Alpaca vendors join Under the Harvest Moon FestivalPublished 9:34pm Thursday, September 27, 2012
Indiana artisans of everything alpaca, including two to three of these unique animals, will be among the vendors featured at the open-air marketplace of Dowagiac’s autumn festival, Under the Harvest Moon.
The community’s newest celebration on Oct. 13 brings together collectors of antique farm tractors, a marketplace of Michigan-grown produce, autumn mums, handmade products and antiques. More than 45 vendors will set up their wares on Front Street.
“We are extremely excited to bring Turkey Creek alpacas to the downtown,” Cheryl Sherman, vendor coordinator, said.Located in the heart of Amish country in northern Indiana, Liz and Lee Clark have been breeding alpacas on their farm since 2001, when they also started their cottage business.
“Our product line features everything alpaca, with a few fashion accessories to complement the pieces,” Liz said. “We sell raw fleeces to a variety of herd and commercial yarns, and finished products such as socks, outdoor accessories and sweaters.
The Clarks also carry handcrafted shawl pins, wire-crocheted and woven beaded jewelry and tools for fiber arts.
In addition to seeing these unique animals, a display of miniature horses and donkeys will be provided by Bayside Farms of Dowagiac.
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