If you pass Port Fairy Showgrounds this weekend, you'll notice sheepdogs navigating obstacles and rounding up sheep.
The Ray Farley Memorial sheepdog trials are on at the showgrounds starting at 7am on Saturday.
Anita Watts from Port Fairy agricultural society said people were welcome to come and watch the dogs in action.
"We've got 60 dogs competing this year which is a great number," she said.
Dog have 15 minutes to a complete a trial that involves three sheep and four obstacles.
The event honours Ray Farley who used to run the trial before he passed away.
Mrs Watts said the trials had attracted dog handlers from as far as Queensland and Western Australia.
"They've come from all over Australia this year," she said.
Mrs Watts said dog handling takes skill.
"There's certainly an art to it," she said.
The five best performing dogs will compete in a final on Sunday with prizes up for grabs including $200 for the winning handler.
This weekend's event marks the beginning of a series of dog trials which lead up to the Commonwealth Championship trials in Port Fairy in early February.