Event Calendar Details
19th Annual Northwest Alpaca Showcase
April 26th - 28th, 2013

The 19th annual Northwest Alpaca Showcase will be held in 2013 at the TRAC facility in Pasco, Washington. We love this location and what it has to offer our farms and vendors. A 39,000 sq ft arena, a beautiful large atrium attached to the Arena for vendors, and a beautiful hotel and RV spaces right on the grounds are just a few of the exciting things this location has to offer.

Show dates: April 27-28, 2013
Check-in: Friday, April 26

Join us for a full fleece Halter Show, and Fleece Show

Judges:
Sharon Loner - All Huacaya & Suri Males, All Production Classes, Youth Showmanship

Kathy Klay - All Huacaya & Suri Females, All Production Classes

Ursula Monro - Fleece Show

SHOW SCHEDULE
Friday April 26, 2013
10am- 5pm Vet Check-in and Color Check
10am- 5:00pm - Stall set-up
Noon-6pm Check in Fleeces for Fleece Show
1:30-3:00pm Julie Wassom Marketing Seminar Session 1
3:30-5:00pm Julie Wassom Marketing Seminar Session 2
5:00pm - Judges Color Check
5:30pm - Judges meeting
6:00pm Herdsire Auction with Free Buffet & Drinks

Saturday April 27, 2013
8:00 am Youth Showmanship
8:00 am - Halter Show Classes in ring without Showmanship
8:00 am - Vendors Open
6:30 pm - Dinner Banquet (tickets required)
Sunday, April 28, 2013
8:00 am - Vendors Open
8:00 am Fleece show winners presentation – Show Ring
8:30 am - Halter Classes Resume with Production Classes

JULIE WASSOM SEMINAR - FREE TO EXHIBITORS
Plan to attend Julie Wassom's marketing seminar on Friday afternoon from 1:30-3:00pm & 3:30-5:00pm,and is free to all exhibitors!

1:30-3:00pm
How Does Your Marketing Stack Up?

Want more inquiries from serious potential buyers? If you already have a good handle on basic marketing, yet want to know how to get the greatest return on your efforts, this is the seminar for you. You will learn how to improve on the basics and add to them to layer your marketing efforts and draw prospects to your ranch. Find out what to do when your current marketing is not working and how to get the most bang for your marketing bucks. Bring examples of your existing brochure, postcard, flyer, website, email, or social media promotions and learn how you can make them more effective in generating qualified inquiries about your alpacas, breedings, and fiber goods.

3:30-5:00pm
Contacts to Contracts -
Turning Alpaca Prospects into Buyers

Within the first few minutes of a farm visit, the impression you make on a prospective alpaca buyer will impact whether or not they decide to buy from you. This seminar focuses on the three key elements in converting more qualified farm visitors into buyers. You’ll learn how to comfortably and confidently close the sale, handle objections, and follow up. These proven techniques can help you effectively capture the sales your competitors let slip away. If youre serious about selling your alpacas, this seminar is a must!
Contact
Mary Miller
Telephone:  (208-610-6778)
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