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2015 Hillsville Labor Day Market

We are getting excited about the Hillsville Flea Market coming up next weekend.  Labor Day comes late this year, so the Flea Market will be held in downtown Hillsville September 4-7.

Hillsville Flea Market

When we began our alpaca farm in 2006 and opened our store, people started telling us that we should participate in the annual Labor Day flea market in Hillsville. We couldn’t imagine that our alpaca socks, sweaters and yarns would fit in with what we envisioned a flea market to be, but they assured us, “it’s not a typical flea market”. Trusting our new neighbors we signed up and set up a booth in the VFW area of the flea market. Were they ever right. We fit right in at the Hillsville Labor Day Flea Market, which has everything you can imagine and many things you can’t until you see it. Over half a million people each year come to Hillsville, Virginia to shop for antiques, furniture, guns, toys, and now alpaca products.

Come by and see us for a rest and some cold water

We invite you to visit our booth at the VFW. We set up each year in Row 4, Spaces 503-505. From the main snack bar, we are on the row directly in front of the women’s restroom door.

Stop by our booth for a free bottle of water and to rest your feet.  We’ll have cold bottles of water available, so just ask when you come by.  We’re taking some extra chairs, so take a moment to rest your feet before you get back to walking.

This year we will have some alpaca yarns marked down 25%, and alpaca sweaters reduced 50%.  We’ll have a selection of all our alpaca products at the flea market from hats and gloves to socks and coats. We also will have alpaca blankets, alpaca plush toys, and many items hand crafted from our alpacas’ fiber right here at Peaceful Heart Alpacas.  We have been having a lot of fun making felted dryer balls lately, and we’ve been busy creating our handwoven shawls.

The flea market is open Labor Day weekend, September 4-7, Friday-Sunday from 7am-6pm and Monday 7am-4pm.  Parking is easily accessible from Highway 52 in the VFW parking lot next to Victory Way Baptist Church. To avoid traffic, we recommend coming in from exit 8 (Fancy Gap) off I-77. Exit 14 (Hillsville) gets pretty crowded.

Hope to see you there!

The farm will be open our regular hours Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 1-5pm, so be sure to stop by to see the alpacas while you are up this way.

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Alpaca Girls Move to Their New Farm

0808150903b_resizedTwo of our adorable alpaca girls just moved to their new farm.  Summer Love and Snickerdoodle Twist are now living with the Millers on their farm.

The girls were a little nervous until they got their first taste of all that great new grass.  They stopped eating long enough to look up as their new farm mates (cats and dogs) came by to greet them, but were soon back to eating.

0808150904_resizedSummer Love and Snickerdoodle Twist are two of our finest girls on the farm with AFDs of 14 and 15 microns.  Karen is looking forward to creating beautiful felted items from their ultrafine fiber. (You can see examples of felting here.)

0808150909a_resizedWe have other beautiful alpacas for sale.  Take a look at our male and female sales lists and let us know if we can help you find the perfect alpacas for your farm.


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