Dog Events in North Carolina

Mark your calendars! There are 6 upcoming events in North Carolina. Use the links below to get details on each event, print directions, look at pictures, and even read reviews of last year's event. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in North Carolina, or call 877-411-FIDO to speak with one of our pet travel experts!

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Bark in the Park Top Dog Festival

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Bring Fido to this year’s festival, promising to be a great time for dogs and the people they own! Enjoy live performances, food and product vendors, contests and much more! 2017 Top Dog Photo Contest - Dog lovers may cast votes online now through April 25 for the “Top Dog” of the 2017 Bark in the Park Top Dog Festival presented by Purina and Harris Teeter. The “Top Dog” winner will be announced at the Bark in the Park Top Dog Festival. The winning dog will receive a year’s supply of dog food from Purina. Event Schedule: • 10 a.m. - Start • 10:30 a.m. Long Shot • 11 a.m. Ultimate Air Dogs Performance • 11:30 a.m. Ultimate Air Dogs Public Participation • 11:30 a.m. Smallest Dog Contest • Noon Top Dog Winner Announcement • 12:30 p.m. Owner Look-a-Like • 1 p.m. Doggie Dash • 1:30 p.m. Ultimate Air Dogs Public Participation • 1:30 p.m. Largest Dog (Height) • 1:45 p.m. Largest Dog (Weight) • 2 p.m. Best Costume • 2:30 p.m. Toss & Catch • 3 p.m. Ultimate Air Dogs Performance • 3:30 p.m. Ultimate Air Dogs Public Participation • 3:30 p.m. Cutest Puppy Contest
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6 – 7

Charlotte Pet Expo - Amazing Pet Expos

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The Charlotte Amazing Pet Expo is the ultimate pet event! Check out tons of pet-friendly exhibitors and rescues, see live demos in positive-reinforcement obedience training, and let your pet take a spin with the latest pet sports! Learn about pet care & activism, great giveaways and prizes, amazing discounts on your favorite pet products, talent and costume contests, and fabulous retailers. Plus shopping, adoptions, free nail trims, low-cost vaccinations, agility and much more fun for the whole family! Admission is FREE! Bring your pet! If you’re a pet guardian – or would love to be one – you’ll find everything you need under one roof, so you and your pet can Play, Shop, Learn, and Adopt in comfort.
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20

Barq in the Parq 2017

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Bring Fido and help raise money for area animal non-profits! Fun, music and food with a variety of vendors for you and your four-legged friend!
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23

Doggies at the Diamond

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Take Fido out the ballgame! Bring your furry friend to the ballpark tonight to watch Asheville Tourists take on the Rome Braves.
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25

Learn about Hiking with Your Dog

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Bring Fido and join Brother Wolf Animal Rescue to learn the best trails to hike with your dog as well as dog hiking etiquette. Brother Wolf will also be sharing information about their no-kill mission, volunteer opportunities, and Outward Hounds Hiking Club. 10% of the day's sales will also benefit Brother Wolf Animal Rescue's work. Check out their Facebook page for more details: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BrotherWolfAnimalRescue/events/?ref=page_internal
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8

Doggies at the Diamond

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Take Fido out the ballgame! Bring your furry friend to the ballpark tonight to watch Asheville Tourists take on the Lexington Legends.