High Country Pet Fest July 22-23

It’s that time of the year! The 6th Annual High Country Pet Fest is this weekend. This is such a wonderful event for the entire family.

The Annual High Country Pet Fest is a community-wide event that celebrates pets and the families who love them. The Banner Elk TDA, The Avery County Chamber of Commerce and My Best Friend’s Barkery proudly host the festival with proceeds from this event benefiting local animal-related charities.

high country pet festThis year’s 2017 High Country Pet Fest will incorporate lively entertainment and educational opportunities for pet owners. A disc-dog competition will have dogs flying high with the Southeast Disc Dogs, who will be holding their disc dog competition here in Banner Elk on July 22 & 23.

Check out how the local K9s walk the beat with other planned exhibitions including the working dogs of the Avery County K9 unit and a Search and Rescue team. Bring along the little ones, because the High Country Horse Helpers will be here offering pony rides, storytelling, and book signing. Learn more about your best friend’s needs with a meet & greet with educational seminars by local veterinarians and other local pet professionals, the Blessing of the Dogs. Compete to have your pooch awarded first prize in the ever popular High Country Dog Show, and shop with a variety of vendors! Have your dog try out the latest AKC dog sport, Swift Paws lure coursing. All this and more will take place on July 22 & 23rd at the Historic Banner Elk Elementary School grounds.

Click here for a full schedule of events.