You Can Now Visit A Drive-Thru Alpaca Farm


HARVARD, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — An alpaca farm in Massachusetts is giving quarantined residents something different to do on a sunny Saturday afternoon; hop in the car and enjoy a drive-thru experience with a farm full of alpacas.

The "Destination Alpaca: Another Roadtrip" event, which will be hosted on Saturday April 25 by Harvard Alpaca Farm and Westward Orchards, is the second drive-thru alpaca visit set up since the state closed down all non-essential businesses due to COVID-19.

"Due to the popularity of our first "drive-through" alpaca visit event, we have decided to have another," the organizers said in a Facebook post. "We will have a mini-herd setup in a pen where folks can drive up for a visit without having to get out of their car."

The organizers urged anyone who wants to attend the event to head to the Westward Orchards parking lot at 178 Massachusetts Avenue in Harvard, and not to go to the alpaca ranch itself. All visitors will be asked to stay in their vehicles and observe the alpacas from a safe distance.

The event is free, although the organizers said they will be collecting cash donations for the Loaves and Fishes Food pantry. Depending on interest, visiting time may also be limited.

In order to control the number of cars lined up at any one time, the Farm is asking visitors to come from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. if their last name begins A-M, and 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. if their last name begins N-Z.

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