Watch the 26th Annual Kingston Sheep Dog Trials Opening Ceremonies
- The William J. Henderson Foundation, which has returned this year following a very successful first year as a trials supporter. We are thrilled that they have once again chosen to support the trials and that they will be a part of our 25th anniversary celebrations.
- The Pittsburgh Community Benefit Fund ( PCBF) , which has funded the sheep rental and transport,( all 650 of them!) for several years. Without the sheep, there would be no trial, so we thank the Directors of the PCBF for their continued support.
- Celebrate Ontario , a grant initiated by the Ontario Government, which awards funding for event enhancements. This year, they saw fit to fund two new attractions, Ken Jen’s Celebrity Pig Races and The Chef Trials, along with some assistive hearing devices for use by spectators, and some path matting to make the site more accessible for people with mobility problems, wheelchairs and /or strollers.
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Welcome to the Annual Kingston Sheep Dog Trials
For over twenty-five years, the Kingston Sheep Dog Trials, held at the beautiful and spacious Grass Creek Park, have been one of Ontario's top seasonal events. The trials routinely attract more than 7,000 spectators, and we hope you will join the many loyal fans this year. In addition to the wonder of watching working border collies move sheep around a course, we have something for everyone: local artisans displaying their wares, great food vendors, and many canine and wildlife attractions. 20123 attractions will include a Birds of Prey show, Jungle Cats, flyball and agility dog demonstrations, K-9 unit demonstrations, a sheep to shawl competition and auction, and a sheep shearing demonstration. In addition, the city of Kingston offers visitors a beautiful waterfront, wonderful restaurants, and interesting downtown shops and attractions.