Dog Days Spring Bloom Festival ~ May 2 & 3, 2015
This weekend the farm goes to the dogs! We have moved this event from the hottest "Dog Days" of the Summer to the cooler spring so your family can enjoy the spring bloom season and a good romp on the farm with your family's canine companions! Enjoy the play area and a wagon ride to see the orchards and farm in bloom. We will have an impressive dog agility course with new obstacles from Sit Stay Training, Doggie Olympic Games, and demonstrations that will keep tails a-waggin'! Bring your retriever’s favorite item to enjoy a dip in the pond. The first hundred pups to visit the farm each day will receive a doggie bag of goodies.
Doggie Business: All canine companions are asked to bring their owners on a leash and sport their finest rabies certification tag or have proof with them. Canine drinking water is available from our farm pump, so bring a bowl to fill to keep Fido hydrated. Please help make the day excellent for all our guests by cleaning up after your dog in all locations on the farm. We are happy to provide scooping bags.
Schedule Both Saturday & Sunday:
Time TBD: Educational Session with Dr. Suzy Cooke of Vet Wagon
Special on Sunday Only:11am and 2pm Performance by The Virginia Fox Trotters
The Farm Market will be offering seasonal fresh produce, jams & jellies, local meats, baked goods. This weekend we will be featuring strawberry slushies and strawberry pies.
The Roosteraunt will be open 10am-3pm and will feature our "Big Dog" hot dogs with all the fixings, hand-dipped ice cream, all-beef burgers, BBQ sandwiches with classic coleslaw, kettle corn, baked goods including our infamous cider donuts.
Don’t forget to visit our 5 acre play area! Our 2800 sq ft Pumpkin Jumpin’ Pillow, Double Barrel 60-foot slides, pedal cart track, and rope swings will make your heart race! You can become a Maze Master by challenging each of our 4 mazes. See who can climb up the Rubber Ridge tractor tire mountain the fastest or romp in our Corn Bin. Get MOOOOvin by taking a ride on the Cow Train ($2). Have a close encounter with our farm animals, and enjoy the new Triple Threat 80 foot slide!!
Thank you to our 2015 SPONSORS
A Bark of Applause for our Retriever Sponsors!
And a tail wag for our Terrier Level Sponsors too!
A few of our Partners for Dog Days Festival
NOVA Dog Magazine is the love-labor of publisher Angela Meyersand managing editor C. Claiborne Linvill. They describe their mission thus: to celebrate the canine-human bond with informative and insightful articles written by dog-owners and experts alike. The magazine "is committed to creating and fostering an active and supportive community for local dogs and their owners to share, learn, interact, and engage."
"There's nothing quite like standing, walking, and being in balance with another creature," says Marnie Montgomery, owner of The Joyful Dog. "I relish those moments, and the opportunity to help others, canine and human, to live in that space." Joyful Dog works one-on-one with people and their dogs, teaching fun ways to live together using force-free tools and techniques for creative communication. We provide training in basic manners, and behavioral problem-solving, using a combination of rewarding techniques.
Sit Stay Dog Training offers a variety of dog-education packages, ranging from basic leash training to advanced work on obstacle courses. Owner Meghann Weller-Redmer, a graduate of the National K9 School for Dog Trainers, has been educating dogs for 15 years. She offers sessions either at Blue Ridge Veterinary Hospital in Purcellville, or in a dogs own home.
Vet Wagon owner Susan Cooke, VMD, brings modern veterinary medicine to your pet's home. Vet Wagon offers a full range of laboratory services, minor surgical procedures, vaccinations, microchipping, wellness consultations, and chronic illness management.
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