The BCCA sponsors a number of events during the year:

Affiliate Clubs: Please send your event information to the Bagpipes editor.

2018 BCCA Calendar of Events


BCCA Member of the Year Nominations Open
2 BCCA – Deadline for the January Bagpipes. FYI: Contact Michele Ritter.
13 BCCSC – Barn Hunt Event, Moorpark, CA.
15 BCCA – Deadline for return of Specialty judges preliminary ballots to the Treasurer
31 NCBCF – New Year Walk, Vallejo, CA.


1 BCCA – Deadline for ad reservations for the Beardie Bulletin. FYI: Contact Lillian Esposito.
15 BCCA – Deadline for final ballots for Specialty conformation judges due to membership for voting
15 BCCA – Deadline for nominations for Board positions to Nominating Committee


18 BCCCF – Winter Beardie Bounce, Lecanto, FL.
21 BCCA – Deadline for submissions for Member of the Year Award to Recording Secretary
30 BCCA – Deadline for final ballots for Specialty conformation judges returned to Treasurer
31 BCCSC – Specialty, Bakersfield, CA. Superintendent: Entries close March 14.
29–31 and 4/1 BCCSC – Supported Entries, Bakersfield, CA. Superintendent: Jack Bradshaw.


BCCA – Nominations for BCCA Officers and Directors announced to membership
20 NCBCC – Specialty, Maryland State Fairgrounds, Timonium, MD. Superintendent: MB-F.
22 NCBCC – Supported Entry at Baltimore County KC, Maryland State Fairgrounds, Timonium, MD. Superintendent: MB-F.


19‑20 BCCME – BCCA Supported Entries hosted by BCCME, Scarborough, ME. Closing Date: 5/2. Superintendent: MB-F.
19 RMBCC – Picnic at deKoevend Park, Centennial, CO.


1 BCCA Membership Renewal Notices to be sent
1-3 GPBCC – Herding Trials, New Richmond, WI
2‑3 BCCME – BCCA Specialty with Sweepstakes and Supported Entry, hosted by BCCME at the Ladies’ Dog Club shows, Wrentham, MA. Closing Date: 5/16. Superintendent: MB-F. FMI: BCCME website
4-6 GPBCC – Herding Clinic, New Richmond, WI
10 RMBCC – Herding Trial & Tests, Ft. Lupton, CO.
5‑10 NCBCF – Specialty at Woofstock, Vallejo, CA.
19-21 Beardie Camp at Purina Farms, Gray Summit, MO.
23‑24 BCCME – BCCA Supported entries, hosted by BCCME at the Penobscot Valley KC Shows, Cumberland, ME. Superintendent: MB-F. Closing Date 6/7.


1 BCCA Membership Renewal Deadline/Affiliate Club Membership Renewal Deadline
1 New BCCA Board Seated
6 GLBCC – Specialty, Monroe County Fairgrounds, Monroe, MI
21 BCCME – 13th Annual Beardie Bounce & BBQ, Scarborough, ME


31 BCCA – Last day to pay dues


1 BCCA – Deadline for all nominations of 2020 Specialty Judges are due to the Recording Secretary
8 GSBCC – Specialty and Sweepstakes, Bridgewater, NJ. Superintendent: MB-F.
29‑10/5 BCCA 2018 National Specialty, Sacramento, CA. FMI:


30 BCCA – Deadline for Distribution of preliminary or initial Ballots to Membership for 2020 Specialty Judges


8 IBCC of PA – BCCA supported entry at Valley Forge KC. Superintendent: Jim Rau Dog Shows. Closing date: November 21.
A safe and joyous holiday season to all!