Save the Date: Rural Hill Sheepdog Trials and Dog Festival

Published Friday, November 3, 2017 11:59 pm
by (Bill Russell)

SheepdogTrialsHUNTERSVILLE, NC: Save the Date to join Historic Rural Hill for their 23nd Annual Sheepdog Trials and Dog Festival the weekend of November 11-12! Hours of the event are 10am-5pm Saturday and 10am to 4pm on Sunday and will have judged Sheepherding competitions, agility demonstrations, and so much more! This year?s festival will feature the United States Border Collie Handlers? Association, Carolina Dock Dogs, and the various dog sports demos. 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?, kid?s activities, and much more!

This is one of Rural Hill?s only events where you can bring your furry family member to the 265-acre farm! It is asked that your dogs be well behaved and leashed at all times. No outside food or drinks, as food vendors will be on-site.

Tickets for this event are $11 for adults (13+) and $8 for children (5-12). Children under 4 years old are admitted free of charge. Tickets are available at the gate or online by visiting Please bring cash for those vendors that do not take cards. This event will take place rain or shine. For more information, directions, and event information visit

Bonus Save the Date: Oyster Roast Benefit Dinner on Sunday, November 19! Baskets of Oysters will be on sale for $10. Orders must be placed online prior to the event. A Silent Auction will also be taking place to help raise money to support Historic Rural Hill?s Educational Programming. For more information, visit

Celebrating more than 250 years in history? Rural Hill is the former homestead of Major John and Violet Davidson. The 265-acre site is maintained and promoted by Historic Rural Hill Inc. and features annual events such as the Loch Norman Highland Games, the Rural Hill Amazing Maize Maze, the Rural Hill Sheepdog Trials, and the NC Brewers and Music Festival. Historic Rural Hill Inc. is a non-profit organization supported through membership and donations, and with proceeds from its events utilized for the preservation of Historic Rural Hill and its education efforts. For more information on events or for financial support accepted securely online, please visit