Vashon Sheepdog Classic

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Name: Vashon Sheepdog Classic
Date: June 6, 2019 - June 9, 2019
Event Description:

Vashon Sheepdog Classic 10th Anniversary

Join us as people from all over the world flock to Vashon to enjoy the fascinating world of the working sheepdog. The Vashon Sheepdog Classic is the most attended herding event on the West Coast and is held on the breathtaking rolling meadows of Misty Isle Farms.

Come and enjoy local fare, fiber arts, and other artisan crafts while you experience this highly regarded national competition. The Vashon Sheepdog Classic gifts the proceeds from the event to island nonprofit organizations that focus on the enrichment of education and health for Vashon youth. 

Advanced Tickets Required


We are honored to present a very special guest: Dr.  Patricial McConnell will be joining us on Vashon.   Dr. McConnell will be speaking on the field Sunday June 9th and at the Vashon Center for the Arts Saturday night.  

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
Thursday--COME SUPPORT THE FOOD BANK!
  • 8:00 a.m. - Gates open
  • 7:00 a.m.-Handler meeting
  • 7;30 a.m. - Nursery Class #1 (dogs under 2 years of age)
  • 11:00 a.m. - Pro-Novice Competition and Nursery Class #2 combined
  • Please note the dogs will be competing all day.  We should be ending around 5pm Thursday
Friday (all times approximate)
  • 7:00 a.m. - Gates open
  • 6;30 a.m. - Opening of trials & handlers' meeting
  • 7:00 a.m. - Open Competition #1 begins(Dogs will compete all day)
  • 10:00 a.m. - All vendors open for business
  • 10:00 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Fiber Arts Village demonstrations
  • 11:00 a.m. - Spirit Garden opens?
  • 11:00 a.m. - Sheep shearing demo with Pierre Monnat (also 2:00 p.m.)
  • 2:00 p.m. (time approximate) - Bagpiping as fresh sheep are released and moved up the hill (south to north)
  • 5:30 p.m. - Close of day's competition
Saturday (all times approximate)
  • 7:00 a.m. - Gates open
  • 6:30 a.m. - Handlers' meeting
  • 7:00 a.m. - Open Competition #2 begins-Dogs will compete all day!
  • 10:00 a.m. - All vendors open
  • 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Fiber Arts Village demonstrations
  • 11:00 a.m. - Sheep shearing demo with Pierre Monnat (also 2:00 p.m.)
  • 11:00 a.m. - Spirit Garden open
  • 1:00 p.m. - Awards from Friday; bagpiping as fresh sheep are released and moved up the hill (south to north)
  • 1:15 p.m. - Panel Discussion with Julie Forbes
  • 2:00 p.m. - Sheep shearing demo with Pierre Monnat
  • 2:00 p.m. (time approximate) - Bagpiping as fresh sheep are released and moved up the hill (south to north)
  • 5:00 p.m. - Close of day's competition & last shuttle bus to the Vashon ferry terminal for the Fauntleroy or Southworth bound ferries as well as the Talequah ferry to Tacoma
Sunday (all times approximate)
  • 7:00 a.m. - Gates open
  • 6:30 a.m. - Handlers' meeting
  • 7:00 a.m. - Open Competition #3 begins (Dogs will compete all day)
  • 10:00 a.m. - All vendors open
  • 10:00 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Fiber Arts Village demonstrations
  • 11:00 a.m. - Spirit Garden open
  • 1:00 p.m. - Awards from Saturday
  • 1:15 p.m. -Meet the Border Collie--Discussion with Julie Forbes
  • 2:00 p.m. (time approximate) - Bagpiping as fresh sheep are released and moved up the hill (south to north)
  • ?5:00 p.m. - Close of competition & last shuttle bus to the Vashon ferry terminal for the Fauntleroy or Southworth bound ferries as well as the Talequah ferry to Tacoma

 
Location:
Misty Isle Farms
SW 220th. & Old Mill Road SW.
 
Date/Time Information:
Thursday June 6th through Sunday June 9th.
See Schedule of Events for specific times for events.
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