Utah September 01, 2017
You Don’t Want To Miss The Coolest Utah Event Of The Year
Utah has lots of great festivals throughout the year, but one of the coolest is the Soldier Hollow Classic. Watch super smart pups compete in herding, agility and splash competitions, and enjoy the Utah Highland Games while you’re there, too. This event is happening this weekend, so don’t miss it!
The Soldier Hollow Classic draws crowds of around 30,000 people every year.
You can sit in the bleachers, or bring your own chairs, blankets and umbrella.
Make sure you leave your own pup at home, though. While service animals are allowed, other dogs are not because they can be too distracting to the animals competing in events.
The Sheep Run starts on Olympic Hillside, where the handlers and dogs must work to gather Rocky Mountain Ewes and bring them down a course into the gates. They have 13 minutes to complete the course.
Herding sheep is harder than it looks.
These hard-working pups are both smart and adorable.
Splash Dogs is a favorite event here.
Dogs come from all over the country to compete in the Splash Dogs event. The dogs compete for distance, jumping from a dock into the 40-foot pool. You won't believe how much air these guys catch!
Dogs also compete on the Agility Course. You'll be amazed at how intelligent, agile and quick these dogs are.
After seeing all these super cool canines, you might be ready to include a dog in your family.
Utah Animal Adoption Center will there September 1st - 4th with some lovable furry faces.
Wild Wonders will be there with a fun, educational program with rehabilitated animals that were rescued from the wild.
The program runs 45 minutes, three times a day on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
This year, the Utah State Highland Game State Championships will take place during the festival.
Nine athletic competitions run on Saturday and Sunday.
While you're there, visit the vendor booths and grab a snack or meal at the International Food Court.
You'll also find tons of fun activities for the kids: games, face painting, balloon artists and much more.
These pups are ready to show off their skills.... are you ready to watch?
You can buy tickets at the event, but if you purchase online, you'll get a free poster at the gate. For ticket prices and information,
Don’t miss this event – it’s one of the best all year! For more information and tickets, visit the
Soldier Hollow Classic website.
Have you attended the Soldier Hollow Classic in the past? Tell us about your favorite event!
For another great festival in September, check out
Melons Days in Green River.