Each Labor Day Weekend competitors and their sheepdogs (border collies) come from around to world to Soldier Hollow’s Olympic Hillside to test themselves against Utah’s legendery Rocky Mountain range ewes. These sheep are very wary of anything with four legs and a tail. One wrong move and they’re likely to turn and fight or scatter and head for the scrub oak at the top of the hill (there are no fences to keep them in). But these are the world’s best dogs and it’s up to them to reassure the sheep that all will be well if they just fall into line and do what is needed. This all happens while listening to detailed instruction, via whistles and calls from their master up to 400 yards away down the mountainside.
The fun just starts on the competition hillside. Our food court boasts Utah’s best fair food! You’ll find over a dozen meal booths with each offering a different menu, plus dessert and snack booths. There’s also entertainment with a special focus on keeping our younger spectators entertained.