Welcome to Carolina Alpaca Breeders and Owners


Landmark Farm Alpacas


CABO, was created in 2004. This organization has played a vital role in the advancement of the alpaca community in the Carolinas. Our goals include promoting alpaca health care, educational events, shows and exhibits, cooperative efforts to purchase supplies and services — essentially providing a network of activities and support .
We represent big farms and small, newcomers and older-timers, retirees and young families — a variety and diversity that enriches our group. CABO folks are a fascinating, informative, friendly bunch — actual comments we hear again and again from our visitors!  Our members enjoy sharing their individual histories and talking ALPACAS.  You’ll have the opportunity to learn about alpaca history, their ancestors, their ability to thrive with basic good care, their distinctive traits at a farm near you…

With genuine Carolina hospitality, we welcome you..

News & Events

Fleece Committee

Carolina Alpaca Breeders and Owners

Fleece and Fiber Committee


The Fleece and Fiber Committee is a standing committee approved by the CABO Board.  The objectives of the Committee are to be a consultative service and facilitate opportunities for education, sale and promotion of alpaca fleece so that CABO members can make choices about the most productive uses for their alpaca fleece and fiber products. The Fleece and Fiber Committee welcomes opportunities to advance both commercial and cottage industry fiber interests, including handcrafters and fiber arts enthusiasts. Committee efforts will include a variety of activities intended to inform members about fleece and fiber events, provide educational opportunities, sell and promote alpaca fiber (both suri and huacaya), and develop relationships with mills, guilds and the AOA fiber committee.  The 2017 steering members are:


All members are invited to become involved at any level—share ideas, pass along information, host or attend events, etc.  Contact any member of the Committee for additional information.

We are pleased that Dawn Browning is taking on the role of Fleece and Fiber Arts Area Manager (including fiber arts) for the Carolina Alpaca Celebration in February, 2017 and to let you know that Andrea Nissen has recently become an AOA certified spin-off judge.

Mark your calendars:

In June 2017 CABO is hosting Roo Klein’s seminar “How to Train Your Fiber”.  Final details will be announced shortly—but in the meantime, questions can be addressed to Jane Clark at the email address above.

Early Bird

 Early Bird Halter is over but you can still enter!!!

Halter registration ends January 29, 2017

Click HERE to register

Is your halter registration in?  You need to get that done today!!  Don’t miss the opportunity as the deadline is approaching. See the details on the Carolina Alpaca Celebration website.  Go there now, see the benefits, and  and get your registration in!!!

Shop at your local Alpaca Farms

Shop for gifts galore at the Alpaca Farms that are part of the Carolina Owners and Breeders Association.  Look at the members to see when and where you will find many of these local Alpaca farms with store hours.  Some have their stores open throughout the year with  an appointment, some with regular hours but you may call the farms to gather information on products, hours, directions and tours that might be available.  And watch for products at the Carolina Alpaca Celebration in the CABO store in February.

Show Time!!

Carolina Alpaca Celebration Show Time!!!!

CABO 2017 FP 6

Registration is underway!

It is time to get your sponsorships, your halter and all the other registrations on line for the Carolina Alpaca Celebration at the Cabarrus Arena, February 18 and 19.  Join us for the Carolina hospitality, and alpaca event as the first show of the 2017 Alpaca Show Season.  We are approaching the close of registration so get yours in today!

2017 CAC Meeting

CAC Show Committee Meeting

January 21 @ 1:00 PM

Gary Peters

Carolina Pride Alpacas

360 Nine Mile Road
Maple Hill, NC 28454

RSVP Hm & Bus: 910-389-5456

Light Lunch and Snacks

Save this future date for additional meeting:  , 2/4 at CharMar.  Details will be announced as we get closer to the date of the next meeting.