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About TxOLAN

The TxOLAN Alpaca Association is a regional affiliate of the national Alpaca Owners and Breeders Association (AOBA). TxOLAN is comprised of alpaca owners and other interested individuals from Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas and New Mexico.

Upcoming Events


2018 TXOLAN Sweetheart Spectacular

The 2018 TXOLAN Sweetheart Spectacular will include competition, education, vendors, silent and live... Details >


Fiber Workshop by Sally Brandon - Arkansas

Fiber Workshop Saturday, May 18, 2018 Little Rock, Arkansas Additional details will be posted whe... Details >

2017 TXOLAN Sweetheart Spectacular

February 10-12, 2017

The 2017 Sweetheart Spectacular (18th annual) is currently scheduled for Feb 10-12, 2017 in the Will Rogers Complex in Fort Worth, TX.  An aerial, graphic overview of the Will Rogers complex in Fort Worth is attached to this page.

The annual TXOLAN Sweetheart Spectacular is held each year in February.  This event allows the general public to visit "up close and personal" with over 300 alpacas and meet the ranchers, craftspeople and vendors that support this rapidly expanding industry.  Alpaca fiber is highly prized due to its extreme fineness (softness), the fact that it is hypoallergenic and other unique attributes.





Our goal for 2017 is to exceed the capacity of Cattle Barn #2 which is why we also reserved Cattle Barn #3.  Since Cattle Barn #3 won't be remodeled until 2018, there will probably be added incentives to join TXOLAN early and to register for the show and volunteer for show sponsorships early since those are the primary ways we can measure who gets which stalls.  




To assist with that goal, we have hired a professional event coordinator - Alpaca Show Management Services to assist us with some of the basic logistics.  They have tremendous experience in this area.  


FYI the RFP can found at this link

RFP for TXOLAN Show Coordinator f.docx