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Posted on: February 28, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Mark Your Calendars for Fido Fest March 25!

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Grab your leash and get to the park with your furry friend for a great time on Saturday, March 25, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Jamestown Beach Event Park, 2205 Jamestown Road! Admission is $5/car (cash or check). Festivities include:

  • Best Trick Contest (two minute maximum; enter on site)
  • Fido Fashion Show (prizes for best overall, best couple, funniest and most creative)
  • Sudz & Buds, NEW! FREE! It’s a good, clean foam party for dogs and their humans, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.; wear fast-drying fabrics!
  • Photo Row, FREE! Multiple themed photo ops for your pup, props & costumes included!)
  • Dog Lure Coursing, NEW! Test your pets' speed and agility in this decoy chase! $7.50 (cash or check only)
  • Family-friendly, dog-friendly activities & games
  • Arts & crafts for kids and adults
  • Food ($), merchandise ($) and community vendors
  • Leashed pets only. No retractable leashes. Dogs must be current on vaccines.

Thanks to our Fido Fest sponsors: Peninsula Animal Referral Center (presenting sponsor), Coastal Animal Care Referral Emergency and Goodrich & Watson Insurers, Inc. Co-hosted by James City County and the Heritage Humane Society. 

Weather permitting; in the event of inclement weather, please call the activities hotline at 757-259-3232. For more information, call 757-259-5353 or email

Media Contact:
Veda McMullen, Senior Communications Specialist

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