Good Karma Ranch Alpacas, at 1041 Brevard Place Road, Iron Station, regularly offers farm tours, and is also hosting special events for National Alpaca Days. For its regular alpaca tours, visit their website to see the schedule and to make reservations. Keep reading for the special events on National Alpaca Days.
Also, learn about more opportunities for animal encounters in the Charlotte region.
Iron Station is about 28 miles to the northwest of Charlotte, before you get to Lincolnton. It’s pretty convenient to readers in the Mountain Island area, Huntersville, Stanley, or parts of Gaston County. It’s just 20 minutes from Birkdale Village in Huntersville.
National Alpaca Farm Days
National Alpaca Farm Days are September 23 and 24, 2023. On these days alpaca farms across the country have special events where guests are invited to meet alpacas and learn more about them.
Good Karma is hosting special events on both September 23 and 24, at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.
The cost is $10 per person, with children ages 3 and under free.
There won’t be tours those days, but the events feature:
- Meeting alpacas
- Photos with alpacas
- Feeding alpacas
- Local artists and makers
In addition, Opal the Alpaca is due on September 19, 2023, and Sunlight is due on September 24. So there might be brand new baby alpacas for you to see!
Space is limited for each time slot, so make sure to register in advance.
Learn about more National Alpaca Farm Days events in the Charlotte area, as information becomes available.
Tours at Good Karma Ranch
Tours are offered on select days. The cost is $13.
You must register in advance. If nobody is registered for a tour, the farm won’t be open, so please don’t just show up without registering.
The tours are 45 minutes long and you’ll have the opportunity to touch the alpacas, as well as take a selfie and as many pictures as you want. You’ll get to spend time in the pasture with the alpacas.
You’ll also meet Murphy the livestock guard dog, a magnificent Great Pyrenees, and see a rescued llama.
There will also be time in the farm store.
Good Karma Ranch Alpacas are shorn once a year, in the spring, and they send the fleece to an alpaca fleece co-op, which creates products like socks, hats and scarves from the alpaca fleece it receives. You can shop for some of these products in the farm store, and can also shop online.
The fleece is softer and stronger than sheep’s wool, and is also hypo-allergenic, and non-itchy.
Visit Good Karma Ranch Alpacas’ Facebook page for the list of upcoming tour times.
Please go to goodkarmaranch.com/collections/farm-tour-events and then click on “Farm Tours.” From there you can see the dates and times the tours are offered, as well as which are sold out, and you can purchase your tour there.
The tours are suitable for children, and are wheelchair accessible. There’s very little walking involved.