Contact: Mary Anne Collins-Svoboda
Calling All Dog Lovers!
August 5-6, 2011
STOCKHOLM, WISCONSIN (Only a short drive from Minneapolis/St. Paul or Rochester, MN) —
The Dog Days of Stockholm last summer was such a success, it’s now an annual dog-friendly festival. On August 5th and 6th, pack the family (and the family dogs!) in the car and come on over to Stockholm, the historic town on the banks of beautiful Lake Pepin.
August 5th, 7pm to 9:30pm – Wine, Cheese, Pie, and Music Under the Stars
Get away from the big city lights, and really see the stars at this outdoor party with live music on the landscaped grounds of the Old School House. All ages are welcome at this dog-friendly (of course!) event and this is the time to put in some bids for Saturday’s silent auction and/or buy your 2nd Annual Dog Days T-shirts!
August 6th, 10am to 5pm – Festival in Village Park
Every dog has his day and today is that day! Every dog will receive a free doggie bag with samples and treats. And there will be lots going on…
* Pat Kessler, WCCO TV, along with Rupert & Shelby the Pugs, will be master of ceremonies
* Dogs can enter fun contests in the categories of Best Hair, Looks Most Like Their Owner, Best Smile, Best Dog Trick, Best Costume, and more
* Katie K-9, host on MyTalk 107.1, gives tips for training the family dog
* Sage Lewis, host of The Pet Playground AM 950, tells why pets act the way they do
* Barbara O’Brien, noted lifestyle photographer, gives clues on getting good dog photos
* Captain Crunch, Buffalo County K9 Officer, demonstrates police dog moves
* Silent auction for gift certificates, local art and other sought after items
* Fun demonstrations in dog agility, dog Frisbee, groomers, dog tricks, even a dog rap artist
* Vendor booths with dog supplies, services and treats for sale
* Throughout the day, rescued dogs in need of good homes are showcased by local humane societies and shelters. Please consider adopting a dog or donating to this important work.
Come join the fun and CELEBRATE DOGS, August 5-6, 2011! (And don’t forget the dog.)
Stockholm, Wisconsin, population 99 is approximately 75 miles from Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota, 50 miles from Eau Claire, Wisconsin and 60 miles from Rochester, Minnesota. Stockholm and the nearby communities of Maiden Rock and Pepin (the birthplace of Laura Ingalls Wilder) make a great getaway destination filled with scenic beauty, small town charm, artists and art of all disciplines, family fun opportunities, outdoor recreation, funky shops, bed & breakfast inns and interesting local people.