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IAOBA - Rail Splitter Alpaca Show

General Information

Vendor Information

The Show will be held in the quaint Exposition Building at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. Constructed in 1894, the building features iron framing, brick walls and segments arched windows. This historic structure is the perfect venue for you to market your products! Attendees of alpaca shows include alpaca owners, prospective proprietors, animal enthusiasts, fiber artists, and the public at large. In addition, admission is free!

Don’t miss out on this exciting, unique opportunity!


- $75 for 1 booth space (includes 1 table and 2 chairs)
- $100 for 1 ½ booth spaces (includes 2 tables and 2 chairs)
- $125 for 2 booth spaces (includes 3 tables and 2 chairs).
- Bonus: Electricity is included in this fee!

Additional Information:

- Set up will be held on Friday, March 21st, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Vendors are expected to remain set up during the entire show. Tear down will occur at 2 p.m. Sunday or at the conclusion of the show.
- Vendor Bucks will be distributed to our show sponsors and volunteers, resulting in increased sales volume for you!
- Booth spaces will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Sign up early to be included in the Show Book (date tba!).
- All applications will be subject to the approval of the IAOBA Board of Directors.

Health Regulations

All animals brought to the venue are required to have a general health certificate from your vet within 30 days of the last day of the show. The following information must be indicated on the CVI:

- Full ARI registered name
- ARI number
- All animals must be micro chipped
- Per the 2015 show rules (Part 8 - Section 1-C): “All alpacas entered in or present at the show must be tested for BVDV using the PCR test. One test in the lifetime of the alpaca is sufficient to ensure that it is not a Persistently Infected (PI) alpaca. The BVDV “negative” or BVDV “not detected” test result must be written on the Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI) along with the date of the test, the lab that performed the test and the testing method (PCR).”.

Bring a copy of your CVI for the Show Superintendent to keep with their show records.

Direct inquiries to:

Kim Tollers, Show Superintendent
(608) 543-3754

Stalling and Bedding Information

Stalling is based on a first come first served basis with Preferred Stalling provided to Sponsors, based on sponsorship level and entry date. Requesting group stalling with other farms may result in the adjustment of sponsorship placement.

Stalls are 10 X 10 on concrete floor and cost $150.00 each. Electricity is included. There is no limit on the number of stalls per farm, but only one stall may be used for a farm display with a limit of three alpacas per stall including cria.

If you would like to have an additional stall next to or near your alpaca stalls to use for a farm store vendor space, please make that request at time of registration. The discounted rate of $125 is available and is limited to ONE vendor stall per farm.

Fire code prohibits fans, chairs, supplies, etc. in the aisles. You will be asked to move items if not found in compliance.

One bag of bedding will be provided per stall. We suggest placing plastic mats over this bedding. Please see Barn Manager for additional bedding purchase.

If you wish to share stalls with another farm BOTH farms must make this request during online registration. No changes are allowed at check-in.

Direct inquiries to:
Bart Leinberger, Barn Manager
(217) 414-0266

Check-In and Vet Check Process

Check-in is Friday, March 21st, 2014 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Late check in: If unavoidably detained, please contact Kim Tollers at: (608) 543-3754 or Bart Leinberger at: (217) 632-2590. All alpacas are checked for microchips once in the facility. Have two copies of your CVI with microchip and ARI numbers with you at check in. If you are a major sponsor, all color compliance and check in is completed in your pen.

Important note regarding Microchip Numbers: Due to various microchip manufacturers, we are asking that if you have a reader other than the standard Avid universal reader, please bring that with you. If the chip cannot be read with our universal reader, and you do not have one available, your alpaca placed in a quarantine area and we will verify your alpaca as time permits. This is to keep the flow of traffic moving efficiently. Thank you for your understanding in this matter. You will be required to complete a new chip disclosure.

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