AOA National Show
March 13 - March 15Free
The Alpaca Owners Association, Inc. (AOA) National Alpaca Show draws hundreds of alpaca enthusiasts and fiber artists from across the country. This year it is being held in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Alpacas from across the country will also be featured in the show ring competition. The show will be comprised of classes judging conformation and fleece quality in many categories for both Suri and Huacaya alpacas.
Dozens of vendors and farm displays will sell the latest alpaca fashions and hand-crafted items.
Friday, March 13 • 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 14 • 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 15 • 8:00 a.m. – Noon
- Regular Classes — Full Fleece, Best Bred and Owned, Championships (minimums met), National Supreme Championships
- Group Classes — Get of Sire, Produce of Dam, Breeder’s Best Three
- Youth — Showmanship, Obstacle, Costume, Public Relations, Championships
- Adult — Showmanship, Obstacle, Costume, Public Relations
Regular Classes and Championships (minimums for fleece)
Alpaca Selfie Booth
The extremely popular Alpaca Selfie Booth will return this year at which the public can take a selfie with an alpaca. Haven’t perfected your selfie-taking skills quite yet? No worries. Show volunteers can take your photo for you. The Alpaca Selfie Booth is free of charge.
Alpaca Costume Contest
On Saturday, March 14, at 1:00 p.m. participants of all ages will take to the ring to compete alongside their alpacas in a costume contest. Costumes will be judged on the comfort of the animal with foreign objects on their head, legs and feet, and how imaginative the costume is as well as the story each participant must write telling about the costume.
Join us Saturday, March 14, from Noon to 1:00 p.m. for a free alpaca yoga class! Bring a mat, hand towel, and camera and take part in alpaca yoga with a group of friendly and beautiful alpacas at the National Western Complex.