Welcome to Carolina Alpaca Breeders and Owners


Landmark Farm Alpacas


CABO was formed in 2004 as a resource for alpaca owners, many of whom embodied the small family farm.  First imported to the US in the early 1990’s, by 2004 alpacas were more common when a handful of farms came together to share experiences and needs.

CABO played a vital role in the advancement of the alpaca community by promoting activities ranging from alpaca health care, offering educational events, producing shows and exhibits and organizing cooperative efforts to purchase supplies and services.  Undoubtedly, these activities remain a core purpose of CABO.  As alpaca farming and ranching is becoming more widespread, CABO is increasingly focused on finding ways of growing and sustaining the productivity of our alpaca farms and their allied products and agritourism activities.

CABO intends to continue to shape the future by helping members bolster the success of their business models, intensifying marketing and outreach opportunities and building economic partnerships with commercial and burgeoning cottage industries.
We represent an inspiring variety and diversity of large and small farms.  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 about their alpaca adventures.  Join us where you’ll have the opportunity to learn about alpaca history and ancestry, their ability to thrive with basic good care and their distinctive traits at a farm near you…

With genuine Carolina hospitality, we welcome you..

News & Events

CAC Show

A successful Show in the Book!!!!!

February 16, 17, 18, 2018

WE thank the Exhibitors, Vendors, Volunteers and Visitors!!!

Who made the first Southern Alpaca Celebration a Success.

Save the dates for next years show February 15, 16, and 17, 2019

Show Committee Meeting Times & Locations

March 3 Meeting has been cancelled and will be rescheduled


Thanks Again for your Support and your Commitment!!!!


Get On board to Sell your Products!!!

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Alpaca Marketplace

Carolina Fiber Fest

Kerr Scott Building NC Fairgrounds

March 23-24, 2018 9am -6 pm each day

Members: Bring your fleece and other items for the Alpaca Marketplace with your inventory sheet to Lori Cherry to sell items throughout the upcoming Carolina Fiber Fest March 23-24, 2018, Then contact her to participate and volunteer during the Carolina Fiber Fest at the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh March 23, 24, 2018. Set up will be Mar 22 from 1-8 pm.

CABO opened the Alpaca Marketplace at the Southern Alpaca Celebration in February. As one of the benefits of membership, farm members may contribute their products to sell through the Alpaca Marketplace, which is managed by the CABO board and staffed by CABO volunteers. This  past year, 10 member-farms contributed a wide range of products including felted soaps, alpaca yarns, roving, fleece, alpaca clothing, baskets and stuffed animals.  The diversity of products helped to make this  past year’s sales one of the best. Each item carrys two sale tags, preferably the kind with the separation including farm name, price and item detail, and an inventory sheet.  Contact Lori Cherry for more details and getting the items to them for the upcoming events.

There is a charge to help defray the booth costs which will be deducted from the sale of the items sold.  And volunteers will be welcome to help in the booth.