Ad Spot

Thousands to pack Monte Sano for Dog Fair

MONTE SANO – Monte Sano State Park will attract thousands of humans and their dogs for the 15th annual Dog Fair. Huntsville Obedience Training Club hosts the event.

The fair on Sept. 30 will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with those hours packed with fun events. The Dog Fair is free, but visitors must be the state park’s $10 parking fee.

“Dog Fair is attended by thousands of people each year. Many bring their dogs, while others adopt dogs from the local rescue groups and humane society,” obedience club spokesperson Denise Edge said.

More than 160 people volunteer for the dog fair. “We will have a microchipping clinic. In six rings of activities, people can participate with their dog in tests of agility, rally, manners for AKC Canine Good Citizen, nose work and other activities,” Edge said.

Music on the Mountain at 10 a.m. will showcase numerous freestyle performances. Dogs will dance in outstanding routines.

At 11 a.m., the Dog Show for Kids will be the fair’s version of Westminster Dog Show. “It’s not only fun, but you’ll get a prestigious ribbon, a cool toy and have the opportunity to take a winner’s circle picture of you and your dog,” Edge said.

At 11:30 a.m., the Obedience, & Escapades Ring will have dogs demonstrating how to heel, jump, retrieve and recall with joy and precision, Edge said. The Obedience Demonstration will showcase obedience club dog/handler teams in beginner to advanced exercises.

The Freestylers will conduct a Training Circus at noon. “You’ll see beginner dogs and handlers, along with advanced teams doing short demonstrations of skills developed for freestyle dance routines,” Edge said.

At 10 a.m. and again at 1:30 p.m., owners can let their dogs take center stage for K9 Escapades. The most attractive dogs will strut in the ring for “Prettiest” and “Handsomest.” Judges will consider originality, execution and level of difficulty for “Best Trick.”

In addition, owners can let their imaginations run wild in dressing their dog for “Best Costume.” Infinite possibilities are open for “My Dog Looks Like _____”; dogs can use accessories and props to heighten the similarities.

Dog Fair visitors will be eligible for prizes. Vendors will display merchandise. For more information, visit dogfair.org Facebook/HOTC Dog Fair.

James Clemens High School

Instrumentalists can improve talent at Madison Music Camp

Madison

Madison City Council members to hold town hall meeting Thursday, April 22

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Cotton Row Run Moved To Labor Day From Traditional Memorial Day Date

James Clemens High School

Alabama Consortium for Technology in Education awards James Clemens

Huntsville

Alex Cole earns Eagle Scout rank with school beautification project

Huntsville

‘Into the Woods Jr.’ to unfold on Madison Academy campus

LIFESTYLES -- FEATURE SPOT

What’s the significance of red poppies? American Legion has answers.

James Clemens High School

Massachusetts Institute of Technology selects Yewon Lee for institute

Madison

Elementary students excel in play at State Scholastic Chess Championship

Harvest

Groups can apply for Master Gardeners grant for horticulture projects

James Clemens High School

Madison teens’ yearlong practice culminates in 2021 State Scholastic Chess Championship

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Alabama State Games Offer Academic Scholarships

Bob Jones High School

Exploravision regional win goes to James Clemens

Bob Jones High School

Alabama State Games To Offer Academic Scholarships During Opening Ceremony

James Clemens High School

James Clemens shows its tech savvy in Science Olympiad

James Clemens High School

James Clemens Jets Press rates first at All American High School Film Festival

Digital Version

Digital version of The Madison Record – April 7, 2021

Bob Jones High School

Sam Uchitel at Bob Jones founds business for Madison CEO

Madison

City Chess Blitz Championship to decide victor on April 24

Bob Jones High School

Senior boys can apply for Alabama Boys State

Madison

VBC says scams targeting ticket seekers increasing, explains how to avoid them

Madison

State open records bill clears Senate committee

Madison

‘Essential business’ bill goes to governor

Madison

EDITORIAL: Fighting COVID-19 will require personal responsibility when mask mandate expires

x