Blueberry Farm Alpacas LLC, in conjunction with National Alpaca Open Farm Days, invites the public to visit its family-run alpaca farm on Saturday, Sept. 24 and Sunday, Sept. 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors to this early 1800s farm will enjoy watching Abby and John Fitzgerald’s herd of 26 Huacaya Alpacas grazing in pastures with the islands of Penobscot Bay and Ragged Mountain in the background.

Intelligent and inquisitive, alpacas are known for naturally warm, strong, breathable and durable, luxuriously soft fiber. Some of the 20 natural alpaca fleece colors can be seen in the yarn, roving and fleeces from the farm’s herd. Hand-knitted items, as well as imported products, will be on display and available for sale.

Dan Johnson, well-known saltwater fly-tier of 20 years, will demonstrate how to use alpaca fiber to tie both warm-water and saltwater flies from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday. Dona Lounsbury of Stitches in Time will show her felted menagerie of alpaca fiber farm animals as well as other fun felted items. We will have note cards from artist Julie Crane and jewelry and other creations from Cate Lamb of Firebug Glass for sale. There will be drum carding demonstrations during the day on Saturday and Sunday.

The Fitzgeralds invite families and visitors to pack a picnic, bring a blanket and enjoy lunch while watching the herd graze. Please leave dogs at home. Alpacas, like their cousins the llama, don’t like strange dogs.

Directions to the farm, 170 Melvin Heights Road, Camden, can be found on the farm’s webpage, blueberryfarmalpacas.com.