by Madison V. Fisler
July 26, 2013. This weekend, July 26-27, the High Country will play host to the Second Annual High Country Pet Fest in Banner Elk.
Held at Banner Elk Elementary School, the second annual High Country Pet Fest is a two-day event which will celebrate the High Country’s love for their pets with activities, live entertainment, vendors and even the famous Purina Dog Team performing their antics like agility shows and frisbee tosses throughout the day.
Visitors can even enter their own dogs in a pet show to try to win the titles for categories like best tail-wagger, youngest puppy, best handshake and more.
Local restaurants and locals are sponsoring a “Pies for Pets” sale, which will raise funds to benefit the Avery County Humane Society.
The schedule of events is as follows:
Friday, July 26
- 3 p.m.-8 p.m. – High Country Pet Fest Vendors
- 6 p.m. – Concert by Whip Daddys featuring Mad Dog
Saturday, July 27
- 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.: High Country Pet Fest vendors
- 10:30 a.m.: Dr. Susan Mervin Animal Emergency and Pet Care Clinic Topic: Dental Health
- 11 a.m. – Purina Incredible Dog Show
- 11:30 a.m.: Avery County K-9 Unit demonstration
- 12:30 a.m.: Dog Show registration
- 1 p.m.: Dog Show
- 1:30 p.m.: Purina Incredible Dog Show
- 2 p.m.: Avery County K-9 Unit Demonstration
- 3 p.m. Blessing of the Animals with Pastor Dan Brubaker
- 3:30 p.m.: Dr. David Linzey Animal Emergency and Pet Care Clinic Topic: Stem Cell Research
- 4 p.m.: Purina Incredible Dog Show
For more information on the event, or to register for the dog show, please click here.