10 Reasons To Attend The 2018 Dog Fest At IX Art Park In Charlottesville, Virginia!

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1. Dog Fest, an annual event hosted by Animal Connection and over 40 local pet businesses, will be at IX Art Park on Sunday, September 30th from 12-5 pm. Bring your pets, friends and family to Cville’s most fun party for dogs! It’s free family fun you won’t want to miss!

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2. Dog Fest features over 40 booths of pet friendly businesses featuring healthy pet products, locally made treats, trainers, groomers, gifts, doggie day care, veterinarians, service/therapy dogs and pet rescue groups. You’ll take home goody bags and maybe win a raffle prize!

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3. The always creative and hilarious “Costume Contest for Dogs ” judging begins at 2:30 pm! Our panel of judges features great local celebrities you’ll want to meet. The winner takes home a $500 gift certificate to Animal Connection!

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4. A perfect fall day just begs for good tunes! So enjoy acoustic music by local favorites “The Pollocks” on the main stage from 1-4 pm!

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5. Like good beer? In honor of Dog Fest, Animal Connection will be collaborating with Hardywood and Three Notch’d breweries to create Big Dawg Blonde Ale. A portion of the proceeds from this collab will be donated to support local pet rescues. The brew will be available for purchase at both breweries while supplies last.

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6. Hungry? Food and refreshments will also be available from Spiked food truck, Blue Ridge Creamery, and all the fantastic merchants at Ix Art Park.

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7. Mox Box photo booth will be here to take pictures with your costumed pet or just for fun! Get into the act and have a photo to remember!

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8. Hot 101.9 FM will be here too, playing your favorite tunes all afternoon long!

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9. If you don’t have a pet, that’s okay! Come meet local rescue pets in need of a good home. Donations are happily accepted to the rescue of your choice.

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10. Meet other local pet owners in your community at Dog Fest! Most importantly, spend a fantastic fall afternoon with your dog and other pet lovers!! See you there!

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Jerry Miller is the CEO of The Miller Organization, The I Love CVille Network, VMV Brands, The Blue Ridge Venture Fund and I Love CVille Real Estate, which are all headquartered in Downtown Charlottesville, Virginia. Jerry is passionate about the #ShopLocal movement and supporting locally-owned businesses. Get to know Jerry at JerryMillerNow.com.