Friday, September 30, 2011

2nd Annual Dave’s Diggity Dog Festival on Garst Museum Lawn

Saturday, October 1st from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Rain or Shine!

“Have you heard the good news? Word has it that there’s a festival in town and it’s for THE DOGS!” We’re bringing the community together to celebrate our 4 legged friends in a FREE, fun, family-filled environment! So get out of the doghouse folks & bring a lawn chair and your canine for a barking good time!

We start our morning off with coffee & breakfast, doggie calisthenics by Russell Rex & a mile dog walk through Greenville City Park followed by dog contests. Dog Contest Judges are Mayor Bowers, Dave Knapp of Dave Knapp Ford, Judge Julie Monnin, Clay Johnson (Director of Garst Museum) & Shannon Vannatta of Smoke Stack BBQ. See schedule below for contest categories.

There will be a $12.00 entry fee onsite for all doggies that would like to participate in the dog walk, dog games, dog contests & wiener dog races (includes FREE doggie bags for first 100 dogs)! Wiener dog races will be divided by age. All winners receive gift bags & ribbons! You & your canine can win exciting raffle drawings throughout the day from Greenville’s local businesses!

All day flyball & disc demos by Russell Rex with Extreme Insanity Dog Sports & all day Greenville Area Dog Club demos. Special appearances by Mercer County & Tipp City K-9 Units.

Come hungry! We’re offering yummy food from Smoke Stack BBQ, Potato Tornados & More, All in a Cart Hot Dogs & the Darke County Humane Society Food Trailer. There will be plenty of activities for the kids. We’ll have doggie caricature artists, face painting, moon bounces & a fingerprinting station by the Greenville Police Department.

A few of our doggie vendors are Keller Animal Feeds & Needs, Jeannie’s Pooch Parlor, Darke County Humane Society with Adoptable Pets, Friends of the Animal Shelter, Darke County Red Cross CPR, Support Military Working Dogs, Cancer Association of Darke County, Izzy Photos & Design, Pet Therapy, Tiers of Joy – Diaper Cakes & More.

2011 Diggity Dog Schedule
8:30 am – Doggie Registration Opens (Breakfast Offered)
9:30 am – Doggie/Owner Calisthenics
10:00 am – Mayor Bowers Opening Speech
10:00 am – Doggie Walk through City Park led by “Rage” (Greenville Township Fire Department’s Mascot)
10:00 am – Vendors & Children’s Activities Open (face painter & caricature artist)
10:00 am – Food vendors
10:00 am – Darke County Humane Society with adoptable pets & Animal Shelter
10:00 am – Greenville Area Dog Club Demos
10:30 am – Extreme Insanity Dog Sports Demos with Russell Rex
11:15 am – Doggie Contests & Awards (Best Dressed, Cutest, Owner/Doggie Look-a-Like, Best Eyes, Best Marking, Best Legs, Best Tail & Best of Show)
12:30 pm – K9 Unit Demos by Mercer County & Tipp City
1:30 pm – Disc Competitions
2:00 pm – Wiener Dog Races & Awards
3:00 pm – Dog Games (Prizes to the winners)
3:30 pm – Raffle Drawings for Big Prizes
3:45 pm – Blessing of the Animals

A portion of the festival proceeds will help our friends at the Darke County Humane Society & Animal Shelter! Discovery’s Animal Planet will be featuring our hometown festival on their website. For more festival information or to download doggie forms, please visit our website at or contact Angela Flory at 937-467-4547. All dogs must be on non-retractable leashes.

Greenville's Carefree Connection Bus Tours and Dave Knapp Ford are proud sponsors!

1 comment:

  1. We had a great time! Thanks for all of the hard work and a great event!


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