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Dog Days Peach Festival

Dog Days Peach Festival ~ Aug 9 & 10, 2014

Open 9am-6pm $10/child & $12/adult  Dogs are Free!
CSA & Fan Members FREE (Must be purchased by Friday, August 9 at 12:00pm or you Dog Days Obstacle Coursecan sign up when you arrive!)

This weekend the farm goes to the dogs! It may be the hottest part of the summer, but the Dog Days at Great Country are all about fun with your family and canine companions! Bring the whole family for a romp in the play area and to u-pick peaches in our orchard at the peak of perfection. We will have an impressive agility course, 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 will receive a doggie bag of goodies and coupons to bring home!

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 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 and clean up after your dog in all locations on the farm.  We are happy to provide scooping bags.

Schedule Both Saturday & Sunday:

10am-3pm  Sit Stay Training Agility Course

                   &  Joyful Dog Training Labyrinth

Educational Program:

11AM- Latest Dog Health Trends Dr. Suzy Cooke of Vet Wagon

11:30AM- Dog Photography Tips Ellen Zangla Photography

12:00PM- Essential Oils for your Dog Robin Dedekind DoTerra

2PM-Doggie Olympics Competitions include Dog or Frog, Musical Sit, and Trick for a Treat.

The Farm Market will be offering seasonal fresh produce, jams & jellies, honey, local meats, baked goods and great gift ideas from local artists! This weekend we will be featuring peach slushies, and peach pies.

The Roosteraunt will be open 11am-4pm serving up hand-dipped peach Ice Cream, ice cold drinks and burgers, hot dogs, BBQ sandwiches with classic coleslaw, Kettle Korn, baked goods including our delicious peach pies.  We also have some Giant Hot Dogs to celebrate the weekend.

Don’t forget to visit our 5 acre play area!  Our 2800 sq ft Pumpkin Jumpin’ Pillow, Double Barrel 60’s 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!!

If you are interested in donating an item to our doggy bags or becoming a vendor (dog related) please contact us via This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (540) 554-2073THANKS TO OUR 2014 SPONSORS

A Bark of Applause for our Retriever Sponsors!

  • Go Blue Ridge Travel: Go Blue Ridge Travel was created as a travel getaway guide for trip planning in the Northern Blue Ridge Shenandoah Valley.  From romantic getaway weekends, adventure vacations, destination weddings to corportate retreats, the Shenandoah Valley Blue Ridge Virginia rates as one of the best!
  • NOVA Dog Magazine: Northern Virginia Dog Magazine is an award-winning, regional publication dedicated to dog-lovers in Northern Virginia and the D.C. Metro area. Each issue celebrates the canine-human bond with informative and insightful articles on a broad range of topics important to every dog owner.
  • Sit Stay Dog Training: Sit Stay Dog Training is founded on providing and teaching you to be confident and comfortable training your dog.  We use everyday situations as learning and training experiences.

And a tail wag for our Terrier Level Sponsors too!

 Old Town Pet Resort




  • Vet Wagon: Focusing on preventative care and early detection, Vet Wagon provides a full range of samll animal medicine right in the comfort of your home (exclusing x-rays and surgery).  We focus on total pet wellness from your pet's birth through the end of life.
  • Joyful Dog: Working one-on-one with our clients and their dogs, we offer tools and techniques for creative communication and training, using body work, movement, and marker-based ("clicker") training.  Tellington TTouch® is at the heart of our work, offering gentle methods for reducing stress, building focus, and restoring physical and behavioral balance in companion animals.
  • Olde Towne Pet Resort:  Offers Premier Boarding for Dogs and cats.  At Olde Towne Pet Resort, we spare no detail in ensuring your pet’s comfort, safety, and joy. Whether you choose our location in Springfield or Dulles, you can rest assured of the highest quality care.
  • Karla the Dog is an adverturous, lovable Maltipoo who stars in her own educational book series based on state standards.  The first book is Karl the Dog: Deep Sea Adventure. Visit www.KarlatheDog.com for education worksheet, articles, pictures, resources and more.

A few of our Partners for Dog Days Peach Festival 

August 9 &10


If you've ever worried that your pet might be unhappy while you're away on vacation, consider sending your dog or cat to Olde Towne Pet Resort. In addition to a luxury suite, Fido can enjoy a few laps in the doggie pool, some quality time on the dog agility course, a massage, and a pedicure. Olde Towne Pet Resort  offers day care as well as extended stays, and a full range of training and grooming services in two locations, Dulles and Springfield.



"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.






Karla, a Maltese-poodle mix, may be the only dog in Northern Virginia with her own book series. Karla the Dog: Island of Mysterious Wonders is scheduled for release at the end of this month. Karla and owner/story-teller C.Q. Wilder will be at the farm this weekend telling stories and signing paw-print autographs.


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. 




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."


Go Blueridge Travel offers comprehensive travel services for adventures or other leisure pursuits in Loudoun County's wine country, Wild West Virginia, The Shenandoah National Park, The Shenandoah Valley, and the Virginia Piedmont. Go Blue Ridge Travel Events in Shenandoah Valley 2014