It’s doggone fun! Kingston Sheep Dog Trials Festival returns to Grass Creek Park next month - It’s doggone fun! Kingston Sheep Dog Trials Festival returns to Grass Creek Park next month

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null It’s doggone fun! Kingston Sheep Dog Trials Festival returns to Grass Creek Park next month

July 27, 2016 –

The Kingston Sheep Dog Trials Festival returns to Grass Creek Park for a weekend of doggone family fun! Named a Top 100 event by Festivals and Events Ontario, the Trials will take place Aug. 5 to 7 at Grass Creek Park, 2993 Highway 2 in Kingston. This year marks the 29th annual edition of the Trials. With 185 dogs and their handlers competing, it will be the largest festival of its kind in North America.

"Beautiful Grass Creek Park is the perfect setting for the Kingston Sheep Dog Trials Festival. Anyone who loves animals is sure to love the Trials. There is the thrill of watching the dogs compete and many other fun activities for families – and their canine pals – to enjoy," said Mayor Bryan Paterson.

New for this year is the free Nutram Doggie Playzone, a 4,000 square feet of off-leash area for supervised dogs. Back by popular demand is the canine lure course, where dogs chase a lure through an agility obstacle course.

The Kingston Sheep Dog Trials app provides full event details including shuttle bus schedules, running order and up-to-the-minute trial results. It can be downloaded for free from the app store of your preference or at http://bit.ly/ksdtapp. Event information is also available at www.KingstonSheepDogTrials.com

Buy tickets online or through the app before Aug. 4 and pay $10 per person, a savings of $5 off the price of admission. Tickets at the gate are $15 per person. Kids under 12 are free.

Travel to and from the Trials is easy with the free shuttle bus, departing from the Toys R Us parking lot, the Kingston Memorial Centre and the Marriott Hotel at Kings Crossing. Buses are dog-friendly as long as your dog is on a leash. Limited parking is available at Grass Creek Park.

Be sure to make attending the Kingston Sheep Dog Trials Festival part of your summer tradition!

About the City of Kingston

The City of Kingston provides municipal services to 125,000 residents living in this visually stunning, historic city, often ranked one of the best places to live in Canada. Kingston is focusing on being smart and livable as it pursues its vision to become Canada's most sustainable city. We focus on environmental responsibility, social equity, economic health and cultural vitality –ensuring that today's decisions don't compromise our future.  Please visit www.CityofKingston.ca and join the conversation on social media.

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Media contact: For more information call the strategic communications department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.

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