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6th Annual Westport Dog Festival
May 14 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm$10 – $30
The Westport Weston Chamber of Commerce is pleased announce that the 6th Annual Westport Dog Festival will be held on Winslow Park on Sunday May 15th from 10am to 4pm. The festival is once again being produced in association with TAILS the local charitable organization that promotes spay/neutering of animals.
“We’re back to running the event in the Spring again after our makeup date in October,” said Matthew Mandell, Executive Director of the WWCC. “This one will be great, the obstacle course is back and people really want to get out for a family day of fun. It’s a three ring circus of activities that will celebrate everything dog, so bring yours.“
The event will take advantage of the large field on Winslow Park, often called the dog park, with multiple informative and exciting demonstrations, goofy competitions, Police K9 presentation, obstacle course, kids activities, food trucks and more.
Demonstrations sponsored by Interstate Lumber will include guide dogs, training exhibitions, a dog communicator and dog Reike and of course the police K9 presentations The obstacle course sponsored by by Garavel Autogroup will have dogs run course and the winner will get a year’s supply of dog food. Completions sponsored by Spot on Veterinary will offer prizes for; best tail wager, best dressed, best kisser, best trick, best lap dog over 50 lbs and dog that most looks like its owner. Judging will be done by many of the Town’s elected officials. And of course there will be adoptables and information about all our outstanding non-profits, sponsored by Earth Animal.
The presenter and lead sponsor of the event is Choice Pet. “We are thrilled to again be the main sponsor of the Westport Dog Festival,” said William Dellipoali, Director of Merchandising and Purchasing. “the moment we opened our Westport location in 2012, it was apparent that this is a community of kindred spirits who truly value the special relationship to their animal companions. The array of activities is absolutely outstanding, and we know that this will be an unforgettable family event for dog lovers, furry and otherwise.”
Surrounding the main activities will be over 60 pet related vendors, picture taking, caricatures, kids tattoos and lots of give-a-ways as well as an assortment of food trucks. Sponsor WEBE 108 will be broadcasting live from the event and will be offering tickets and prizes on air the week prior to the event.
Parking is available at the Westport Country Playhouse, and at other lots graciously offered by neighboring businesses. Look these designated lots along the post road.
The Festival entrance fee is $10 per person and $30 for a family of 4 (2 adults, 2 children). Proceeds will benefit non profit organizations. So far over $29,000 has been donated by the Chamber to deserving groups from the prior festivals.
Dog owners can register for the competitions online or at the festival. All information about the festival can be found at www.westportwestonchamber.com/dogs. A rain date is set for Sunday May 22nd.