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 Calendar of Events

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 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 3rd - 5th, 2020. 

Bar C Bar Expo Center, Crawfordsville, IN
Superintendent: Merlene and Darrell Anderson.

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.

Judges; Halter - Tor Sorensen, AZ & Cathie Kindler, GA; Performance - Tricia Schneeberger, MI & Mary Jo Miller, KY; Fleece - Cindy Ruckman, OH

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Heartland Llama Show 

May 1st - 3rd, 2020
North Iowa Events Center, Mason City, Iowa 
Superintendent: Heartland Llama Show Committee
Judges: Halter and Performance - Tricia Schneeberger, MI; Fiber - Mary Jo Miller, KY

The Heartland Llama Show committee is excited to invite all of you to join us for our 2020 show!  After such a positive experience the last few years, we are again holding the show at the North Iowa Event Center in Mason City, Iowa.  We are again excited to offer this year a shorn fleece competition AND an all ages costume class (1st place costume wins $50!)!! We will also again have the silent auction and would really appreciate any donations you may be generous enough to offer.  Please check out the rules document for a few other changes this year. You can enter via ILR’s Show Manager or by mailing your entry forms. Please enter as soon as possible and keep in mind the entry due date is April 13 with a grace late entry deadline of April 20.

 If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via the show e-mail address below.


Solstice Showdown

June 13th - 14th, 2020
Grundy County Fairgrounds, 1308 4th St, Grundy Center, IA 50638
Superintendent: Andrea Johnson

Judges: TBA

Please join us for some fun at this year’s Solstice Showdown! This is a Youth AND adult performance show, so everyone gets to join in on the fun! 

See our Facebook page for more information.

Gathering of Friends and Champions 

June 25th - 28th, 2020
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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Iowa State Fair

August 21st - 23rd
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. 


Fall Harvest Llama Show

September 18th - 20th, 2020
Cattle Congress Fairground, 257 Ansborough Ave, Waterloo, IA 50701
Superintendent: Fall Harvest Llama Show Committee
Judge: Phil Feiner, NY

You are invited to attend the 2020 Fall Harvest Llama Show held in conjunction with the National Cattle Congress. This show is the Iowa Llama Association's biggest fundraiser of the year and offers a full performance and halter schedule complete with Llama-Llimbo, a fantastic silent auction, Spinner's Choice evaluation/class, jackpot $5 fun classes, and even an exhibitor appreciation party. It's a relaxed show with the majority of stalling and the arena all under one roof. Great event for youth to attend and get their feet wet. Space is limited, so enter now! Our judge is Tor Sorensen from Arizona. Entries are to be sent to Nick Hauptly at​ Forms will be out soon!

Contact: Nick Hauptly - 


October 2nd - 4th, 2020
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 for forms and documents. 

Contact: Julie Hendrickson - 

Rayne or Shyne Pasture Show

October 3rd - 4th, 2020

Aspen Rayne Ranch 28909 E 297th St, Garden City, MO 64747
Superintendent: Sandy Auld
Judge: Anna Reece & Trisha Schneeberger

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. You’re welcome to bring your tent and camp in the yard or, if you're more into glamping, hotels are just 9 miles away.

Plans are presently in the works to partner with the Oklahoma State Fair Llama Show on a "circuit" award for total points accumulated for llamas who exhibit in both shows.

2020 will be our inaugural show and we hope you will support our efforts to bring a llama show back to Missouri. We will strive to make this so much fun, you will look forward to it every year.

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