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The Suffield Parks and Recreation Bowling Buddies Group visited the very beautiful Roaring Acres Alpaca Farm on June 15 for an end of spring party and to celebrate some upcoming June birthdays and had a fabulous time.

Suffield is filled with so many treasured places, people and, of course, farms, but there is something truly remarkable about Roaring Acres Alpaca Farm. Everything is terrific about the farm, starting with the warm and very kind owners and staff to the adorable and friendly animals and picturesque setting.

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Brendan Burns (left) and Elizabeth Mack (middle) enjoy their time with David Richman (Roaring Acres Farm staff member) and Alpaca Baby at Roaring Acres Alpaca Farm.

The Bowling Buddies Group has recently ended their thirty-two weeklong bowling season and now are participating in our fun spring and summer events along with our continued weekly zoom programs throughout the summer. Roaring Acres is the perfect place for an enjoyable family or group outing. The incredible farm is home to Huacaya and Suri alpacas, mini horses, goats, Painted Desert sheep, mini donkeys and a variety of chickens, ducks, and geese, including rare and heritage breeds. In addition, they are the home of Jake’s Bees on over 30 acres of beautiful farmland. The owners and staff are incredibly accommodating, knowledgeable and friendly and the on-site farm store has so many fantastic items to purchase. Alison, Lexi , Joe, James, Myla, David and Mikaela all gave our group an informative farm tour, an overview about all the animals with facts and then showed us how to feed the alpacas along with other useful info about the farm.

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Members of Bowling Buddies Group gather at Roaring Acres Alpaca Farm for a fun celebration.

As the night came to a close and the sunset brilliantly and beautifully across the horizon shortly before the fireflies started their magical appearance, the smiles, cammadeire and great time that everyone had at Roaring Acres was evident. The farm is truly special, and we really appreciate all that they did to make the night so memorable for the group.

The farm and boutique are located at 685 Hale Street, Suffield CT and there was ample parking and access. Many thanks to Roaring Alpacas for hosting such a memorable event for The Suffield Parks and Recreation Department’s Bowling Buddies Group. We are already looking forward to when the alpacas will be special guests at our summer camps this year.

If you would like to learn more information or join the Bowling Buddies group, please contact- Donna Carney-Bastrzycki, Director of Special Programs or call 860-668-3862.

Register today for our New Summer Programs!

Are you looking for great programs for your family to make 2022 the best summer yet? You can stay right here in town to make the most incredible memories. We have a variety of fun programs for the whole family with affordable prices, attentive staff and programs that will help make summer unforgettable. Other special events evenings include Suffield Night at the Yard Goats, Wednesday night concerts on the green, Saturday outdoor movie nights, and even a car show! These special events are in addition to our amazing camps, 5K series, sports camps, classes, fitness programs, and more! Be sure to visit the Parks and Recreation page on the Town website ( or check out the community calendar on the Town website for full event details and listings. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook, both found under @suffieldrec.

Suffield Summer Music Series

June 25 (Saturday): The Classics: Cars & Music featuring classic cars and music by Jimmy Mazz. Followed by the movie Grease on our outdoor movie screen!
July 6: Night Moves
July 13: Project 267
July 20: Gravity X3
July 27: Chalkdust

Outdoor Movie Nights on Saturdays is beginning June 25 on the Town Green and ending on August 6 at Babb’s Beach for a boat-in and beach showing.

Visit the community calendar at for all movie listings being shown on the Town Green including: Grease, The Sandlot, Sixteen Candles, Casablanca, Encanto and Friday the 13th (at Babb’s Beach).

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