The 2022 Rural Hill Sheepdog Trials and Dog Festival will take place November 12th and 13th, 2022, at Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Road, Huntersville.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.
Fall is looking great around Charlotte, whether you’re looking for something spooky or totally kid-friendly! Check out our HUGE list of fall festivals, a big list of Halloween parties, Trick or Treat events, and our list of pumpkin patches, haunted trails and corn mazes!
One-day tickets were:
- Adults: $11
- Youth 5-12: $8
- Children under 5: Free
You can buy tickets online or at the gate.
In Sheepdog Trials, handlers have their dogs herd sheep through a series of gates and into a pen, using only voice and whistle commands to guide the dogs. Points are awarded based on how well the dog and their handler complete several phases of competition.
You can bring your dog to the festival (but not to compete.)
This festival features:
- United States Border Collie Handlers’ Association
- Carolina Dock Dogs
- Canine Agility Club
- Heritage Breed Livestock
- Hay rides
- Historic Craft and Cooking Demonstrations
- Food vendors
- Nature Trails
- Living history demonstrations in the 1760s cabin
- Pumpkin Chunkin’
- Corn Launchin’
- Kids’ activities
Learn about all the fall festivals in Charlotte, or look at a quick list of upcoming festivals here: