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The 20th Annual Llama Fest at ISKCON Spanish Fork, Utah

By: for ISKCON News on June 27, 2014

What: The 20th Annual Llama Fest

When: Saturday July 19, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM MDT

Where: Krishna Temple, 8628 S. State Rd., Spanish Fork, UT 84660 

In their native Peru, Chile, and Bolivia, llamas carry heavy loads over terrain, which is impassable to motorized vehicles. They are the trucks of the Andes. In America, life is much easier where they have become popular for carrying camping gear on weekend hikes and day trips. Many have found a niche as sheep guards on the open range. Still others, like an RV purchased with good intentions but somehow never used, spend their lives simply munching grass and looking gorgeous and exotic to passers by.

Continuous live music and dance on the outdoor stage will come from Kausachun, Peru, Folklore Andean, the Desoto All Stars, and Mid Life Crisis.

Richard Christensen has been to every Llama Fest since 1995.  "Early on in the evening, it's nice to watch the llamas and their handlers. The llamas are well groomed, graceful, and gentle. It's like watching living art to the background music of the Andes. Towards dusk  the beat picks up and many of the younger folks, like myself, like to dance."

Food booths will offer such south of the border favorites as chili, nachos, emphanadas, braised vegetables with fried curd, bread pudding,  spicy wraps, and lemon mango fruit drinks.

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