• Dogs rule at Rural Hill this weekend


    Spend a fun fall weekend with your furry best friend at the 24th annual Rural Hill Sheepdog Trials & Dog Festival on Saturday and Sunday.

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    The event will feature the National Border Collie Shepherding Championships, the high-flying Carolina Dock Dogs, Canine Agility Club competitions and more.

    Rural Hill's 265 acres and open trails are available to explore. In addition, there will be hayrides, historic craft and cooking demos, food vendors, shopping, living history demonstrations in the 1760s cabin, pumpkin chunkin’ and kids activities.

    Food and beverage vendors,  including North Carolina beer, wine, and cider, will be on-site.

    The festival is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

    Tickets are available online or may be purchased at the gate.

    Single-day admission costs $11 for adults and $8 for children ages 5-12. Children age 4 and under are admitted free. Two-day tickets are also available.

    For more details, check out ruralhill.net.

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