Blackberry Hill Alpaca Farm in Anniston, AL recently held an open house event so families and those interested in learning more about alpacas could tour the working farm for free.
The event featured guided tours through the barn and feeding areas for the furry exotic animals. As expected with any working farm, there’s poop but don’t let that scare you way.
While there the owners mentioned homeschool events and scheduled private tours were available upon requests. To inquire about such options visit their Facebook page to message.
What to expect:
Alpacas aren’t scary however they need to be respected. Follow the owner/tour guide’s rules to remain safe. Wear old clothes and expect funky smells.
Because it was an open house setting I imagine the tour was much shorter than a personal tour would be. Our tour lasted about 15 minutes.
There are no human restrooms. There is an alpaca products shop onsite featuring their award winning yarns and creations.
Since Alpacas are not native to North America there is a lot to learn about this species. Ask questions – the owners have been keeping alpacas for years and are a wealth of interesting facts about the species and their care.
Open house was free – not sure if a cost involved in private tours.
Address & contact:
6330 Saks Rd