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Farragut is going to the dogs, September 15

A 3-day festival of fun, food, shopping and competition will fill up an entire weekend in Farragut. DOG DAZE @ Village Green will begin on Friday, September 15 and continue through Sunday the 17th.

SHOP FARRAGUT and Town of Farragut have teamed up with Smoky Mountain Dock Dogs & Ricki’s Pet Depot to bring a nationally sanctioned regional canine aquatics competition of DOCK DOGS INTERNATIONAL. The festivities will take place in the Village Green Shopping Center parking lot, just south of Stein Mart and the new Planet Fitness.

farragut goes to dogsDockDogs was established in 2000; its first event was at the ESPN 2000 Great Outdoor Games competition. This event will attract dog owners from across the Southeast. Organizers expect upwards of 40 competitors at this first-time Farragut event. Registrants will be able to gain qualifying points towards attendance at the World Championships, which coincidently will be held in Knoxville at the Civic Center October 25 through 29. If you have never witnessed this — expect the unexpected! First Utility District is a major sponsor supplying over 27,000 gallons of fresh Tennessee River water to fill the pool for the weekend.

The festivities will start on Friday evening with a local dog “Pooch Plunge!” Local dog owners will have the opportunity to have their ‘puppy’ try a Dock-Dive! This will allow non-competitors to try the DockDog experience free of charge. Between 4 and 7pm, members of the Smoky Mountain DockDogs Club will assist area pet lovers with their introduction to the sport. If anyone is interested in entering their dog, (all breeds accepted) in the actual competition, they can email, call the office at 330-241-4975 or go online at

Actual competitions will commence on Saturday.

Between qualifying rounds, spectators can shop the Village Green shopping center, visit the merchants on-site, mingle with pet food suppliers, plus get food & drink at the beer garden while watching College Football, (especially the UT-FL game) in the Event Tent on the Big Screen TV’s, courtesy of Costco. There is NO admission to attend this exciting event.

The final rounds of competition and award presentations will take place Sunday afternoon.

The complete Event Schedule:

Fri Sept 15, 2017
Onsite Registration/ Practice – 4:00 pm
Try DockDogs with the “Pooch Plunge” – 4:00-7:00 pm

Sat Sept 16, 2017
Onsite Registration/ Practice – 9:00 am
Big Air WAVE # 1 – 10:00 am
Big Air WAVE # 2 – 11:30 am
Big Air WAVE # 3 – 1:00 pm
Big Air WAVE # 4 – 2:30 pm
Extreme Vertical (All in one) – 4:30 pm

Sun Sept 17, 2017
Onsite Registration/ Practice – 11:00 am
Big Air WAVE # 5 – 12:00 pm Speed Retrieve (All in one Finals) – 1:30 pm
Big Air Finals start at 3:00 pm (Pro, Semi-Pro, Contender & Amateur Finals)

For the eager competitors, the DOG DAZE Event Format: Outdoor Big Air®, Extreme Vertical®, Speed RetrieveTM, and Iron Dog Rankings will be in effect.

SHOP FARRAGUT is still seeking booth vendors interested in family customers. Questions and inquiries can be sent to

For more information on Farragut Dog Days, visit

Published August 29, 2017

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