Frequently Asked Questions
Can I visit the farm this winter?
Our farm is closed for the winter and will re-open again in the Spring. It's a time for us to catch our breath, complete some farm projects, train the llamas, and regroup for the upcoming year. We look forward to seeing you again in the Spring, when we will be rested, rejuvenated and ready to open the barn doors for a new year, full of fun and adventure for all. Be sure to check our Upcoming Events page, which we will update as new offerings are scheduled.
Do you have regularly scheduled Open Hours?
We do not have regularly scheduled Open Hours. However, from mid-April through mid-December we offer a variety of Events including free Open Farm days, ticketed live music events, our classroom series and more. Be sure to pronk on over to our Upcoming Events page to see what's happening on the farm.
Do I need an appointment, or can I just stop out anytime?
We do not have open / drop-in hours nor are we scheduling private visits at this time.
But please check out our Upcoming Events Page to see what we have going on and when our next farm activity is scheduled. We offer both free and ticketed events throughout the year with a variety of activities for all ages and interest levels. If you have a small group of friends or family that want to visit and spend a little bit of time on the farm, please fill out an intake form on the Farm Event Venue page and we'll be happy to get back to you with availability and a quote for a private farm experience. (Please note that our farm is closed during the winter months)
What are some Lucky Us Farm fun facts?
Can I schedule a birthday party or special event on the farm in 2024?
You sure can! The farm is the perfect place to gather with friends and family to celebrate any occasion! We have hosted a variety of celebrations on the farm, from birthday parties, to bridal showers, anniversary parties, corporate events, weddings and more! We look forward to helping you make your special event unique and memorable! What could be more magical than llamas and alpacas joining in your festivities?! Please pronk on over to our Farm Event Venue Page to read more about what we have to offer as an Event Venue space.
Owned by Kevin and Kris Benner
Kris and Kevin work full time day jobs, and manage the farm and the agritourism business as a passion
Established in 2017
Located in York Springs, PA (south-central PA)
Initially, one llama (Ginny) lived on the farm, and 8 alpacas were boarded here
Currently 7 llamas and 13 alpacas live on the farm (2 of the alpacas are boarded)
The farm size is 13 acres, approximately 7 acres are fenced pastures
The herd is sheared once a year in the Spring. All of the fiber is processed and turned into useable products, such as yarn, roving, and core spun, which can be purchased in our Gift Shop.
Kris wrote and published a children's book (illustrated by Amy Zimmerman) inspired by her experience caring for the herd. It is called, "The Day the Farmer Went on Strike" and can be purchased on Amazon.
In 2023, Lucky Us Farm hosted:
5 Large Group Tours
12 Small Group Tours
8 Private Events
4 Public Events
22 Scheduled Holiday Photo Shoots
How do I schedule a picnic on the farm?
We have partnered with a llamazing picnic company, Backyard Bliss Events, to offer customized farm picnics. Enjoy a gorgeous styled picnic in the middle of the pasture surrounded by our friendly herd of llamas and alpacas! To schedule, please reach out to Kaitlyn at Backyard Bliss Events to schedule your most memorable picnic experience. Email: BackyardBlissEvents@gmail.com
How can I schedule my family's Holiday Photos?
There's something very special about having your holiday photos taken on the farm. With our styled sets, live greens, and alpacas and llamas adorned in holiday florals, it's easy to understand how families return year after year to capture the magic and have a llamazing exerience in the process!
We start scheduling our appointments in the Fall, and photos are typically scheduled the weekends before and after Thanksgiving. We also offer a walk-in photo opportunity during our Small Business Saturday Event, which falls the Saturday after Thanksgiving.
If you'd like to receive a notification email when appointments become available, please be sure to subscribe to our Website! We promise that we won't share our email list with anybody and only send a limited number of emails per year notifiying our subscribers when fun things are about to happen.
When is your Gift Shop Open?
We have an adorable 'Llamalicous Boutique' on the farm, for your shopping pleasure. You'll find a huge variety of alpaca and llama themed treasures, yarn and handmade fiber gifts from our herd's fiber, and other handmade items from local vendors. The Boutique is always available to guests when they are attending an Event or during Open Farm hours. We are also happy to announce that NEW for 2024 we have an Online Gift Shop, where you can purchase alpaca socks and other farm / fiber related items! You'll find our Online Gift Shop page on our Menue.
What do you do with the money you charge for Events and Visits?
All monies that we raise through farm events goes directly back to the care and well-being of our animals. We are passionate about making sure that our animals are happy and healthy and living in a safe and nurturing environment that provides as many creature comforts to them as we are able. Hence money goes towards endless needs of quality grain, minerals, hay and vet costs, as well as never ending farm improvement projects such as new fencing, building improvements or additions, and pasture and equipment maintenance. When you see us, please don't hesitate to ask what farm improvement projects Kevin is working on and what we are doing to make our animals happy each and every day. It's one of our favorite topics of conversation!