Dog Days Peach Festival ~ Aug 9 & 10, 2014
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.
10am-3pm Sit Stay Training Agility Course
& Joyful Dog Training Labyrinth
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 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!!
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 Peach Festival
August 9 &10
"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