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For more information on llama/alpaca health requirements, call the Indiana State Board of Animal Health at (317) 544-2400 or visit BOAH’s website at

  2. Identification (ONE of the following)
    1. Physical description of the animal including: name, age, breed, color, gender, distinctive markings, cowlicks, scars, blemishes, biometric measures, etc.
    2. Digital photographs sufficient to identify the individual animal
    3. Official ear tag
    4. Tattoo
    5. USDA-approved electronic implant (microchip)
  3. Testing – No testing is required on any llamas or alpacas (camelid) for exhibition in Indiana.

Contact Us

Lauren Fenneman, Youth Educator
Purdue Extension Dubois County
505 W 5th Street 
P.O. Box 588
Jasper, IN  47547

Llama and Alpaca Exhibition General Rules

  1. All exhibitors, parents, and spectators will conduct themselves in a positive manner. They will be expected to conduct themselves in a manner as to set a good example for other 4‑H exhibitors and other spectators at the show. Impolite behavior, poor sportsmanship, disruptive actions, may cause disqualification and/or cause for personal removal from the grounds.
  2. To exhibit at the Dubois County 4‑H Fair, a 4‑H'er must complete and turn in an Indiana 4‑H Llama and Alpaca Ownership, Enrollment and Entry Form by May 15 via 4-H Online. (Unlimited number of animals may be enrolled)
  3. Use Google Chrome to access 4-H Online and any pictures uploaded need to be in jpeg format.
  4. Any animal exhibited must be shown and owned by the contestant, or owned in partnership with the contestant's father, mother, brother, sister, grandparent or legal guardian. Exception: Leased animals may be shown subject to approval of the extension educator in charge in the county from which the entry is submitted. Leasing is considered the equivalent of ownership of a 4-H project animal. The 4-H'er should be regularly involved in the care of the llama and alpaca regardless of where stabled and the 4-H'er should have exclusive show use of the animal during the 4-H lease period. Any animal whether owned or leased by the exhibitor must be on display at the fairgrounds DURING THE ENTIRE FAIR WEEK.
  5. Exhibition - Llama and Alpacas will be exhibition only until there are five to make a class. Potential classes could include showmanship and obstacle in hand.
  6. 4-H Council Livestock Committee – this group is the decision makers, review suggestions from species committees, review concerns and grievances from livestock individuals, set livestock dates, oversee and enforce rules, and procedures of the livestock program.

Llama and Alpaca Craft Exhibit Guidelines

Exhibit Introduction – Allows youth to learn life skills and grow in project knowledge while expressing creativity using llama or alpaca fiber.


State Fair Entries

3 entries per county; one per level


Overall Exhibit Guidelines: Youth may exhibit any art or craft using llama or alpaca fiber. 

Exhibitors should be considerate of space. Exhibits too large to safely move or requiring lots of space should be exhibited using photographs and a description of work in a notebook.


All arts and craft exhibits must include a 4-H Craft Information Card, 4-H 618A. This information card is to describe work completed so the judge can more accurately evaluate the exhibit. Craft information cards are for judging purposes only and will not be returned to the exhibitor.

 If multiple pieces make up the exhibit, a photograph of the complete exhibit should be attached to the exhibit so the total exhibit can properly be displayed. For safety purposes any craft exhibit that resembles a sword, knife, or look-a-like weapon will be judged but will not be displayed.

 Judges evaluating exhibits should recognize individual differences and creativity, therefore using information in this document as a guide rather than a requirement.


Exhibit Class Guidelines:

Beginner (grades 3-5 suggested)

Create and exhibit one age/grade appropriate artwork.

Intermediate (grades 6-8 suggested)

Create and exhibit one age/grade appropriate artwork.

Advanced (grades 9-12 suggested)

Create and exhibit one age/grade appropriate artwork.

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Don't Forget Your Craft Card

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Don't Forget Your Craft Card
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