What’s going on during the trial?


FRIDAY night entertainment with 'Mic ar y meic' plus Karaoke. A great night guaranteed! £5 pay on entry at the main marquee.

Starts 7.30pm, Bar provided by Plas Coch Hotel, Bala. 'Posh Nosh' onsite for delicious takeaways.







Flintshire Vintage & Classic Tractor Society will be at our venue.

Come along and see their vintage tractors.    










Our caterers are 'Posh Nosh' from Dolgellau.

Food will be served in the main marquee with an outdoor trailer for those wanting to grab a quick bite.







Freedom Of Spirit Trust Border Collies

Meet our experts

In our expert's corner will be Barbara Sykes and colleagues from The Freedom of Spirit Trust for Border Collies, which she founded. They will be giving information on trialling, advice on dog training and behaviour, and demonstrations of lead walking techniques. 

Barbara has written a range of books which will be available to buy. 



The Freedom of Spirit Trust is dedicated to the welfare and future of the Border Collie. Its aims are to promote a better understanding of the breed and its needs. The trust is based at Mainline Border Collie and Behavioural Centre. As well as being a rescue kennels there is also a behavioural unit and sanctuary is given to needy, old, infirm dogs or those in neeed of rehabilitation or a healing time. The trust is a charitable organisation and depends on donations to undertake its work. 







Llysfasi Stickmakers will be giving a demonstration in the art of stickmaking over the three days.

Visit Les Edwards and guild members in our craft tent to chat and be tempted to treat yourself to a unique Welsh handmade stick!










Shirley McGauty Pastel Artist, Member of ForVart a group of FVACN members will be in the craft tent on Saturday 11th August.







Places to Visit

To Do: www.guidenorthwales.com/north-wales-borders-vale-of-clwyd

A great site with lots of information about the area, walks, places to visit and lots more. The estate is located in the Clwydian Range.

Zipworld:                          www.zipworld.co.uk

The longest and fastst zip wires in Europe, plus 'Bounce Below' the ultimate trampoline experience - inside a mountain! - Travel time approx 45 minutes.

Chester Zoo:  www.chesterzoo.org
There are over 15,000 of the world's most exotic and endangered animals to discover in 125 acres of award-winning gardens - travel time approx 35 minutes.
Surf Snowdonia: www.surfsnowdonia.com
A perfect lozenge-shaped fresh-water lagoon, roughly the size of six football pitches, set in the lush, green Conwy Valley in the lee of the Snowdonia mountains. Breathe it in, it's clean, it's fresh, it's wild and it's beautiful - travel time approx 45 minutes.
Craft Centre:  www.afonwen.co.uk
Craft and Antiques Centre, Restaurant. CH7 5UB