Many people have been asking what our plans are for Llama Magic now that Shepherds Harvest is moving to a different weekend, upping their vendor fees to $150 and charging the public $5 per person to enter the fairgrounds. While we understand they feel the need to focus on higher end sales, Llama Magic remains committed to its original mission of providing an affordable marketplace for smaller producers and fiber operations. We also feel it important to keep Llama Magic family friendly and open to people of all economic means so they can learn about our great animals and their fabulous fiber.
Next year marks Llama Magic’s 20th anniversary, and we hope to make it a real celebration by hosting Llama Magic & Fiber Friends on Mother’s Day weekend, May 10-11, 2014. We are inviting smaller fiber producers and fiber artists to join us that weekend. We are charging $60 for a 10’ by 10’ vendor space with the possibility of tented outdoor spaces if needed. We also feel having animals in the barns is very important because they help the public make a real connection between our fiber products and the special animals that provide that fiber. It’s also part of what makes us family friendly.
We are now accepting registrations on a first come, first served basis. You will find the 2014 registration form for Llama Magic & Fiber Friends at the bottom of this page along with the link to Minnesota State Form ST19. If you have any questions, or if you would like to be added to our e-mail list, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Llama Magic Committee
Llama Magic is the oldest private treaty sale of llamas and alpacas in the Midwest and includes llama and alpaca farms from throughout Wisconsin and Minnesota offering their animals for sale Mother’s Day weekend in the Cattle Barn at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Lake Elmo, Minnesota. Llama and alpaca fiber in all forms—yarn, roving, carded batts, raw fleece—is for sale, and vendors also offer a wide variety of other products including gifts, artwork and clothing.
Llama classes are offered Saturday—from Llamas 101 to cart driving to fiber classes—and a county fair level llama and alpaca show for youth and novice adults is held on Sunday. Shearing services are available for those who would like their llamas or alpacas sheared, and a fleece contest awards ribbons to winning fleece entries.
This site will be a communication tool for both participants and the general public. We will spotlight sale animals, and you will be able to print registration forms, show and fleece contest forms and promotional flyers.