CALLING ALL DOGS FOR ‘A HOWLIN’ HALLOWEEN’ FESTIVAL WEEKEND!
That’s right we said ALL DOGS. Restrictions—None! No breeding papers required. You can’t help who your parents are. All are welcome at Fido’s Festival USA® first all-inclusive dog festival. Take your place in a Halloween parade, compete in a Frisbee contest, and win best in show-off at our Halloween costume contest. Come on out and strike a pose for the pup-parazzi because this is your time to shine, and you don’t even need a pedicure or a frilly bow! In fact, you don’t even need a tail! It doesn’t matter if you are an adopted stray or a champion at Westminster, as long as you’re a dog you belong at Fido’s Festival USA®.
Why a festival for our furry friends?
It’s time to celebrate the joy and privilege of just being a lovable family dog. Fido’s Festival USA® wants to acknowledge the unique gifts and talents of ALL dogs—not just full breeds (Most of us couldn’t pass those requirements either). We’ll introduce your human family to the latest products and philosophies of dog ownership, and raise awareness of rescue and shelter efforts. Who knows, you could have a cousin or five doing time in a cage right now? Maybe we can find yours a guardian. No special training will be required for you to compete in any of our contests or pageants. In fact, maybe we’ll be the first to have a un-pageant for all you anti-Madison Avenue beauties! So fluff up those ears, spike up that beard, and take a lap down our runway of pride! We love all of you.
The Fido's Festival USA® mission is to celebrate and acknowledge ALL dogs in a fun, east coast, family weekend festival to bring awareness of the importance dogs play in every day family life, the joy and companionship they bring to the elderly, the significant role they play in disability patients’ recovery and survival, and their law enforcement role in society.
We provide activities, informative expert speaker sessions on current and pertinent health and wellness topics, demonstrations and training tips, rescues and shelters with dogs for adoption, and promote responsible pet ownership in a fun and entertaining atmosphere. Participants have attended from as far as north as Rhode Island and as far south as Florida and as far west as California and Washington State. Each year we add more activities and events to the festival attracting more and more dog lovers and their faithful canine friends.
In 2010, our third year, approximately 4,200 attended the festival.