DOG DAZE VII@ Village Green Shopping Center is presented by TDS Telecom, will be a 3 Day Festival of fun, food, shopping and competition! SHOP FARRAGUT and the Town of Farragut have teamed up with Smoky Mountain Dock Dogs and Ricki’s Pet Depot to once again bring a nationally sanctioned regional canine aquatics competition by DOCK DOGS INTERNATIONAL. The festivities will take place in the Village Green Shopping Center parking lot, just south of Planet Fitness, Friday August 11 through Sunday the 13th.
Smoky Mountain DockDogs is the local club that will be supporting this event. Club President Kaye Noble states; “We are delighted to host another East Tennessee competition. We expect teams from as far away as Ohio and Florida to compete throughout the weekend. Our Farragut event has become a premier stop for many of the serious Dock Diving Dog Teams!” In fact, all event registrations sold out in less than an hour last year. Additional time had to be added to the schedule to accommodate the demand.
Competitors love coming to the Dog Daze at Village Green event because of the atmosphere of the crowd, the local food trucks, and the level of competition this event brings. There will be over 400 jumps with 150 competitors.
Smoky Mountain DockDogs will also conduct a silent auction which will benefit the B.A.A.R.K. foundation. This is an organization that helps the DockDogs community in their time of need.
DockDogs® was established in 2000; its first event was at the ESPN 2000 Great Outdoor Games competition. This competition will attract dog owners from across the Southeast. Last year there were over 30 competitors and more than 5000 visitors during the sophomore effort of this soon to be annual Farragut event. Registrants will be able to gain qualifying points towards attendance at the World Championships in October. If you have never witnessed this – expect the unexpected! Learn more at http://www.dockdogs.com. First Utility District is a major sponsor supplying over 27,000 gallons of fresh Tennessee River water to fill the pool for the weekend.
The festivities will start on Friday afternoon with local dogs taking a “Pooch Plunge!” Area dog owners will have the opportunity to have their ‘puppy’ try a Dock-Dive! K9 Center of East Tennessee has underwritten The Plunge activity for the fifth year. The SMDD Club will organize this activity which will allow non-competitors to try the DockDog experience free of charge between 4 and 7pm as an introduction to the sport. Attendees and their pets can enjoy the event worry-free with access to an on-site veterinarian both Saturday and Sunday provided by Embassy Veterinary Center.
Actual competitions will commence on Saturday at 9am and registrations can be made at https://dockdogsevents.com/login.
Between qualifying rounds, spectators can shop the Village Green shopping center, visit the many merchant booths on-site, mingle with pet food suppliers, plus get food & drink at the Festival Tent while visiting many pet related vendor booths, local merchant showcases and displays. A vendor spots are available now by contacting Shop Farragut at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 865-307-2486.
THE ENTIRE WEEKEND IS FREE!
The final rounds of competition and award presentations will take place late Sunday afternoon. Schedule: https://dockdogs.com/event/dog-daze-village-green-2/
Fri Aug 11, 2023 Onsite Registration/ Practice – 4:00 pm
The POOCH PLUNGE! Try DockDogs – 4:00-7:00 pm
Sat Aug 12, 2023 Onsite Registration/ Practice – 9:00 am
Big Air WAVE # 1 – 10:00 am
Big Air WAVE # 2 – 11:30 am
Big Air WAVE # 3 – 1:30 pm
Big Air WAVE # 4 – 3:30 pm
Extreme Vertical (All in one) – 5:30 pm
Sun Aug 13, 2023 Onsite Registration/ Practice – 9:00 am
Big Air WAVE # 5 – 10:00 am
Big Air WAVE # 6 – 11:30 am
Speed Retrieve (All in one Finals) – 1:30 pm
Big Air Finals start at 3:30 pm (Pro, Semi-Pro, Contender & Amateur Finals)
Event Format: Outdoor Big Air® , Extreme Vertical® , Speed RetrieveTM , and Iron Dog Ranking
- 4:00pm - 7:00pm
- Onsite Registration/ Practice
- 4:00pm - 7:00pm
- The POOCH PLUNGE! Try DockDogs