Laramie County Fair brings annual Alpaca show

Published: Jul. 29, 2020 at 6:36 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - The Laramie County Fair held its annual Alpaca show. Teens and adults got to put their animals to the test, not only showing them off, but putting them through different challenges such as an obstacle course and wearing costumes.

“I think it’s just really fun to show them, they’re a really fun breed to show and I think they’re cute whenever they get their fluffy coat,” Alpaca owner, Cierra Dicamillo said.

“Not a lot of people have them, not a lot of people know them, and it’s fun to show people them,” Alpaca owner, Ellie Swanson said.

Annual alpaca show at Laramie County Fair.
Annual alpaca show at Laramie County Fair.(KGWN)

According to some of the owners, alpacas need a constant water supply, and need to be fed grain, which does not pose too much of a challenge to owners.

“Taking care of an alpaca is not terribly difficult,” Swanson said. “They are herd animals, so they have to be around other alpacas.”

The main challenge was having a smaller crowd in this year’s show, due to coronavirus concerns. However, being a part of the fair still brought joy to the competitors and supporters.

“The fact that we get to compete and still show off our work makes it all worthwhile,” Alpaca owner, Taylur Dicamillo said.

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