pony, muscovy ducks and herd guardian Kramer, a Great Pyrenees. The farm will be open on Saturday, September 24 from 10 to 5 and Sunday, September 25 from 12 to 5. It has for sale soft yarns and roving and alpaca felt in a variety of colors from its own animals as well as garments made from alpacas, cuddly alpaca toys and alpaca bears. They will have a fiber arts demonstration for kids too. Visitors will learn about alpacas and their care, and can pet and feed the alpacas. Those seeking additional information may visit www.alpacahillfarm.com or call 203-888-1526 or 203-215-8878.
*Coon Hollow Farm, located at 156 Punkup Rd. in Oxford, the public is invited to meet Tim and Dawn Sotir’s seven alpacas, Llama, Olde English "Babydoll" Southdown sheep and other farm friends. They will be opened on Sat Sept 24 and Sun, Sept 25 from 10 to 4. There will be spinning and felting demonstrations as well as beverages and snacks. The family farmstand will be filled with hand-spun yarns, alpaca items, felting kits, honey, eggs, goat’s milk soap, items made from beeswax, herbs and more. Those seeking additional information may call 203-881-1986 or visit http://www.coonhollowfarm.blogspot.com/.
*Hubbell Farm at French’s Corner in Shelton (White Hills) is an 1825 farm that retains its original barns and outbuildings, vintage tractors and farm equipment. Visitors can view alpacas, a llama and sheep and purchase herbs, herbal products, sachets, dream pillows, alpaca and sheep raw fiber, yarn, felting kits, soap and more. Also available is roving in natural colors from the farm’s sheep and alpacas and wool dyed on the farm. The farm will be open Sat and Sun, those seeking additional information may call 203-929-2052.