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2019 Rural Hill Sheep Dog Trials & Harry Pawter Quidditch Tournament

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  • A fun filled festival running November 8-10 featuring the United States Border Collie Handlers’ Association, Carolina Dock Dogs, dog sports demonstrations, and more!

    What better way to wrap up the fall season than with your canine pal and several hundred of their new best friends? Bring your family, friends, and dog (or dogs) to the Rural Hill Sheepdog Trials and Dog Festival for one of the area’s best known dog events, now in its twenty-fifth year! No other dog festival in the area can offer more fun or variety!

    NEW! SATURDAY ONLY! Harry Pawter Quidditch Tournament! UNCC hosts a Quidditch Tournament that's gone to the dogs. Get your dog sorted into Hufflefluff, Ravenpup, Gryffindog, or Slobberyn. Enter them into the Harry Pawter Costume Contest, and watch college Quidditch at its finest. While you're there, grab some new Hogwarts gear from our vendors.

    Don’t miss a thing! National Border Collie Sheepherding Championships and Carolina Dock Dogs competitions will be held over the two day event as will the Dog Sports demonstrations and more! Also on hand will be North Carolina beer and wine, heritage breed livestock, hay rides, historic craft and cooking demos, food vendors, shopping, open trails, antique tractors, living history demonstrations in the 1760’s cabin, pumpkin chunkin’, corn launchin’, kid’s activities, and much more!

2019 Rural Hill Sheep Dog Trials & Harry Pawter Quidditch Tournament
  • 4431 Neck Road
  • Huntersville, NC 28078
  • Dates vary between November 8, 2019 - November 10, 2019
  • Rural Hill-Sheep Dog Trials
  • Prices vary for child/adult tickets and for single/multi-day tickets, see website for details