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.

2022 Calendar of Events

2022 Iowa Llama Association Annual Meeting


Heartland Llama Show 

April 28th - 30th, 2023
North Iowa Events Center, Mason City, Iowa 
Superintendent: Alisca de Reinger

Solstice Showdown

June 10th - 12th, 2023
Jasper Co. Fairgrounds

Colfax Iowa
Superintendent: Andrea Johnson

See our Facebook page for more information.


June 23rd - 25th, 2023
Mower County Fairgrounds, 700 12th St SW, Austin, MN 55912
Superintendent: Julie Hendrickson
Judge: TBA

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 for forms and documents. 

Contact: Julie Hendrickson - 

Iowa State Fair

August 18th - 20th, 2023
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 More information is coming out soon. 


Nebraska State Fair

August 25th - 27th, 2023

Nebraska State Fairgrounds

501 E. Fonner Park Road, #200
Grand Island, NE 68801

Minnesota State Fair

Minnesota State Fairgrounds

August 31st - September 2nd, 2023

Fall Harvest Llama Show

September 22nd - 24th, 2023
Cattle Congress Fairground

257 Ansborough Ave

Waterloo, IA 50701
Superintendent: Fall Harvest Llama Show Committee
Judges: Tricia Schneeburger / Anna Reese

Rayne or Shyne / Trick or Treat Show

October 27 - 29, 2023
Aspen Rayne Ranch, Garden City, MO
Superintendent: Sandy Auld

Judge: Lauren Wright

The Rayne or Shyne Llama Show will be a dual sanctioned halter and performance pasture show.  Stalling will be out of your trailer.  Grooming will be strongly discouraged.  Your welcome to bring your tent or camper and camp in the yard (no RV hook-ups available) or, if you're more into glamping, hotels are just 9 miles away.

2022 will be our second show and we hope you will support our efforts to keep a llama show in Missouri.  We will strive to make this so much fun, you will look forward to it every year.

Show documents are on the web site.

Gathering of Friends and Champions 

October 6th - 8th, 2023
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.

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