The Schedule

Sheep Dog Trials Schedule - August 5, 6 & 7 2016

Friday and Saturday, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, Sheep Dog Trials Competition

Sunday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Sunday, Double Lift Final (the top 17 dogs compete)
Bring your lawn chair and a sun shade if you have one, and
watch the drama unfold in the trials field.

Shade tents and an accessible seating area is available on a first come, first served basis

Schedule of Side Attractions

Note: All times listed are daily, unless otherwise noted.

Dog Lovers Days - Canine Adventure Lure Course / Health and Wellness Centre
9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $5/dog


Back by popular demand! Your dog becomes the agility star in the Dog Lovers Days canine lure course. Also meet Health and Wellness guru, Emily Devargas

Dog Lovers Days - Nutram Doggie Playzone
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

A playzone for your own dog, no charge to enter. Dogs must be accompanied by a ‘parent’!

Soper Creek Wildlife
10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. & 4 p.m.

Soper Creek Wildlife is an animal refuge for donated animals and those rescued from unfortunate circumstances. The animals that come under our care, join a team of Animal Ambassadors. Their mission: to teach children the importance of animal stewardship and backyard conservation. This message is embedded in Soper Creek Wildlife’s unique approach to bringing animal education to life.

Spectators will also learn about responsible pet ownership, and will be able to meet and greet some of the Animal and Pet Ambassadors after the presentation.

Visit more than two dozen craft and vendor booths in and around the big white tent. They offer a good mix of commercial prod¬ucts and hand-crafted items for you and your pet. Vendors are on-site all day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Market Place - Craft, Artisan’s and Vendor’s Fair
9:00 am-5:00 p.m.


Visit more than two dozen craft and vendor booths in and around the big white tent. They offer a good mix of commercial products and hand-crafted items for you and your pet. Vendors are on-site all day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sheep Shearing
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (on the half-hour)


Visit our sheep shearer, Geraldine Heffernan throughout the day to learn about the art of shearing . Geraldine loves to answer questions about her shearing techniques and she may let you give it a try!

Kingston Police K-9 Demonstrations
11 a.m.

Always a treat to watch, our local K9 unit and some of their friends will highlight the K9 side of policing with demonstrations of tracking, obedience, detection and apprehension skills

Rideau River DockDogs
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sponsored by Utilities Kingston and Clearwater


Is your dog a natural water dog? Enter your canine companion in the DockDogs competition – or just come to watch and be amazed! Not sure if your pet is into diving? Check out the ‘try Dockdogs sessions’ on Friday and Saturday or talk to any Dockdogs committee member.

Find the full schedule of dockdogs activities here.

Ready.. Set.. Go! Flyball Team
10 a.m., 1 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.

Ready Set Go will demonstrate flyball training progression from puppyhood to competition style, 4 dog races. This interactive demo will invite kids to assist with the demo, and finish up letting them race the dogs at the end - kids in 1 lane versus dogs in the other - always a popular option with the younger spectators.

If you think your dog might enjoy flyball, you can meet the team members after the demonstration. They will help you evaluate whether your dog is a possible flyball prospect and let them try it out. For the safety of the dogs, demos will not be able to take place on wet grass.

Visit the RSG website at www.rsgflyball.com.

Face Painting (by donation)
11:00 am-3:00 pm


All proceeds go to our local children’s theatre group The Not So Amateur Amateurs.

MacLachlan Woodworking Museum
Activity Center 9:30-4:00 p.m.

Visit the pavilion for demonstrations of woodturning and traditional wood craft all weekend long. You’ll find activities for all ages from wood carving and printmaking to antique tool restoration.

Spinning and Weaving Demos - Friday and Sunday – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
by members of the Kingston Handloom Weavers & Spinners Guild

Sheep-to-Shawl Competition – Saturday - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Shawl Auction – Sunday - 12:30 p.m.