Day Trip From Seattle: Vashon Sheepdog Classic

The Vashon Sheepdog Classic in 2015 took place on September 10th to 13th at Misty Isle Farms on Vashon Island, WA.   The competition happened Friday through Sunday, with Thursday being novice day.  Each handler and their dog has the same course to complete with 5 sheep.  They are allotted a certain amount of time to compete the course and are given a total amount of points to start off with.  If sections of the course aren’t completed, then points are deducted accordingly.  In addition, there was a Fiber Arts area set up with demonstrations and instruction about the various uses of wool.

Here are some photos of this fun day-long event!

Vashon Sheepdog Classic

Vashon Sheepdog Classic

Vashon Sheepdog Classic

Vashon Sheepdog Classic

Vashon Sheepdog Classic

Vashon Sheepdog Classic

Vashon Sheepdog Classic

Vashon Sheepdog Classic

Vashon Sheepdog Classic

Vashon Sheepdog Classic

Other tips:  Bring cash!  Bring a blanket or lawn chair and sunscreen!

More Information –

http://www.vashonsheepdogclassic.com/

In 2015, admission price was $8/person.  There was a shuttle bus from the ferry terminal for $2 each way.  I would highly recommend this over driving to Misty Isle Farms and trying to park.

Stay tuned to the website for information about the 2016 Vashon Sheepdog Classic!

*All photos are the property of Charlotte Moore, unless stated otherwise, and may not be used without written consent.

 

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