Every year during our annual Shearing, Fox Wire Farm Alpacas runs a variety of Shearing Tours so visitors can witness firsthand how we shear our alpacas. During the tours, we discuss all aspects of how alpaca fiber is used to make the products we sell in our store.
Upon arriving at the shearing barn at the farm, visitors disembark from the bus or hayride and enter the shearing barn to witness fully fleeced “puff balls” being sheared, then see the newly sheared alpacas walk out “butt naked”! Our shearing team is the best in the business! Every year, we shear approximately 80 to 100 alpacas in about 8 hours, so it is quite an exciting production! You will be amazed at how quickly and safely the shearers harvest the fiber from each animal.
Our 2020 Shearing is scheduled for Saturday, April 11. Reservations are not required, but highly recommended as these tours sell out quickly. To make your reservation, please call 757.707.5052.
One-Hour Shearing Tour
The one-hour Shearing Tour is $10/person, age 5 and up. Cash or check is preferred payment. We can accept all major credit cards; however, a $1.00 convenience fee is applied per person to cover credit and debit card merchant fees. You must have a valid credit card to reserve your seat on the tour; however, you will pay the day of the tour when you check in however you like. No shows and cancellations made 48 hours before the tour day will be charged the full fee.
On the day of the Shearing, all Shearing Tours depart from the Fox Wire Farm Store & Boutique. We are currently taking reservations for the following time slots: 9:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m. Reservations are not required, but strongly recommended!
Three-Hour Shearing Tour/Hayride
In addition to our one-hour Shearing Tours that are so popular, we also offer a three-hour Shearing Tour/Tractor-Pulled Hayride for those individuals who would like to spend additional time touring the farm and visiting with the other animals after seeing the shearing.
The three-hour Shearing Tour/Tractor-Pulled Hayride is $35/person, age 5 and up. This very special tour has limited seating for 14 people per tour to provide an expanded and fun-filled opportunity for viewing the shearing and then experiencing a more comprehensive tour of the farm and our animals, including lots of one-on-one interaction. These tours depart promptly from the designated parking area on the farm
at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Reservations and pre-payment are required prior to the day of the tour for those signing up for the Shearing Tour/Tractor-Pulled Hayride. Guests will be given a gate pass/ID badge so they can drive onto the farm to park and meet up with their tour guide at the reserved time in the designated parking area. Please note, no refunds will be given for cancellations, no-shows, or late arrivals who miss their tour.