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:

March 22 thru March 25, 2018

Alpaca National Show

Peoria Civic Center, 201 S. Jefferson Ave., Peoria, IL

April 21 & 22, 2018

Railsplitter Alpaca Show

Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, IL

April 25, 2018

Geneva HS Spanish Class Tour

Rivendell Alpacas

April 28 & 29

Wisconsin Alpaca & Fiber Festival

Washington County Fairgrounds, West Bend, WI

May 28 (Memorial Day), 9:00am - 3:00pm


Come join us for our annual alpaca shearing. You can just watch, or, if you want to help, call or email a few days ahead of time and we’ll give you a job!  And the farm store will be open. 


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