Doggin’ It

Westport’s annual calendar is packed with celebrations.

With the rest of America, we honor service members (Memorial Day, Veterans Day), high school students (Graduation Day) and ourselves (4th of July).

Locally, we single out artists (Westport Arts Awards), Saugatuck (Slice), even barbecue chefs (Blues, Views & BBQ).

On Sunday, June 5 we add one more group: dogs.

Westport’s 1st-ever Dog Festival is set for Winslow Park. All day long, there will be contests (Best Trick, Best Tail Wagger, Dog That Most Resembles Its Owner), demonstrations (rescue dogs, police dogs, guide dogs) and lectures.

Dogs: Start practicing now for the obstacle course!

Dogs: Start practicing now for the obstacle course!

Plus (of course!) a doggie obstacle course, food trucks and more.

Everyone canine-related can come: pets and owners, sure, but also groomers, sitters, veterinarians, vendors (dog food, dog supplies…) and non-profits.

The event is sponsored by the Westport Weston Chamber of Commerce, in association with TAILS, a spay and neutering group. (No word yet on whether they’ll offer fixing services on the spot.) (Or on Spot, ho ho.)

Merchants and sponsors can sign up now. Click here for details; email matthew@westportwestonchamber.com, or call 203-227-9234.

I guess this confirms it: Westport is really going to the dogs.

Dog festival promo

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