Schedule of Events


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ALL DAY EVENTS (11am-4pm):

Silent Auction (Sponsored by Armentum Partners)
Hotels, Restaurants, Tickets, Gift Certificates and much more!

Chow Zone (Sponsored by Whole Foods)
Hot dogs, Aidells Sausages, Hamburgers, Pulled Pork sandwiches, Veggie burgers

Rescue Zone (Sponsored by Mr. Muggles’ Dogs)
Pet Care and Adoption

Kid Carnival (Sponsored by Escape From New York Pizza)
Carnival Games, Inflatables, Balloon Animals, Face Painting, Children’s Actvities, Baked Goods, Cotton Candy, Popcorn and Snow Cones!

Vendor Marketplace (Sponsored by CVS)
Local wares for all of your favorite two and four legged friends!

Raffle Ticket Sales
The winners of three great prizes will be announced at 3:30!


11:00 am Welcome to Dogfest!
The Everyday Dog Show! (Sponsored by Big Dog Sportswear)
All Dog Show times are estimates – if your dog is competing (pre-register now), please check in 10 minutes before start time noted!
11:30 am Best Costume – Judges vote on dog with best costume; extra points for originality.
11:50 am Best Bark – Contestants are given 30 seconds to show off their vocal abilities.
12:10 pm Best Trick – Dogs have 30 seconds to show off their best trick(s). Props encouraged.
12:30 pm Special Performance by The Devil-ettes! featuring McKinley’s very own, Mrs. Mitchell!
Dog Show Resumes!
1:15 pm Best Body Part – ears, tail, coat, etc.
1:35 pm Best Lap Dog
1:50 pm Best Couple – dogs and guardians who look alike after all these years! (This is not a costume contest!)
2:10 pm **The Most Openly Corrupt Best-In-Show Contest**
Dog Show Completed
3:30 pm Raffle Drawing
4:00 pm Silent Auction ends

**It’s our second year with the Openly Corrupt Best-In-Show category, and brace yourself, because it really is corrupt, but it’s all in good fun with the goal of raising the most money possible for the school. The winners of each of the main categories (ears, bark, trick, etc.) and anyone who wants to buy their way in for $50 will be entered in the final contest of the day, the Openly Corrupt Best-In-Show contest. The audience will then vote for their favorite dog by putting donations into different buckets for the different dogs. At the end, the dog with the most donations will be crowned Best-In-Show. Simple, silly, and will hopefully raise a bunch of money for the kids.

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