October 14, 2013

A Glimpse of Germanfest

 We rushed through our visit to Germanfest this year because our community's yearly meeting was held that afternoon. The festival spotlights the traditions of German settlers in the Shenandoah Valley.

Actually, I don't think the settlers had alpacas! But they did have sheep, and they used their wool to make clothing and blankets.

See Germanfest on Facebook.

Footnote: Llamas were brought to the U.S. in the 1920's and alpacas even later.

10 comments:

  1. Germanfest would have been an amazing event to visit, so much to enjoy and learn.

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  2. i think those are llamas, aren't they? so cute and furry.

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  3. Oh, I bet it was a fun festival! Neat pictures!

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  4. Looks like a great festival. Sorry that this year's visit had to be shorter than usual.

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  5. Looks like a lot of fun. Keeping tradition alive is very important. Thank you for sharing.

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  6. TexWisGgirl, I think they are alpacas but I could be wrong. They were quite gentle. According to the Maryland Alpacas site, llamas have longer "banana" ears! http://www.marylandalpacas.org/pages/alpacas_llamas.html

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  7. interesting feast. :) And love the look of the alpackas. :)

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  8. Both the German settlers and llamas/alpacas sure left their mark here:) Looks a fun festival!

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  9. I bet they could raise alpacas in the mountains of Bavaria.

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