2021 Calendar of Events

As you can see to the left, the state of Iowa and the Iowa Llama Association stay very busy with no less the 6 llama shows within our borders throughout the year.  ILA members volunteer time and compete at all of these events as well as many others across the US.  At the ILA, we work hard and we play just as hard.

2020 Iowa Llama Association Annual Meeting
We’re starting the 2020 season with the Iowa Llama Association Annual Meeting at one of our favorite gathering places, the Firehouse Saloon and Grill in Eldora, IA. It will take place on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 12:30 pm. Plan to be there at 11:00 if you want to have lunch (you pay). Appetizers will be provided by the ILA (yum!). Everyone is invited, member or not. Please contact Nick Hauptly at Nickhauptly@gmail.com if there is anything you would like to have added to the meeting agenda. The food is good and friends will be abundant, so we hope to see you there.

Firehouse Saloon and Grill
1202 19th St, Eldora, IA 50627

March Llama Madness
April 30th - May 2nd, 2021 

Bar C Bar Expo Center, Crawfordsville, IN
Superintendent: Merlene and Darrell Anderson.
Contact: dmand531@gmail.com

March Llama Madness is one of the nation’s largest llama shows. It offers a ILR-SD Double Halter Show, Single Performance and Fleece Shows, Prospect Futurity Show/Sale of Champions, Olympic Futurity Show, Youth Halter Show, Llama Halter Judging Contest, Youth Speech Contest and llama grooming and fitting clinic.

Find more information at: www.solidrockllamas.com 

Heartland Llama Show 

April 30th - May 2nd, 2021
North Iowa Events Center, Mason City, Iowa 
Superintendent: Heartland Llama Show Committee
Judges: Halter & Performance - Tricia Schneeberger, MI

            Halter & Fiber - Mary Jo Miller, KY

Welcome back to another fun-filled show season!  The Heartland Llama Committee is excited to bring back our annual show after last year's hiatus!

We are so thankful that our judges from 2020 were gracious enough to commit to our show again this year; Tricia Schneeberger and Mary Jo Miller.  Additionally, we are appreciative that in a last minute request, we were able to secure our fiber judge's skills as a halter judge in order to offer a double halter show this year!  One hotel fee, one road trip, grooming only once, but two judge's opinions!

We are offering some great things this year for our llama family at our annual show:

DOUBLE halter show
Saturday evening meal
Costume class with a $50 cash prize for 1st place
Shorn and walking fleece
Competitive performance classes

We are expecting lower than average show numbers this year for a variety of reasons, but that will by no means hamper our enthusiasm!  Please keep in mind this may result in the need to combine classes based on the number of entrants.  Additionally, we hope that many of you will consider sponsoring and advertising to help us continue to offer this fun event.

And lastly, we are requesting that you please photograph or scan your entry and either e-mail or text it to us prior to mailing to ensure we receive it.  USPS has been extremely slow and we want to make sure we don't miss any entries.  And as always, you are welcome to enter via showmanager.

Questions?  Feel free to e-mail at heartlandllamashow@gmail.com and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

Solstice Showdown

June 12th - 13th, 2021
Grundy County Fairgrounds, 1308 4th St, Grundy Center, IA 50638
Superintendent: Andrea Johnson

Judges: Mary Jo Miller

Taking it to the big time in 2021!

ILR-SD sanctioned performance and halter show.  

See our Facebook page for more information.

Gathering of Friends and Champions 

June 25th - 27th, 2021
Iowa Equestrian Center, 801 76th Ave Dr SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
Superintendent: Nick Hauptly/Lisa Robinson

Judges: TBA

This TRIPLE POINT SHOW is one of the most well attended llama events in the country. Competitors will travel from all parts the United States and converge at the Kirkwood Equestrian Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa for a spectacular event. While there, exhibitors will have the opportunity to compete against the world's best bred llamas in a variety of classes. The weekend's activities offer something for everyone.

More information will come out soon. Until then, please keep an eye on the Gathering website. www.ilrsdthegathering.com

Contact: Gathering@lamaregistry.com  
More Information: http://www.ilrsdthegathering.com 

Iowa State Fair

August 21st - 22nd
Iowa State Fairgrounds, 3000 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50317
Superintendent: Irene Gerwig
Judge: TBA

Nothing compares to the Iowa State Fair! A competitive show sanctioned with the ILR-SD that pays premiums. Performance, Showmanship and Halter classes. Don’t forget about the famous Llama Limbo on Saturday evening! Entry information will be available at www.iowastatefair.org. More information is coming out soon. 

Contact: TIGerwig@gmail.com 

Fall Harvest Llama Show

September 24th - 27th, 2021
Cattle Congress Fairground, 257 Ansborough Ave, Waterloo, IA 50701
Superintendent: Fall Harvest Llama Show Committee
Judge: Tor Sorenson, MO

We are so excited to invite you to join us at the 2021 Fall Harvest Llama Show held in conjunction with the National Cattle Congress Fair on September 24th - 27th, 2021. Our judge this year is Tor Sorensen from MO. In addition to showmanship, performance, and halter competitions the Fall Harvest Llama Show will be offering 4 FUN classes, a costume class with premiums, the famous llama-limbo, and an exciting silent auction! The show offers a relaxed atmosphere with a lot opportunity to catch up with friends as majority of exhibitors stalled under the same roof as the show arena. This show is the Iowa Llama Association’s biggest fundraiser of the year. Any and all profits from event help directly support things like the ILA obstacle trailer, ILA scholarships, ILA royalty, ILA hikes, and youth sponsorships. You support (either through sponsorship or entries) is greatly appreciated and helps so much more than just this show.

The FHLS is sanctioned by the ILR-SD. Only paper entries will be accepted in 2021. Deadlines are final. Please use the following links to access the forms. 

General Information
Class Lists
Entry Forms
Schedule of Events


October 2nd & 3rd, 2021
Mower County Fairgrounds, 700 12th St SW, Austin, MN 55912
Superintendent: Julie Hendrickson
Judge: TBA

A very fun no-groom show held at the Mower County Fairgrounds in Austin, MN. This show is sponsored by the MidWest Llama Association. Great facility, excellent food and a good time sure to be had by all. Join us for a full ILR-SD performance and halter show including showmanship and costume classes! Halloween theme! More information to come. See www.midwestllamas.org for forms and documents. 

Contact: Julie Hendrickson - addesllamas@yahoo.com