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The 2018 Rural Hill Sheepdog Trials and Dog Festival

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  • A fun filled festival running November 10 - 11 featuring the United States Border Collie Handlers’ Association, Carolina Dock Dogs, 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 November 10th and 11th for one of the area’s best known dog events, now in its twenty-third year! No other dog festival in the area can offer more fun or variety!

    Don't miss a thing! National Border Collie Shepherding Championships, Carolina Dock Dogs, Canine Agility Club Competitions and more will be held over the two day event! Also on hand: NC Beer and Wine, Heritage Breed Livestock, Hay Rides, Historic Craft and Cooking Demonstrations, Food Vendors, Shopping, Nature Trails, Living History, Pumpkin Chunkin', and much much more!

    Dog Sports demonstrations featuring the Greater Charlotte Shetland Sheepdog Club and others! 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!

The 2018 Rural Hill Sheepdog Trials and Dog Festival
  • 4431 Neck Road
  • Huntersville, NC 28078
  • Dates vary between November 10, 2018 - November 11, 2018
  • Rural Hill-Sheep Dog Trials
  • $8-$17