Enjoy a lively weekend fiber and handcrafting festival at Pauley Alpaca Company just five miles from downtown Rochester. You will be charmed by the inquisitive alpacas, darling goats, and Earl the Duck. Upstairs in the remodeled barn the farm store is stocked with raw fleece, roving, yarn, exquisite garments and artisan handcrafts. A weekend of demonstrations and unique vendors will keep people of all interests entertained. Bighorn Forge operates at Pauley Alpaca Company and will demonstrate blacksmithing, bladesmithing and metal work. Sign up for beginner blacksmithing workshops before you leave! Enjoy the leather goods and unique, handcrafted accessories made by twigminn with “kindness, consciousness, purpose and love.” AmaramA ART’s expert artistry showcases wool sculpting, needle felting, hand-spun wool, drawing and painting. Scents of Hope dedicates 25% of soy candle sales to good causes. Triple T BBQ Team brings their mouth-watering BBQ from Kasson, Minnesota.
Want to know more about farming to get a job or own one yourself? And don’t forget a jar of Two Hive Honey. Representatives of the Sustainable Food & Farming Program of Minnesota State College Southeast will be on hand to talk about this remarkable, skill-based program.
More information about Farm Tour events coming soon!