The Schedule

Sheep Dog Trials Schedule - August 10, 11 & 12 2017

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 20 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 - Canadian Canine Lure Course
9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Run your dog through the best “lure” course around and see if your family pet can become an agility star!

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.


Canine Bark Camp
12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. daily


Take your dog to bark camp! Using drills and positive reinforcement, work as a team with your dog to practice specific skills such as Stay and Recall, Heel, Leave It, and more. Bring your dog for this one!

Ask a Trainer:
9a.m. to 5p.m. daily


Do you have questions about your dog’s behavior or need some extra help with training? Ottawa Bark Camp will be on site all weekend to answer your questions. Find them in the marketplace when they aren’t running the Canine Boot Camp.


Kingston Police K-9 Demonstrations
11 a.m.

Catch a glimpse of the world of policing as you watch the Kingston Police K-9 Unit perform criminal apprehension and obedience demonstrations, narcotic searches and more!

Rideau River DockDogs
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Is your dog a natural water dog? Enter your canine companion in the DockDogs competition – or just come to watch and be amazed! Check out the “try it” sessions for your dog.

Horsemanship Demos
10:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m. daily


Perfect for horse lovers, watch in awe as Ron Pyne demonstrates his Horsemanship expertise with his two horses, Rambler and Ongodoro.

Kingston Police – Mobile Engagement Trailer and Obstacle Course
Friday and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Considering a career and policing? New this year, learn about the world of policing at the Mobile Engagement Trailer and give the police obstacle course your best shot!

Face Painting (by donation)
11:00 a.m.-3:00 pm


Come and get your face painted for a good cause. All proceeds go to our local children’s theatre group: The Not So Amateur Amateurs

MacLachlan Woodworking Museum
Activity Center 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Visit the pavilion to find activities for all ages from wood carving and printmaking to fun kid’s crafts.

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 - 1:00 p.m.

Pet Fashion Show
Saturday, 3:00 p.m.
Watch your pets strut their stuff at the Pet Fashion Show. Register by contacting
chughes@cityofkingston.ca.

Blacksmith Demos
daily from 10am-5pm at the pavilion

NEW THIS YEAR! Absolute Agility
Absolute Agility will be performing three exciting demonstrations daily for you and your pooch to enjoy! And if you think your dog has what it takes, after each show they can try their paw at in it the Try-it Agility session! All skill levels and breeds are welcome and encouraged. You never know, your dog might be the next agility all-star!

NEW THIS YEAR! R.C. Stevenson and Father - Pure Ontario Honey
Ever wonder about how honey is made? Or about the work of a bee keeper? Will come to the festival and find out from Bob Stevenson - Bee Keeper Extraordinaire. He will be displaying bee keeping items, including half a hive! Come and find out what all the buzzzz is about, and pick up some of his delicious honey while you’re there!

NEW THIS YEAR! John Walker (Artisan and general blacksmith, Fallen Willow Forge)
Owner/Blacksmith of Fallen Willow Forge located in Mount Albert Ontario. Fallen Willow Forge was built primarily to make forged steel details, tools and structural components for a log home my wife and I are building. Now, most of the forge time is spent creating interior forge finished decor pieces. In the near future Fallen Willow Forge will provide workshop opportunities for people to experience blacksmithing first hand. During the demos you will see many basic techniques used by blacksmiths past and present to draw, cut, pierce and bend steel into a desired form.

NEW THIS YEAR! Chainsaw Carving Artist - Levi Caya
Levi Caya is a very talented chainsaw carver. From his childhood days in the Brancroft area watching his grandfather carve birds, Levi has gone on to international fame as a respected carver, placing highly in carving festivals in Germany and Poland. We could not be more excited to have him demonstrating this talent at this year's festival!

NEW THIS YEAR! Strongman/woman Demos
On both Saturday and Sunday Clydsale Strongman Group will be performing demonstrations. Come and be entertained by the amazing feats of strength and learn about some of the colourful history of the Strongman/woman with lots of opportunity for interaction with the athletes.

Furry and Fabulous Pet Fashion Show
Is your pet a star? Come and let them shine at this year's Furry and Fabulous Pet Fashion Show on Sunday August 12th! All animals are welcome and encouraged to participate. Let your pet decide from their favorite outfit from home or borrow something new from our large pet clothing collection. Register today by emailing chughes@cityofkingston.ca