HUNTERSVILLE – The 18th annual Rural Hill Sheepdog Trials and Dog Festival will be held Nov. 11-12. The gates open at 8 a.m. and admission costs $10 per person over the age of 13, $7 for children ages 5-12, and free for children 4 and younger.

The sheepdog trials will test how well handlers are able to command their dog to herd sheep through a series of gates into pens. There will be a sports demo area that will have agility, flyball and police dog demonstrations. Personal pets are welcome, but must remain on a leash. Visit for tickets and event information.