Llama Farm Introducing Thanksgiving Weekend Open-House Event

Baby Llamas (crias)

Crias (baby llamas) will be among the critters welcoming guests to Walnut Ridge Llama Farm Saturday, Nov. 29.

Walnut Ridge Llama Farm, Chuckey, is having “Home for the Holidays at the Llama Farm” on Saturday, Nov. 29.

The farm will be open to the public from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This new Thanksgiving holiday event is free admission to the public and fun for the entire family, according to a news release.

“It is a perfect event to bring your out-of-town family and guests to on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The public will be able to experience the beauty and gentleness of several llama babies called ‘crias.’ All of the gang — including eight baby llamas, a miniature horse, two miniature donkeys and two angora goats — will be around to feed and enjoy,” the release states.

Those attending are encouraged to dress warmly.

The event will include “old time music classics” on a musical hayride through the farm pastures and woods with more than 65 llamas.

The young and the young at heart can “Walk a Llama” through an obstacle course.

Guests can warm themselves by the campfire, drink hot apple cider, roast s’mores, or start their shopping early for some unique Christmas gifts in the Llama Store.

The llama farm is the largest in Tennessee and is owned by two local educators, Jerry and Carolyn Ayers. It has been open to the public as a seasonal agri-tourism venue since 2005.

The farm’s mission is to provide a unique and educational farm experience for children and families.

It is located just off U.S. Highway 11-E between Greeneville and Jonesborough at 1345 Chuckey Highway. Call 257-2875 for additional information.

Originally published by The Greeneville Sun.