DOG DAY AFTERNOON
A celebration of all things canine – Asheville’s only outdoor festival that welcomes dogs and the people who love them!
On Sunday, September 22nd, the 2nd annual Dog Day Afternoon festival will take place at the East Green of Carrier Park in West Asheville to celebrate all things canine and support local dog rescue organizations.
Asheville’s most prominent animal rescue organizations – the Asheville Humane Society and Brother Wolf, will be in attendance and will benefit from different parts of the festival. Each rescue group will have large adoption areas showcasing dogs ready for adoption in hopes of matching these would-be pets with a loving foster or forever home.
The event will kick off at 11:30am with a dog-friendly fun run around Carrier Park and will continue until 4pm with live music from the 96.5 House Band, dog contests including a Weiner Dog race, “Best Bark”, “Best Pet Trick” and the Fastest Dog in Asheville Competition.
Get your dog camera ready at the WNC Pet Spa Pretty Pooch Grooming Station before sitting pretty in the Flying Dogs Photography Photo Booth. Need to get your dog microchipped? Take advantage of discounted microchipping from Haw Creek Animal Hospital.
In addition to fun and games with your furry best friend, enjoy the walking trails around lush Carrier Park, craft beer from available for purchase from Lexington Avenue Brewery and wine from The Wine Guy. Satisfy your taste buds with food from Farm to Fender Food Truck, Eddies Dog House, Cecilia’s Kitchen, The Hop Ice Cream and Sweet Treats! The YMCA Kids Fun Zone will feature a bounce house, face painting and other family friendly outdoor activities!!!
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