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South American Gala Evening  

£45 + vat per ticket


Our evening of South American fun will begin with Pisco Sours served from 7pm onwards in Hall 3 Foyer amongst the Trade Stands and Fibre Zone. There will also be bubbly and soft drinks on offer together with a Bar.

The pay Bar in Hall 3 Foyer will be open from 15.00 hrs Saturday.

At 8pm, we will move through to The Newport Suite to enjoy our South American menu. The evening is a sit-down ‘Black Tie’ meal but the theme is on relaxation and enjoyment to celebrate the alpaca and it’s origins.

Highlights of the evening include –

Q and A with Amanda VandenBosch and Peter Kennedy by Tim Hey.  Please email any questions to

Charity Auction of skills, holidays, quality prizes, hosted by our very own Barbara and Shirley.  Proceeds to be split between Severn Hospice and Quechua Benefit, Peru. Donations so far include:

Jo Bridge of Hilly Ridge Alpacas is kindly offering to do an assessment of 25 shorn fleeces (can be different breeders but in one location) and offer skirting advice.   07703 005 447   Payment of mileage only would be much appreciated.  .40ppm

Karen Oglesby of Meon Valley Alpacas has donated one of her beautiful sculptures, ‘Patience’.   07913 247 144

Victoria and Roger Barrett of Simply Alpaca are generously offering a 2-day CAMELIDynamics Course for 2 people.   07980 587 562

Tim Hey of Inca Alpaca has offered an Alpaca Assessment, which could include Show Team selection, for up to 20 alpacas.  Payment of mileage only would be much appreciated.  .40ppm  01300 320580

Chris Moore of AlpacaSeller is kindly donating either a free account for a year or a banner advert on AlpacaSeller.  01730 823256

Sandra Muriel of Crewenna Alpacas has donated a Sentaler grey alpaca scarf, a brand worn by The Duchess of Cambridge recently! Many thanks.  07870 612559

Felicia and Gary Sanders of Popham Alpacas have generously donated a week in their Cornish cottage during 2017 or 2018.  01752 612559    ( )

Graham and Jenny MacHarg of Fowberry Alpacas have raided their cellars to donate a fabulous Magnum of Pommery Brut Royal Champagne.  01653 619520

Kerry Lord of TOFT UK is kindly offering a day of workshops for 2 with a TOFT creative expert, eg Learn to Crochet, Advanced Knitting, spinning, etc. Projects of your choice, including lunch.  01788 810626

Ian Horner of Ian Horner Shearing is most generously offering a shearing package for a Show Team of up to 20 alpacas.  June/June/August 2017.  200 mile radius of Castle Cary, Somerset.  Payment of mileage only at .40ppm.  01963 351743

Caroline Oakes of Clivewood Alpacas is offering a day in her studio near Shrewsbury for up to two, to weave your own alpaca scarf and learn about the equipment and processes involved.  Wool can be supplied or bring your own.   07946 433448

Tony Dougherty of Wey Bank Farm, Farnham, Surrey is generously donating a beautiful wooden alpaca chainsaw carving.  07786 261005

Claire Whitehead of Camelid Veterinary Services is kindly donating Faecal Testing for 10 samples together with an interpretation of the results.   01491 680313

Amanda VandenBosch of Flying Dutchman Alpacas and Quechua Benefit has most generously donated some spectacular items brought over from Peru – a silver necklace, a silver wrist cuff, two hand knitted shawls from Nunoa and a stunning original painting by Javier Luque Rodriquez entitled Fragmentos de un Trabajo, 1982 – 2011.

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The BAS National Fleece Awards, kindly sponsored by Rushmere Alpacas, The Penrose Fibre to Product Award and The Fibre Zone prize-winners will all be announced on Saturday evening.


Tickets are £45 + vat this year and bottled water will be available on the tables.  Wine and other drinks can be purchased from the TIC Bar in the room.




Chicken and chilli empanada, baby leaf salad, chipotle and corn salsa relish and garlic aioli (or vegetarian empanada with cheese/tomato and oregano)


Main Course Sharing Platter

Pollo a la brasa (spiced chicken with paprika)

Pork antichuchos (pork with peppers)

Lomo saltado (beef stir fry)

or Vegetarian Quesadilla

…served with Cmimmicurri sauce, sweet potato, rice, salad, vegetables



Caipirinha pannacotta with dark chocolate and papaya




Ticket sales will open on the BAS website, in the usual way,

through Manage your Own Herd on

Friday, 6th January 2017

Bookings CLOSE Wednesday, 8th March



Overseas visitors wishing to attend the Gala Dinner are very welcome. If you are not a BAS member, please email to book