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.

2018 Events

​​​Iowa Llama Association Spring Meeting

March 24th - 11 AM

Location:​Cedar Falls Family Restaurant (Family Table)
2627 Center St
Cedar Falls, Ia

Annual spring meeting.  Election of some officers. Discussions about last year's and this coming year's scholarships, shows and events.



Heartland Llama Show
April 28 - 29

North Iowa Events Center
Mason City, IA

Superintendent by committee: email 

Judges: Joy Bishop-Forshey (halter and performance);

            Katie Mazac (assistant performance);

            Patti Morgan (walking fiber)


Above are the links to the information on the Heartland Llama Show. NEW place, same time as last year. 

Please look at the NEW IN 2018 information on the last page of the rules.  
We are trying out a new entry form rather than using Show Manager.  Just open the pdf file and save it to your computer, type in your entries, save it again and then send it as an attachment to our new email address:  heartlandllamashow@gmail.com.  We hope this will be a much easier way to enter than using Show Manager.  You must have Acrobat Reader and how to get that free is in the New in 2018 section of the rules.  By doing this, we did have to raise the animal fee to $5.00 per animal as ILR will receive a spreadsheet with the entries on it after the show and they will be responsible for entering the results into Show Manager.

Any questions can be sent to the new email address.  

We are really excited about our new venue in Mason City and look forward to seeing all of you there.


Llamapalooza (in conjunction with Shepherd's Harvest)
Lake Elmo, MN
May 13th and 14th
Contact: Eric Olson  
Judge: ???




ILR-SD The Gathering

June 22 - 24

National Cattle Congress Grounds

Waterloo, IA

Superintendent: Norris Berg

Judges: Tor Sorenson


The premier ILR-SD Sanctioned, triple-points, Halter and Performance Show staffed with many volunteers of the Iowa Llama Association.




Llama Futurity Association's Show & Sale

June 23-24

National Cattle Congress Grounds

Waterloo, IA

Superintendent: TBD

​Judges: TBD


Run in conjunction with The Gathering, the LFA's show and sale is one of the year's great opportunities to show and purchase llamas with champion pedigrees from the country's best breeders.  This show and sale is staffed with many Iowa Llama Association volunteers.




Iowa State Fair Llama Show

August 18-19
Iowa State Fairgrounds

Des Moines, IA

Superintendent: TBD

Judges: TBD


An ILR-SD sanctioned Halter & Performance show.  Performance runs Saturday beginning at 8 AM.  Costume classes at 5 PM followed by the infamous Llama Llimbo at 6 PM sharp! Halter classes begin at 9 AM Sunday.  Keep an eye out for show forms.


FYI: The Iowa State Fair Board decided to hold a national cattle show in conjunction with the Iowa State Fair.  Therefore, they are relocating the llama stalls to the west end of the sheep barn for 2017.  Saturday's activities will take place in the Outdoor Arena ring as they have for the last several years.   Sunday's activities will take place in the Exhibition Center.


Iowa Llama Futurity

Date/Location: TBD

Superintendent: Dianne Krattville

Judges: TBD



A privately run futurity show with all entry fees paid back.  Largest futurity payouts in the country.  Show begins immediately following the Fall Harvest Llama Llimbo.


This is being moved away from the Iowa State Fair due to the stalling and ring arrangements in 2017.




Fall Harvest Llama Show

September 15-16

Cattle Congress Fairgrounds

Waterloo, IA

Superintendent: TBD

Judge: TBD


An ILR-SD Sanctioned Halter and Performance Show run by the Iowa Llama Association.  Forms are not available yet, but keep an eye on this sight for when they are. Stalling is limited and the show booked up last year.



Fall Hike

Sponsored by Iowa Llama Assn., Midwest Lama Assn. and Midwest Packing

Date: TBD

Location: TBD


See invite for full details.  Use the form to register.