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Annual Alpaca Festival & Open House
September 16, 2017 - September 17, 2017
Now in its 9th year, Outstanding Dreams Farm’s Alpaca Festival, to be held on Saturday, September 16 and Sunday, September 17 in Preston, promises fun for the whole family. Tour the farm, meet and learn about their growing herd of alpacas, watch fiber arts demonstrations and enjoy live music while checking out the many craft and food vendors at this one-of-a-kind event.
Located on 15 peaceful acres on Maryland’s Mid-Shore, Outstanding Dreams Farm is home to more than 25 Huacaya alpacas and a farm store that carries a variety of products crafted from alpaca fiber. Owners Phil and Vickie Liske established the farm in 2007 and it has grown to be one of the top agritourism destinations in the region. In addition to offering champion alpaca breeding services and sales, the Liskes frequently offer farm tours for groups of all sizes.
Outstanding Dreams Farm’s two-day festival offers visitors the opportunity to get up close and personal with the gentle and lovable animals. In addition to the alpacas, the event also features live music by Silhouette Song, artisans and craft vendors, children’s activities, games and more.
Festival attendees will also be able to shop for a variety of products crafted from alpaca fleece – a luxurious and durable fiber that is renowned for its hypoallergenic qualities – at the Outstanding Dreams Farm Store. The shop carries an array of products made from the natural fiber, including clothing, hats, scarves, gloves, children’s toys, jewelry, raw fiber and the popular Paca Socks.
The Liskes are eager to share their passion for raising alpacas with festivalgoers. “One of our favorite parts of the job is introducing people to the wonderful world of alpacas and sharing our love and knowledge of these gentle animals,” says Phil and Vickie.
The festival takes place Saturday, September 16 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, September 17 from noon to 4 p.m. at Outstanding Dreams Farm, located at 24480 Pinetown Road in Preston. Admission is free, and donations are gratefully appreciated. In addition to the Alpaca Festival, Outstanding Dreams Farm hosts a Holiday Open House in December. For more information on the Open House & Alpaca Festival or to arrange a tour of the farm, call 410-673-2002 or visit OutstandingDreamsFarm.com.