Hales Haven Alpaca Farm
Updated: Jan 30, 2022
Address: 643 Old Woodway, Rd
Dryden, Van 24243
Phone (540) 241-1841
In November of 2021, a couple of us loaded up and headed out to the Alpaca and Llama Farm Festival at Hales Haven Farm. It was a free event but donations were very much appreciated. I was really kind of bored and looking for something to do, and going here ended up being the best choice for a chilly fall morning.
Now, you might be wondering why I'm telling you about it now in January of 2022. Well, for one that is how far behind I am on posts (yikes) and also because the information is still relevant. So quit being a sassy tail and come check it out with me.
While it is too late for you to attend the festival, is not too late for you to visit and explore the farm!! In fact, you can pretty much visit the farm anytime you'd like, pending approval of the owners of course. I mean, let's be honest, you don't want to be just roaming around people's property at all hours of the day, so call ahead and see when a good time would be for you to visit.
While they don't charge for visits, they do ask that you please make a donation. Hales Haven is filled with rescues. These animals are not limited to Alpaca's and Llamas, but a variety of critters generally associated with a farm. Giving all these amazing little creatures a loving home and good care obviously has an expense. So making a donation to the farm is a great way to support all these awesome animals.
When we visited, we very much loved feeding the animals. Tam's favorite was the pig, while I enjoyed the sassy little goose who followed us around. It was honestly a very simple and light-hearted day. I think after the past couple of years we could all use a day like that. Well, there was one thing, I absolutely destroyed Tam in Cornhole, so much so, this random guy tried to coach her on how to toss. I showed her no mercy!
Although we didn't get to love on all of the animals, there was a donkey, some sheep, goats, chickens, and likely many more animals that I'm unaware of. I would definitely recommend bringing your family here for an adventure. I think it would be a great educational place for youth groups, school trips, etc.
Personally, I'm gonna throw out a sales pitch that we take a church trip here, this year.
So, if you're looking for something different to do that won't break the bank, come on out to Hales Haven, support a local business, and a local rescue. Get slobbery Alpaca kisses, have chats with the goose, giggle at the chubby little pig, and enjoy the beautiful mountains.
Be sure to follow them on Facebook, which is where you can stay up to date on events they're having, like the one we attended. The Fall Festival was pretty awesome, they had Lobster Dogs, and Dough & Joe on site. They had free feed available so you could feed the animals and some freaking awesome apple cider.
Well that's all for now,
As always, keep it safe, keep it cool, and stay curious.
"I know what you did last summer"
* Update Hales Haven is having a spring festival coming up on May 14th 2022*
Be sure to follow them on Facebook for updates.