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May 2013
May 17 to May 19, 2013
Show ID = 684 
ILR Sanctioned Show

The Lonestar Llama Showdown 
Belton, TX Bell County Expo Center

Join us at the 1st annual Lonestar Llama Showdown, double show. Judges are ILR Pam Jensen & ALSA Mary Jo Miller. May 18-19, 2013. Halter, Perforamance, Youth. Belton, TX
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May 18 to May 19, 2013
Show ID = 713 
ILR Sanctioned Show

COLA 2013 Black and Blue Llama Show 
Crook County Fairgrounds, Prineville, Oregon

Maryan Baker (C)
Jeni Jimmerson (C)
Philip Feiner (C,T)

25th Annual Llama Show and Sale. Single point Perforamace, Fleece-on, Shorn Fleece, and Products Show. Double point Halter. Non-ILR classes. Private Treaty Sale. Camping available.
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May 18 to May 19, 2013
Time: 9:00 AM
Show ID = 715 
ILR Sanctioned Show

2013 Lamapalooza 
Hwy 3 or 20th Street @ 2nd Avenue

David Ruckman (C)

ILR Sanctioned Llama Show
Rice County Fair Grounds
Faribault, MN

Halter and Performance Judge: David Ruckman
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May 25 to May 26, 2013
Time: 8:00 am till finished
Show ID = 
ILR Sanctioned Shows

Northeast Tennessee Llama Show 
Walter State Community College Expo Center, White Pine, TN

We would like to invite you to attend the 10th annual “Tennessee Llama Show” in White Pine, Tennessee. The facility at the WSCC Expo Center in White Pine, Tennessee is located next to Interstate 81 with easy access from several major interstates: I-81, I-26, I-40, and I-75. The location is centrally located between three major llama community regions: Southeastern Region, Eastern Region, & Buckeye Region, and not far from most parts of the Central Region & Great Lakes Region. It is a perfect setting for exhibitors from all areas in the Eastern part of the United States to converge and exhibit their llamas. The Expo Center is a large, temperature-controlled arena that is very clean and bright. The stalling areas are plentiful and within 100 feet walking distance. Add to that a dose of good fun, great people, usually good weather, and of course “southern hospitality”. Now how can you turn all this down on a three-day Memorial Day Weekend!! We look forward to seeing you. Give us a call at 423-257-2875 if you have any questions
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May 31 to June 2, 2013
Time: All Day 
Sale and Auctions

Abbott's Big Sky Ranch Sale 
Moiese, Montana 

We had such a good time last year we are doing it again in 2013! NEW this year is the addition of an Alpaca Auction on Friday May 31, 2013. The llama auction will be Saturday June 1, 2013. Come be part of this fun weekend. Consignment forms are on our website. Same as last year the consignment fee is only $250. per consignment and no commission fee. That is the BEST consignment rate in the industry! Come join us for a great weekend in beautiful Western Montana!Watch our website for updates and new consignements. 
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June 2013
June 1 to June 2, 2013
Time: 8:30 am
Show ID = 707 
ILR Sanctioned Show

Badgerland 2013 
503 N. Jackson Jefferson WI

ILR and ALSA sanctioned. Halter, performance, Fleece on, showmanship, youth classes and ALSA youth judging.
Judge: ALSA performance,ALSA showmanship,ALSA youth judging: Bill Schultz
ILR/ALSA Halter: Phil Feiner
ILR showmanship; Phil Feiner
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June 1
Time: 9:00 A.M.
Show ID = 701 
ILR Sanctioned Show

Mountaineer Llama Show 2013 

The Mountaineer Llama Show will be holding an ILR Sanctioned Show once again in Reedsville, West Virginia. There is something for everyone. Come out and join us. Good friends, good fun, good food & good times! We will also be holding a silent auction with some great items.

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June 1 to June 2, 2013
Time: 8:30
Show ID = 716 
ILR Sanctioned Show

Nothwestern Michigan Llama Show 
Mecosta County Fairgrounds Big Rapids, Michigan

Dual Sanctioned Double Show Saturday ALSA judge Joy Bishop-Forshey, Sunday ILR judge Mary Jo Miller. Halter, Youth and Performance.
Contact email: denise@fehrenbachfarns,com 
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June 13 to June 16, 2013
Time: 8:00 AM
Show ID = 718 

2013 LFA World Championship Show 
Iowa State Fairgrounds, Des Moines, Iowa

LFA Futurity Show Information
Show Date & Location:June 13-16, 2013 Des Moines,Iowa
Deadline:Entries received prior to 05/31/2013 will be $150.00. After 05/31/2013 will be $200.00.
Entries will be accepted until after the sale.
Move In Date & Time:June 13, 2013
Entry Fees:Members – See above. 
Non-Members - $200.00 per entry. 

Stall Fees: $45.00. If your animal is entered in the sale there is no stall fee. 

Tack/Display Stalls: $45.00 Stall preferences will be given to sponsors, sale animals, members & early entries. Tack stalls will need to be purchased. 

