Welcome To Rivendell Alpacas

Our Herd

Crystal and Rowan came back with us from California.  Then Crystal had a cria, and Rowan had a cria, and we bought Summer, and Summer had a cria.  Now we have many more.  They would all like to meet you.

Hats, Scarves, Etc.

We shear the alpacas once a year, and Jill makes felted hats and slippers and mittens from their fleece.  She weaves scarves from 100% alpaca yarn.  She also conducts half-day workshops where you can make your own hats and slippers and mittens, and learn the craft of felting.  More

About Alpacas

They originate from Peru and Bolivia and Chile, in the South American Andes mountains.  Their fleece is warmer and softer than wool.  They eat grass hay.  Their gestation period is just over 11 months.  They’re related to camels.  More

Alpacas For Sale

We’ve been building our alpaca herd and trading animals with other alpaca owners for several years, and now we’re offering the prize-winning results of our breeding program for sale.  Call us for prices, package deals, and special offers.

Schedule Of Events:

May 18, 2019, 1:00 PM thru 5:00 PM

Fiber Arts Day

Kishwaukee Valley Heritage Society, Genoa, IL

May 27, 2019, 9:00 AM thru 3:00 PM


Rivendell Alpacas

June 15 - 28, 2019

We’re on vacation!

June 29, 2019, 12:00 PM thru 4:00 PM

North Grove School Open House

26745 Brickville Road, Sycamore, IL

September 28 & 29, 2019, 9:00 AM thru 5:00 PM

Farm Days!

Rivendell Alpacas

November 9 & 10, 2019, 11:00 AM thru 3:00 PM

Heritage Prairie Farm

2N308 Brundige Road, Elburn IL


You can create your own event.  Call and set up a time to come and see us and our alpacas and our historic farm.  Take a felting class.  Bring a group to Rivendell.

We look forward to your visit.


© Gordon Muirhead 2013