Putting on the Dog At Masterson Station

The Bluegrass Classic Stockdog Trials come to Masterson Station Park on May 13-17, marking more than 50 years of Border collie trials in the Bluegrass.

This competition, nearly identical to the one in the popular movie “Babe,” is one of the longest-running and most prestigious trials in the country, typically drawing top handlers from across the United States.

All ages will be a witness to the working relationship between Border collies and their handlers.

Admission is free and the trials run from dawn to dusk each day. Concessions are available. Dogs are welcome but must be leashed.

Info: www.bluegrassclassicsdt.com or (505) 867-1920.

In conjunction with the Bluegrass Classic Stockdog Trials, Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival will run May 16-17 at the Lexington Lion’s Club

Bluegrass Fairgrounds at Masterson Station Park, featuring the nation’s finest fiber artists.

Products and yard are for sale, and classes are available, including spinning, knitting, weaving, felting and more. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

The event also showcases the Sheep and Kentucky Agriculture community, featuring Kentucky Proud food products.

Admission is $3, children 12 & under are free. Workshop fees vary. Info: www.kentuckysheepandfiber.com.