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Fall 2017 Workshops & Events Schedule Now Available!

This fall the Dry Stone Conservancy will host two introductory workshops as well as one advanced level workshop and certifications for all levels.

Introductory Workshop – September 23-24 (Sat-Sun) : Fayette Co., KY – In this introductory level workshop participants will learn about historic rock fence restoration along a classic Kentucky thoroughfare.  More information about registration and payment can be accessed by clicking here.

Introductory Workshop – October 6-7 (Fri-Sat) : Fayette Co., KY – In this introductory level workshop participants will learn about historic cemetery wall restoration.  More information about registration and payment can be accessed by clicking here.

Certification Prep Workshop – October 18-19 (Wed-Thu) : Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill – This advanced level workshop is intended for those wishing to pursue DSC certification.  The workshop will be led by DSC Master Craftsman, Neil Rippingale.  More information about registration and payment can be accessed by clicking here.

Certification Exams – October 20 & 22 (Fri & Sun) : Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill – More information can be found here.  Payment can be made here.

Robert M. Brewer National Walling Competition – October 21 (Sat) : Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill – More information about this event can be found here.

DSC Fall 2017 Workshop Schedule & Registration Form

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10th Annual National Walling Competition – October 4th! Plus Other Dry Stone Boot Camp Activities . . .

Mark the date . . . Saturday, October 4, 2014 . . . for the Conservancy’s 10th Annual National Walling Competition to be held at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill near Harrodsburg, Kentucky.

Come join us for a day in the country to watch or participate in the nation’s only annual drystone walling competition which draws competitors from across America and beyond! At our most recent competition, 22 wallers from six states competed for top cash and tool prizes in novice, amateur and professional classes while restoring over 150 linear feet of historic rock fence in just 8 hours!

Drystone wallers interested in competing are invited to download the registration form from our website at www.drystone.org.

Dry Stone Boot Camp:
You may also be interested in participating in some or all of a series of activities that have collectively and affectionately been called Dry Stone Boot Camp by previous participants!

A Combined Introductory & Advanced 2-Day Workshop on October 1 & 2 (Wed/Thurs) will be offered at Shaker Village prior to the Competition. The workshop will give participants the opportunity to acclimate to Kentucky’s limestone and prepare themselves for the specifications required for the National Walling Competition on October 4 (Sat) and the Certification Exams on October 3-6 (Fri-Mon). Training in wallheads and retaining walls will also be covered during the 2-day workshop for the benefit of certification candidates. Continue reading 10th Annual National Walling Competition – October 4th! Plus Other Dry Stone Boot Camp Activities . . .