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:

September 30-October 1, 2017, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Alpaca Farm Days

Rivendell Alpacas (That’s us!  Come and visit.)

November 11-November 12, 2017, 9:00am - 3:00pm

Heritage Prairie Farm Artisan Craft & Food Fair

2N308 Brundige Road, Elgin, IL

November 30-December 3, 2017

Lambs Farm Holiday Lights Craft Show

Arlington Park Racetrack

Mid-May, 2018, 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