Originally uploaded by Tanya&Troy.
Lucy alerted me about the brilliantly named Pacafiesta that took place in Halifax this past weekend. Tons of events celebrated the mighty alpaca. Seems like the chubby-faced cousin to the llama is finally getting its due.
On the Pacafiesta site, they describe the festivities:
[...] superb alpacas for sale, a natural-fibre marketplace, spinners and weavers demonstrating their crafts, a fashion show, competitions, and gourmet food and wine in a very upbeat, fiesta atmosphere.
The site is woefully lacking in photos, but here are some photos tagged with Pacafiesta on Flickr - lots of alpaca yarn and alpacas in action. A few photos not to be missed: alpacas with hipster rockstar hair, an angry-looking puffy bunny, and this brilliantly tacky Pacafiesta billboard. Those crazy alpacas just don't know when to stop!