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Once again! Farragut goes to the DOGS!
July 6, 2022

DOG DAZE VI @ Village Green Shopping Center will be a 3 Day Festival of fun, food, shopping and competition! It is presented by the Angie Cody Real Estate Team. SHOP FARRAGUT and the Town of Farragut have teamed up with Smoky Mountain Dock Dogs and Ricki’s Pet Depot to bring a nationally sanctioned regional canine aquatics competition by DOCK DOGS INTERNATIONAL. The festivities will take place in the Village Green Shopping Center parking lot, just south of Planet Fitness, Friday, August 12 through Sunday the 14th.

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Smoky Mountain DockDogs is the local club that will be supporting this event. Club President Kaye Noble states; “We are delighted to host another East Tennessee competition. We expect teams from as far away as Ohio and Florida to compete throughout the weekend. Our Farragut event has become a premier stop for many of the serious Dock Diving Dog Teams!” In fact, all event registrations are now sold out. Winners of this weekend’s events will move on towards the World Championships in October as seen on ESPN.

Competitors love coming to the Dog Daze at Village Green event because of the atmosphere of the crowd, the local food trucks, and the level of competition this event brings. There will be over 400 jumps with 150 competitors.

Smoky Mountain DockDogs will also conduct a silent auction which will benefit the B.A.A.R.K. foundation. This is an organization that helps the DockDogs community in their time of need.

DockDogs® was established in 2000; its first event was at the ESPN 2000 Great Outdoor Games competition. This competition will attract dog owners from across the Southeast. Last year there were over 30 competitors and more than 5000 visitors during the sophomore effort of this soon to be annual Farragut event. Registrants will be able to gain qualifying points towards attendance at the World Championships in October. If you have never witnessed this – expect the unexpected! Learn more at 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 afternoon at 4:00 pm with local dogs taking a “Pooch Plunge!” Area dog owners will have the opportunity to have their ‘puppy’ try a Dock-Dive! The SMDD Club will organize this activity which will allow non-competitors to try the DockDog experience free of charge between 4 and 7pm as an introduction to the sport. Actual competitions will commence on Saturday at 9am and registrations can be made here.

Between qualifying rounds, spectators can shop the Village Green shopping center, visit the many merchant booths on-site, mingle with pet food suppliers, plus get food & drink at the Festival Tent while visiting many pet related vendor booths, local merchant showcases and displays. A few vendor spots are available by contacting Shop Farragut at or calling 865-307-2486.

The entire weekend is free! There will be over 3 dozen vendors, food trucks and adult beverages.

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

Fri Aug 12, 2022
Onsite Registration/ Practice – 4:00 pm
Try DockDogs – 4:00-7:00 pm

Sat Aug 13, 2022
Onsite Registration/ Practice – 9:00 am
Big Air WAVE # 1 – 10:00 am
Big Air WAVE # 2 – 11:30 am
Big Air WAVE # 3 – 1:30 pm
Big Air WAVE # 4 – 3:30 pm
Extreme Vertical (All in one) – 5:30 pm

Sun Aug 14, 2022
Onsite Registration/ Practice – 9:00 am
Big Air WAVE # 5 – 10:00 am
Big Air WAVE # 6 – 11:30 am
Speed Retrieve (All in one Finals) – 1:30 pm
Big Air Finals start at 3:30 pm
(Pro, Semi-Pro, Contender & Amateur Finals)

Event Format: Outdoor Big Air®, Extreme Vertical®, Speed RetrieveTM , and Iron Dog Rankings

DOG DAZE is made possible with support from Angie Cody Realtor, TDS Telecom, First Utility District, SouthEast Bank, Ricki’s Pet Depot, MLILY USA, Knoxville TVA Employee Credit Union and The Dog Wizard.

About the Farragut Business Alliance dba SHOP FARRAGUT
"FBA’s mission is to positively impact Farragut’s economic growth by assisting new businesses, supporting and promoting existing businesses and, in coordination with the Town of Farragut, aiding in the economic development and promotion of the community."

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