Judges: This is a three judge system with the judges placements being posted.
•Margaret Henry, Futurity Judge
•Phil Feiner, Futurity Judge
•Evan Snyder, Futurity Judge

•Phil Feiner, Claims Futurity Judge

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June 14 to June 16, 2013
Show ID = 679 
ILR Sanctioned Show

2013 ILR-SD International Gathering of Friends & Champions 

The International Gathering of Friends & Champions is the ILR-SD National show and features all approved halter, fleece and performance classes, the Composite Award and many ILR activites and programs. 
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June 21 to June 23, 2013
Time: 9am
Show ID = 702 
ILR Sanctioned Show

Midwest Fiber and Folk Art Fair - Animals at the Fair 
1060 E.Peterson Rd Grayslake Illinois

Mary Jo Miller (C,AT)

ILR Youth, Halter and Fleece show in conjunction with the Midwest Fiber and Folk Art Fair. This is the sixth year fo the fair. 

Over 4,000 attendees visited the fair last year.

This is an established Festival based around the sale of all types of fleece items,handmade fiber garments and unique handmade gift items.
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June 22 to June 23, 2013
Time: 0
Show ID = 712 
ILR Sanctioned Show

5th Annual Jingle Bells Extravaganza Llama Show 
Thurston Co. Fairgrounds Olympia WA

ILR Double Point Halter, Performance, Fleece and Finished Product Llama Show to be held in Olympia, Washington at the Thurston County Fairgrounds.
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July 2013
July 19 to July 21, 2013
Recreational Events

2013 PNW Backcountry Llama Rendezvous 
South Steens Campground, Oregon

All aficionados (and interested parties) of the working llama are invited to learn and have fun at this year's PNW Backcountry Llama Rendezvous in the beautiful Steens Wilderness of SE Oregon.
Beginners and investigators are encouraged to learn about packing with llamas.
Drivers are welcome.
A post-rendezvous pack trip is planned.
See the web link for details.
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July 19 to July 20, 2013
Time: From 8:00 AM all day both days
Show ID = 
ILR Sanctioned Shows

2013 Ohio State Fair Llama and Fiber "Silver Show" 

What an extra special llama show this will be! 25 years ago this event was born when we did not know anyone, did not know what we were doing, and did not know what effect it might have! So many great people and their llamas and so many great times have moved through the life of this show. So many changes over the years in judges, judging, show association, rules, facilities, classes. But same great everything else that is very unique to our show! And if you have been to Ohio, you know what we mean!

This year we will give you another great show that has the privilege of being the longest running llama show in history - there has to be a reason - and will celebrate that milestone with you. 

To lead the way will be our judges - Niki Kuklenski (halter), Mike Haumschild (performance), and Fran Soukup (fiber show). 

Right behind them is an incredible crew of Ohio people to make you glad you came! Beautiful prizes, banners, ribbons, lots of premium money, a fantastic facility for the whole show, and just one small fee per animal with everything else free. Heavy emphasis on the youth and their animals with every class imaginable and then some! Catered in dinner Friday evening followed by a ton of fun stuff for you and your animals!

Access all information around the middle of April at Deadline is always June 20. We will work with your travel plans. Any questions - Donna Moore - 740-605-7400. Sure hope to see you there! 
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August 2013
August 2 to August 4, 2013
Time: 7 p.m. August 2, 8:30 a.m. August 3 and 4

Camelid Community 2013 
Kansas City, Missouri

Open to everyone in the llama and alpaca community, this annual gathering focuses on challenges and opportunities in the camelid world. All llama and alpaca organizations are encouraged to send a representative to this open forum, and interested individuals also are welcome. For registration information and agenda updates, contact or Materials and reports from Camelid Community are available on the website for the International Camelid Institute, 
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August 17 to August 18, 2013
Time: 8:00 am
Show ID = 683 
ILR Sanctioned Show

Iowa State Fair 2013 
Des Moines, Iowa

Michael Haumschild (C)
Pam Jensen (C,T)

Llama show with halter and performance
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August 30
Time: 10 am
Show ID = 720 
ILR Sanctioned Show

Fulton County Fair ILR-SD and ALSA Llama Show 
Fulton County Fairgrounds , Wauseon, Ohio 

One day show during our county fair featuring -Halter, youth showmanship, great performance classes. 
Contact email: Joy Bishop-Forshey 
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September 2013
September 13 to September 15, 2013
Time: all day
Show ID = 709 
ILR Sanctioned Show

Spokane County Interstate Fair ILR Llama Show 2013 
Spokane Interstate Fair Grounds

The Spokane Interstate Fair is happy to announce the 2013 ILR show. 
Friday Sept 13th Single point Walking Fleece 
Saturday Sept 14th Single point Shorn Fleece and products. Judge - Rawna Hamann 
Saturday Sept 14th, Sunday Sept 15th Double point Halter/ Performance. Judges - TBA
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September 14
Time: 10-5
Recreational Events

Whidbey Island Fabulous Fall Fiber Sale WIFFFS 
4081 Springwater Ln Clinton WA 98236

Up to 20 fiber farms/businesses come to Paradise set up tent for a day of fiber. New this year free classes.
All of the details are found at
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September 24 to September 26, 2013
Time: all day
Show ID = 717 
ILR Sanctioned Show

Big E 2013 Llama & Fleece Show 
West Sprinfield, MA. 

Big E 2013 Llama & Fleece Show. Our judges will be Terry Duespohl, Seneca, PA; Patti Morgan, Arkansas City, KS; and Mary Jo Miller, Bardstown, KY. Halter, Performance, Youth, Fleece classes and over $25,000 in premiums. The premium book will be out in online format 
Any questions contact Deb Elias, Llama Show Superintendent at 860-672-2753 or ; Carol Millard, Asst. Show Superintendent at 860-429-2726 or

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