Vashon Island Dog Trials Celebrates 10th Anniversary

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Vashon Sheepdog Classic announces 10th Anniversary of 2019 sheepdog trials running Thursday June 6 through Sunday June 9, 2019 at Misty Isle Farms on Vashon Island.  On over 30 acres of breathtaking fields at majestic Misty Isle Farms, top sheep herding teams from across the country participate in the largest event of its kind on the West Coast.

Trials tickets available are at BrownPaperTickets.com starting April 1, 2019. Advance tickets are required for all days and events. Lecture tickets available on Vashon Center for the Arts webpage (www.vashoncenterforthearts.org). $15 general admission Friday, Saturday, Sunday, or a 4-Day Event Pass for $25. Thursday Pay-What-You-Will,  benefitting Vashon Maury Island Community Food Bank.  Kids 10 & under and well-behaved dogs are FREE*. Shuttle bus service from the north and south end ferry dock: $5 round trip.

The 2019 Guest Speaker is Patricia McConnell, PhD, speaking Saturday, June 8 at 7:00PM at Vashon Center for the Arts and Sunday at 2:00pm at Misty Isle Farms. Enjoy local fare, fiber arts, and other artisan crafts and a highly regarded national competition. Event proceeds benefit island organizations working on enrichment of education and health for Vashon youth. There is no other herding event that embraces the history and beauty of this sport quite like the Vashon Sheepdog Classic.