Alpacas strut their stuff
Hundreds of alpacas converged Saturday at the Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center for the Oklahoma Alpaca Holiday Blast Off.
Featuring alpacas from Oklahoma and across the U.S., the show is considered the largest Alpaca Owners Association halter and fleece competition in the regional southwest.
The animals were featured in the show ring competition, and visitors learned how alpaca fleece is processed into a variety of products. Dozens of vendors were on site selling their wares.
The show continues Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the expo center, 1700 W Independence St. in Shawnee.
To see more photos from the show, go online to Oklahoman. com.
ABOVE: An alpaca peers over its ribbons Saturday during the Alpaca Holiday Blast Off show at the Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center in Shawnee.
RIGHT MIDDLE, BOTTOM: Alpacas wait to be shown Saturday during the Alpaca Holiday Blast Off show.
Valerie Smith of the Double Diamond Ranch in Amarillo, Texas, prepares Remi for a showing Saturday during the Alpaca Holiday Blast Off show in Shawnee.