BYU students may find they have a few things in common with Napoleon Dynamite: a love for D.I., working jobs that seem to only pay a dollar an hour and, lastly, an odd relationship with llamas. While Napoleon had a love-hate relationship with his llama, Tina, some BYU students wait all year to attend Llama Fest in Spanish Fork.
“I love Llama Fest! Last year I was there for over two hours just enjoying the event,” said Amanda Ballard, a 21-year-old exercise science major from Edmond, Oklahoma. “It’s like a huge petting zoo for adults —except there’s only llamas.”
The 20th Annual Llama Fest will be held July 19 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Holy Krishna Temple. Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for children.
“BYU students always come out and support the llamas,” said Charu Das, coordinator for the Llama Fest. “We wanted to make Llama Fest a hands-on experience, geared for the public.”
Vendors will be selling rugs, jewelry, clothing and other crafts. Visitors can compete in obstacle courses and races with the llamas while enjoying live music and a variety of foods.
Llama Fest is also a fresh date idea. Forget fro-yo; show your date how cultured you are while enjoying the Llama Fest.
“This festival will show the llamas putting their best hoof forward,” Das said.