October 24th, 2015 (Saturday) – “Robert M. Brewer National Dry Stone Walling Competition” (open to all levels) – Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, near Harrodsburg, Kentucky.
Novice, Intermediate and Professional Classes – trophies, ribbons, tools and cash prizes!!! Spectators are welcome to bring a picnic and join us for an exciting day as contestants dismantle and rebuild several hundred feet of rock fence in only 8 hours!
For on-site lodging and more information about Shaker Village, go to www.shakervillageky.org.
Novice Class: Commonly regarded as a beginner’s class, having participated only in workshops and having little additional experience. Will be expected to take down and rebuild approximately 4 linear feet of 4-foot tall fence in 8 hours.
Amateur Class: Normally anybody who works part time in stone work and has a full time job outside of stone work. Will be expected to take down and rebuild approximately 5 linear feet of 4-foot tall fence in 8 hours.
Professional Class: Self-explanatory, anyone who earns their living from working with stone. Will be expected to take down and rebuild 7 linear feet of 4-foot tall fence in 8 hours.
Previous Winners Professional Class: Depending upon the number of registrants, we may add an additional class for those who have placed in the top 3-5 places in previous years.
Please Note: For all classes, the length of fence will be adjusted by the Competition Coordinator if the fence is other than 4 feet tall and/or if the site and stone conditions are unusual. The Competition Coordinator will reassign your requested competition class if your ability is known to be above that indicated on your Registration form.
Don’t forget to read the rules in the 2015 Walling Competition Registration Form.
Your $25 Competition Fee includes lunch, BBQ dinner, a T-shirt, a pre-measured section of wall in the class that best suits your ability and the opportunity to meet new friends and win great prizes!
Two weeks prior to the competition a map and directions will be sent to you along with the competition rules and fence specifications for the class you have entered.
If you compete in this event, please don’t forget to submit the workshop form that asks about your expectations and restrictions.
View an archive past competitions.