Friday, September 10, 2010
2010 Llama Fest and Alpaca Showcase
Last weekend, Noah and I attended the Llama Fest and Alpaca Showcase at the Pavilion on MSU's campus in East Lansing. This was the first alpaca show we ever attended back in 2007 with Snowflake and Cinderella. Although it is not currently an AOBA certified show, it is still a great show to check out and participate in. We decided not show any of our animals this year with me being 9 months pregnant and all. Besides, we only have 2 that we could really show anyway. We instead went to the show to watch, network and set up and man the MI-ALPACA booth. While the show has always primarily been a llama show, the show organizers really tried to make it a bigger and better alpaca event this year. MI-ALPACA helped them advertise the show and the alpaca turn out was twice what it had been in years past, which is great considering many people are opting not to attend shows right now because the economy is so crumby. The show was fun and we met some great people who were just visiting and looking into getting alpacas. The highlight of the show was when Noah and I were sitting at our booth (which happened to be across from the restrooms and a woman walked by with her gigantic llama and brought it into the bathroom with her! I wish I remembered to bring my camera so I could have taken a picture. Oh well. If anyone is interested in possibly helping this show grow in the future and sitting on a show committee for next year, let me know!
Posted by Mother Robinson at 11:55 AM