There are 2 different varieties of alpacas. These are the Suri alpacas. They have long shiny locks like very soft, slightly curly hair.
And these are the Huacaya (pronounced Wuh-kai-ya) alpacas. They are fluffy like teddy bears.
They use their ears to express emotion. This one was not happy about me taking its picture and turned its ears way down around behind its head.
There was also judging taking place here.
Another cute Suri face.
This alpaca and its owner were on their way back from the show ring.
Aren't they sweet looking? We were most surprised at the different sounds they make. Mostly a high-pitched humming, but we also heard one making some little rhythmic squeaky noises too.
Here's a Suri and Huacaya together and you can really see the differences in their fleece. (also note their ears......not liking the camera at all!)
And of course, there was yarn! Lots of yarn! This vendor was my first and last stop at the expo. And I bought this skein of beautiful blue yarn from her (400 yards!) You can't believe how soft it is.