In a state famous for its hogs, another breed of four-legged farm animal is taking the center stage this weekend in central Iowa. The Heartland Llama Show is underway at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds in Webster City through Sunday. The fair’s Holly Myers says there are a variety of classes competiting.

Kids through adults are showing their animals, while many people will dress themselves and their llamas in costumes. One highlight will be an obstacle course that weaves through the arena. Myers says llama farmers from all across the Midwest will be at this event to showcase the animal with South American roots.

People decorate their stalls, telling all about their farms and their llamas, while there will also be a shearing demonstration. For more information, call (515) 832-1443.

By Pat Powers, KQWC, Webster City