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Saturday April 29, 2017
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Historic Rural Hill, 4431, Neck Road, Huntersville
This year’s festival promises a great time for dogs and the people they own. Enjoy live performances, food and product vendors, contests and much more!
2017 Top Dog Photo Contest
Dog lovers may cast votes online now through April 25 for the “Top Dog” of the 2017 Bark in the Park Top Dog Festival presented by Purina and Harris Teeter.
Contestants submitted photos of their canine companions in March and an independent panel of judges selected three finalists based on cleverness, originality and a written essay. Finalists include:
Dooley, 7-year old Irish WolfhoundMalchik, 5-year old MuttZero, 6-month old mix breed
The “Top Dog” winner will be announced at the Bark in the Park Top Dog Festival. The winning dog will receive a year’s supply of dog food from Purina.
10 a.m. - Start
10:30 a.m. Long Shot
11 a.m. Ultimate Air Dogs Performance
11:30 a.m. Ultimate Air Dogs Public Participation
11:30 a.m. Smallest Dog Contest
Noon Top Dog Winner Announcement
12:30 p.m. Owner Look-a-Like
1 p.m. Doggie Dash
1:30 p.m. Ultimate Air Dogs Public Participation
1:30 p.m. Largest Dog (Height)
1:45 p.m. Largest Dog (Weight)
2 p.m. Best Costume
2:30 p.m. Toss & Catch
3 p.m. Ultimate Air Dogs Performance
3:30 p.m. Ultimate Air Dogs Public Participation
3:30 p.m. Cutest Puppy Contest