FALCON HEIGHTS, Minnesota (FOX 9) – On day seven of the Minnesota State Fair, it’s all about the animals and, more importantly, the costumes. 4-She and their llamas and alpacas compete in a competition focused on the art of performing and fun.
“Everyone loves it so there are a lot of competitors. Very competitive,” said Faith White, a competitor from Nobles County.
Alpacas and llamas are only present at the state fair for about 48 hours, so they have to get down to business.
“It’s pretty serious, yeah, especially at the state fair there are so many people competing and so many people watching,” said Rylan Clark, a competitor from Mower County.
Just hours after arriving, they take part in what has become a signing contest when llamas and alpacas and the 4-Hers showing them off pretend it’s Halloween.
Renae Clark and his llama are Bob Ross and his painting. His brother Rylan hits the road to Star Wars.
“I’m going to be dressed as a clone trooper and she’s going to be an AT-AT walker,” said Rylan Clark.
White and his alpaca will be Eeyore and Winnie the Pooh.
“And I have a house for her because she’s Eeyore, so I made Eeyore’s house out of stakes and it was pretty hard to have her here in one piece!” said Blanc.
While the costume contest is fun, it’s also pretty serious.
“Cover their legs completely, that’s more points and if you completely cover their face so they can’t see, that’s more points too,” said Renae Clark.
The aim is to show how well trained alpacas and llamas are.
“Know what you’re doing, know why you’re getting points and have fun with it,” said Rylan Clark.