Alongside the main draw, there will be a variety of activities steeped in Colorados rich ranching/pioneer history, from saddle-making and weaving demonstrations to a petting farm, seminars on dog handling and an art contest focusing on sheepdogs and the event. Youll also find vendors selling authentic handmade crafts; plenty of food including pancake breakfasts and BBQs; and horsedrawn-carriage rides from downtown Meeker.
Tickets for the five-day festival are $30 for adults, $15 for kids eight to sixteen; single-day passes are $10 for adults and $5 for kids. Leave the pets at home, but bring sunblock, lawn chairs and binoculars to make sure you dont miss a moment of the action. Get more info, including directions, by calling 1-970-878-0080 or visit www.meekersheepdog.com.
Sept. 3-7, 2008