Interstate 80 Alpacafest Show
Dear Alpaca Breeders, Vendors, and Friends: Welcome to the 2012 Interstate 80 Alpacafest, a Level II Halter show, returning to the Bureau County Fairgrounds in Princeton, Illinois.
We are looking forward to a fun show to exhibit our animals before the spring shearing season. We hope you can join us that weekend!
- Apple Tree Acres Alpacas, 815-667-5100
- Tiskilwa Farms Alpacas, 312-342-9855
- Cigány Alpacas of Tiskilwa, 312-953-3993
- Barn Manager, 815-878-7558
I-80 AlpacaFest Alpaca Show Information
May 5, 2012
Located at the Bureau County Fairgrounds, Princeton, Illinois
FREE ADMISSION TO THE PUBLIC!
Ed & Karen Rogers,
JUDGE ( Huacaya/Suri Halter)
SHEARING (Sunday Only):
For 2012 we are changing to a One Day Show Event !
Check-in will be on Friday, May 4th, 2012 from noon
to 8:00 P.M. Alpacas should be in place by 9:00 P.M.,
on Friday. Any late arrivals need to make prior arrangements.
Check-out will be Saturday, May 5th, 2012 at the conclusion
of the show. We will have a shearer on site Sunday May
6th and will have overnight security should you wish
to leave your alpacas stalled on site.
Age: Suri Yearling 3"-11" (Must have been shorn within
380 days of the 1st day of scheduled judging) Minimum
of 3 inches and maximum of 11 inches on the blanket,
neck and legs. Huacaya & Suri Yearling 3" - No Maximum
(Not previously shorn or previously shorn beyond 380
days) Minimum of 3 inches and no maximum on blanket,
neck and legs.
Our large stall will accommodate a maximum of 4 alpacas,
the small stalls will hold a maximum of 2 alpacas. Stalls
will have concrete floors with straw provided at no
cost (1/2 or 1 bale per stall dependent on size reserved).
Exhibitors may provide their own alternative floor covering
over or under the straw (show mats). You must have an
Alpaca showing to reserve a space for farm displays.
City fire codes prohibit tables and/or chairs being
placed in the aisles. Stall prices are $150 for the
large stall, $100 for the small stall.
Veterinarian Services will be available for emergency
situations only and expenses are the responsibility
of the owner. Contact a core staff member for contact
Feed and Hay are the responsibility of the exhibitor,
and are not available at the event.
Fans and extension cords are allowed. ALL EXTENSION
CORDS MUST BE 3 PRONG GROUNDED. No exceptions.
Dogs or other pets are not allowed.
Trailer Parking is free and on site.
Overnight security will be provided.
You will enter from the main entrance that is on the
south end of the fairgrounds. Follow the signs for Health
Check, Color Check, and Registration instructions. NOTE:
Sponsors will be given expedited check in, please tell
an attendant if you are a Sponsor. If you are arriving
after 8 pm you will need to call us at 815-579-7606
for additional procedures. NOTE; DEPENDING UPON ARRIVAL
TIME YOU MAY BE CHARGED AN ADDIONAL CHECK-IN FEE
The Show will begin at 8:00 A.M. on Saturday, May 5th,
2012 with a mandatory exhibitors meeting, halter classes
will start after this meeting.
Class Information - Classes will follow the 2012 AOBA
Show Handbook Schedule by color and will alternate between
Suri and Huacaya, classes may be expanded and/or combined
based on the number of entries In accordance with the
2012 AOBA Show Handbook.
Entry Deadline - All entries must be postmarked, faxed,
or transmitted on-line by midnight, April 25th, 2012.
A late fee of $10.00 per class will be assessed for
all entries received after the above date. LATE FEES
WILL BE ENFORCED! No refunds or substitutions will be
made after May 1st, 2012. NO ENTRIES ACCEPTED AFTER
May 1st, 2012.
Class Fees - $45 per entry which shall include the
$6 AOBA fee per alpaca entered. A $75 farm fee will
be assessed for exhibitors who are not members of the
AOBA Show Division.
Requirements - Alpacas must be at least 6 months of
age by May 5th, 2012 and have a microchip inserted.
The microchip number must be listed on the ARI Certificate,
the bar code label from the microchip or legibly hand
written is acceptable. A copy of the ARI Registration
certificate must accompany the entry, for any clarifications
or questions contact the Show Superintendent.
Color Designations - Determined by using the current
ARI Color Chart and the AOBA Show Division Handbook
color definitions. Color/Compliance Checking - Color
and Compliance, including fiber length check, verification
of all entries will be done prior to show time.
Entries - Must be made in the name of the current registered
owner as per the ARI registration certificate. If the
alpaca is being purchased and the ARI registration certificate
is not yet transferred to the new owner's name a "Owner
of Record for Show Entry Form" must accompany the ARI
Registration Certificate and entry form. Forms are available
under the Apps and Forms button. The 2012 AOBA Exhibitor
Disclosure must accompany your entry please click
here for a downloadable copy of the form.
Group Classes - Offered are Get of Sire, Produce of
Dam, Breeder's Best Three, and Bred and Owned Yearling
and will follow the AOBA rules. Alpacas entered in a
group class must be eligible and entered in their respective
Health Requirements will be checked upon arrival.
All alpacas entered in or present at show must be negative
for BVDV by a PCR or VI (If VI prior to 1/1/2010) lab
test and said negative results shall be indicated on
the Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI)- Health
Papers with the date of test, the lab that performed
the test and the testing method. Bring a copy of your
CVI for your Show Superintendent, as they are required
to keep a copy. All alpacas entering the grounds must
have a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection issued within
30 days of the last day of the event and this certificate
must have the alpaca's name and matching microchip number.
Stall & Farm Displays:
Farm display stalls will use the small stall at the
There are many opportunities to volunteer for the show
and they can be enjoyable and rewarding experiences.
Contact any of the staff members for information.
This year I-80 AlpacaFest is offering an opportunity
to sponsor the show in several different ways. There
will be three levels of Sponsorship: Gold, Silver and
Bronze. You will also have the opportunity to sponsor
Color Classes, which include a Class, the Color Reserve,
and the Color Champion. You will be allowed to choose
your color and gender preference and we will accommodate
as best as we can.
This year we will also be continuing our "Hospitality
Sponsorship" package for $100 with a limit of five available.
Check out the Sponsorship page for additional information
about these packages.
Cost of Sponsorship: Hospitality $100; Bronze $500;
Silver $750; Gold $1000
Class Sponsorships $50
Reserve or Championship Classes $60
We will not be printing a "Show Book" for this event
but will instead be handing out packets to both exhibitors
and the public. Should you wish a flyer or pamphlet
to be included it must be received by us no later than
Thursday April 26th, please limit size to 8.5"x11" and