When and Where?!
Saturday, October 4, 2014
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
5k Doggy Dash:
Run with your pup and get a sneak peek before the fair opens!!
Masquerade Dog Parade:
Dress up masquerade style with your dog and join us as we march through the Fairgrounds and then crown the King & Queen Dogs! Parade starts at noon. Included in entry fee.
Other Attractions Include:
- - Canine Casino
- - Dog Adoption Park
- - Dog Fair Show Ring
- - Lure Course
- - Raffle Prizes
- - Doggie Pools
- - Food/Vendors
How do I get in?
With the exception of a $5 parking fee....FAIR ENTRY IS FREE!!
Donations will be accepted at the gate. ALL proceeds are used to benefit local animal shelters.
What about this 5k Doggy Dash?
- Registration begins at 8 a.m. the morning of the Fair and the run begins at 9 a.m.
- You MUST register in person!! $20 fee includes: t-shirt, a raffle ticket, fair entry, and water.
- BUT WAIT! Save $5 by registering at a "Gone to the Dogs" Happy Hour!
- Thursday, September 18 & 25 from 5-7 at the Colonial Tavern. Address provided here.
- The patio is dog friendly. $3 Sam Adams Octoberfest and $2 Drafts.
redericksburg has a long and distinguished history of dog fairs dating back to 1698 when English settlers were reported to have come together with local Indian tribes to trade their English hunting dogs for furs, gold and hand made goods provided by the Indians.
The Fredericksburg’s Gone to the Dogs (FGTTD) Charity has given away over $30,000 in grants to local nonprofits such as the Lions Club for Leader Dogs, Greyhounds Rock, Fredericksburg Area SPCA, and Virginia Kincheloe Spay/Neuter Clinic. FGTTD hosts an annual fair in an effort to raise awareness and funds for animal welfare efforts. In doing so, FGTTD hopes to educate and enable resources for the community at large, enable care for animals in need, and make our communities NO KILL and a healthy, safe haven for animals. Putting this event together is a community effort in itself. The U.S. Humane Society has been involved since the beginning as well as civic organizations like the Lions Club, Ruritans, Boy Scouts, and Jaycees.
Every year the event grows with more exciting things to do with our beloved furry friends and family. There is ALWAYS a costume parade, contests for the animals and owners, K-9 demonstrations, games for dogs, live music, vendors, dog grooming and photography options; the list goes on and on.
For more information contact us at: Fredericksburgdogfair@gmail.com
Sponsored by the Fredericksburg's Gone to the Dogs Charity, a 501 c3 charity