DOG DAZE IV @ Village Green Shopping Center is presented by TDS Telecom. This will be a 3 Day Festival of fun, food, shopping and competition!
SHOP FARRAGUT and Town of Farragut have teamed up with Smoky Mountain Dock Dogs (http://www.smokymountaindockdogs.com/) & Ricki’s Pet Depot (http://rickispetdepot.com/ ) to bring a nationally sanctioned regional canine aquatics competition by DOCK DOGS INTERNATIONAL (http://dockdogs.com/). The festivities will take place in the Village Green Shopping Center parking lot, just south of Stein Mart and Planet Fitness, Friday August 14 through Sunday the 16th.
Smoky Mountain DockDogs is the local club that will be supporting this event. Club President Kaye Noble states; “Since the onset of the Covid Virus, many of our DockDog competitions have been cancelled. So, we are excited to host this event which has just been awarded “WILDCARD” status. As a wildcard, competitors will receive bonus points and the opportunity to go to the world championships in October. We expect teams from across the country to compete for those valuable points.” 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 300 jumps with 150 competitors. This event is one of the last national events in the South East so it has become very popular with the competitors. Smoky Mountain DockDogs will also conduct a silent auction which will benefit the B.A.A.R.K. foundation. B.A.A.R.K. is an organization that helps the DockDogs community in their time of need.
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 which will allow non-competitors to try the DockDog experience free of charge. Between 4 and 7pm, members of the Smoky Mountain DockDogs Club will assist area pet lovers with their introduction to the sport. Actual competitions will commence on Saturday at 9am and competition registrations have SOLD OUT.
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 few vendor spots are available by contacting Shop Farragut.
THE ENTIRE WEEKEND IS FREE!
The final rounds of competition and award presentations will take place late Sunday afternoon.
Fri Aug 14, 2020 Onsite Registration/ Practice – 3:00 pm
Try DockDogs – 4:00-7:00 pm
Sat Aug 15, 2020 Onsite Registration/ Practice – 8:00 am
Speed Retrieve WAVE # 1 – 9:00 am
Big Air WAVE # 1 – 11:00 am
Big Air WAVE # 2 – 1:00 pm
Big Air WAVE # 3 – 3:00 pm
Extreme Vertical WAVE # 1 – 5:00 pm
Sun Aug 16, 2020 Onsite Registration/ Practice – 8:00 am
Extreme Vertical WAVE # 2 – 9:00 am
Big Air WAVE # 4 – 11:00 am
Big Air WAVE # 5 – 1:00 pm
Speed Retrieve WAVE # 2 – 3:00 pm
Big Air Finals start at 5:00 pm
(Pro, Semi-Pro, Contender & Amateur Finals)
Event Format: Outdoor Big Air®, Extreme Vertical®, Speed RetrieveTM , and Iron Dog Rankings