We were so excited to go to Soldier Hollow Classic today. Swiss Days was in full swing, the roads were lined with cars, so if you're planning on attending Swiss Days, go early! Soldier Hollow is just a few miles from Swiss Days and there are signs along the way to help you find your way. When we arrived, we could hear the bag pipe playing and people cheering.
I'm a wannabe farmer at heart and Babe is one of my all time favorite movies "Ba-Ram-Ewe". So when I heard about Soldier Hollow Classic (Sheepdog competition) I literally gasped out loud. I didn't know these things took place in Utah! I HAD to go!
It was everything I imagined! These dogs were absolutely incredible. Oh, and check out those leaves!
As soon as one dog finished, another one started, they were back to back competitions all day. So you can show up anytime and won't miss anything.
Luckily they had food trucks because the kids were getting hangry (angry and hungry).
The first two trucks looked good so we went no further. Poutine Your Mouth was first, we got fries with poutine.
Poutine (/puːˈtiːn/; French: [putin], Quebec French:[put͡sɪn] ( listen)) is a Canadian dish, originating in the province of Quebec, made with french fries and cheese curds topped with a light brown gravy-like sauce
We got one "loaded" like a bake potato, think bacon, sour cream, green onions. The second we got "Baa-Ram-Ewe" duh! Lamb with curry and sheese curd? How could we resisit? These fries were A-mazing! The curry, the curd... the perfect combo, so glad we got them.
Next we hit up 8th Street Catering for... lamb. Again. It was roasting right infront of us, basically leaving us no choice but to eat it.
We got a dinner plate with rice, salad and lamb, and a gyro. I can never get enough of that tender gyro meet and the the kids really loved the lamb. 2 thumbs up!
It was crazy windy, but that didn't stop the kids from playing games.
There was a wild animal tent set up with an eclectic collection of critters from parrots and raccoons to pigs and bunnies.
I could have stayed all day but Berdee(1yr) was tired and you don't mess with a tired baby. We watched a couple more shows before baby melt down, then headed straight home to watch Babe as a family. That'll do Pig, that'll do.
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JUST A REMINDER: SPECTATOR'S DOGS ARE NOT ALLOWED
Sunscreen or a hat, there is no shade
It was super windy, so sunglasses would have been helpful