Soldier Hollow Classic Sheepdog Championship & Festival
September 2-5, 2022
Stay tuned to this website for 2022 event information as it becomes available!
Join us once again for four days of family fun and exciting competition at the Soldier Hollow Nordic Center, featuring the world’s top sheepdogs and handlers. Watching world-class sheep dogs at work will take your breath away – but that’s just the beginning at the Soldier Hollow Classic Sheepdog Championship & Festival! Since 2003, the Soldier Hollow Classic has been an exciting showcase of the human-canine bond – luring thousands of spectators annually to Midway to catch these dogs and handlers in action.
Go to About Us or click the button below for our location and contact information.
Thank you to our Sponsors!!
Frequently Asked Questions
Due to the nature of this event and the large crowds, spectator animals are not allowed. Only animals involved in the Sheepdog Competition, animal-based demonstrations, and service animals will be allowed access into the event.
We have lots of delicious food and beverages at the event provided by our vendors and we urge you to support them. For specific needs, you may bring your own, but NO ALCOHOL can be brought into the venue. There is a Beer Garden at the Event.
Oh, so many! There is a Petting Zoo (new this year), Face Painting, Hula Hoops and Corn Hole toss. Children also love the animal and bird demonstrations such as herding, shearing and agility dog demos, raptor demos, duck herding and the K-9 Police dogs that occur daily. Check out the Festival/Vendor Page and Schedule to see more activities and information.
Click on SCHEDULE above in the menu to see the Competition and Festival daily schedules. The Run Orders (to be published by August 10) will also show the approximate time when each dog runs.
Great question – and the answer is yes to both! There are many bleachers, both covered and open. There is also a limited area for lawn chairs, first come first served, daily. Please do not block anyone’s view with your umbrella – thank you!
There is a very limited amount of space for a few small (under 10×10 please) shade/shelters on the east end of the competition field, allowing space for lawn chairs in front. This is limited, cannot remain overnight, and on a first come first served basis. Please work together – do not block your neighbor – thank you!
The Utah Highland Games Championship, Saturday and Sunday only from noon – 5pm, represents a traditional Scottish sporting event predating recorded history. Events in the games include Braemar Stone and Open Stone, 56 lb. heavy weight and 28 lb. light weight for distance, heavy hammer and light hammer, weight over bar, sheaf toss and caber.
Oh darn, you’ve missed it. Dogs are limited to two sponsorships per dog, and are sold out as of the first week of August. Take a look at the competitors by clicking ‘Meet the Dogs’ button. You can also become a corporate sponsor or help us out next year … Thank you!
The deadline is on their availability, and as of 8/10, all great competitors have sponsors – thank you! Sponsorships purchased after August 8 will not be reflected in the Event Program. They will be announced when your dog runs and will also be posted on this website in the Run Order along with the your dog.
Click on ‘Meet the Dogs’ for information about each handler and dog (and a picture of the dog). General information about Border Collies and the competition can also be found on the “Border Collies” and “Competition” pages.
Absolutely. Contact our Festival Manager, Judy! There is more info and an email button on the ‘About Us’ page.
Tickets sold online are discounted from tickets sold at the gate, and are available up until 7:59 a.m. of the day of event that you are purchasing. Purchase Here. Tickets at the gate are on a credit or debit card basis only — no cash sales.
You may wish to bring some cash, however most vendors accept credit/debit cards. There will be an ATM on site for your use. Tickets purchased at the gate are credit/debit cards only, no cash purchases for tickets.
Parking is included in the ticket price.
Absolutely but it is credit/debit cards only. NO CASH SALES for tickets.
The Event is rain or shine. Tickets purchased for Friday are discounted so may not be used on another day. Tickets purchased either online or at the gate for Saturday, Sunday and Monday can be used any day. Once you enter the event, that is your day! No refunds for weather. BUT FYI – the dogs run great in the rain!
Bring a full water bottle, sunscreen, a good hat, good walking shoes and sunglasses for sure! Lawn chair seating is limited, and first come first served daily. Plenty of bleachers including covered bleachers exist for a great view! Binoculars are not necessary as there’s a great view of the entire hill, but having them gives you a close up view of what goes on at the top when the dog first introduces itself to the sheep. This is a very family friendly event, bring your children or grandchildren. Oh, and bring a camera!