Every year, hundreds of alpacas and alpaca enthusiasts, as well as fiber art enthusiasts, gather for the Illinois Alpaca Owners and Breeders Association Rail Splitter Alpaca Show. This year's show will be a doubleheader! TWO alpaca shows, the Rail Splitter Alpaca Show and the Inaugural Illinois Alpaca and Fiber Fest, will take place at the Historic Illinois State Fairgrounds on April 21 and 22. What better way to learn more about the alpaca industry than to talk tothe breeders and meet their alpacas face-to-face, all under one roof? This is your opportunity. And it's FREE! Hours are: Saturday, April 21 – 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sunday, April 22 – 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Alpacas will be featured in the show ring competition, comprised of classes judging conformation and fleece quality in many categories. Throughout the weekend, artisans will showcase alpaca fiber and examples of felting, fiber arts and more. Vendors and farm displays will sell the latest alpaca fashions and hand-crafted items.