Fall is right around the corner and with cooler temperatures and nature's beauty radiating through the vibrancy of color, there's no better time to go outside and enjoy a few festivals and event specifically designed for you and your dog!

Here are Five Fun Fall Festivals for Fido (try saying that five times fast):

SEPTEMBER

7th Annual Paw Festival

2018 Dates Coming Soon

2615 George Busbee Pkwy NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144

"Bring Fido and join in the fun for the 7th Annual Paw Festival! Grab your pooch and stock up on free samples of holistic foods and doggie treats from your favorite vendors! Attendees and participants will enjoy a pet fashion show, best kisser contest, best trick contest, dog training demos, food trucks, and fabulous raffle baskets! Proceeds from the event will benefit local pet rescues. Event admission is free, and donations are appreciated!"

More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/239415043232421/

 

2018 Sandy Springs Festival Pet Parade

2018 Dates Coming Soon

6110 Blue Stone Rd, Sandy Springs, GA, US, 30328

"The 2017 Pet Parade at the Sandy Springs Festival is presented by Angels Among Us Pet Rescue, in partnership with Heritage Sandy Springs. Pets of all shapes and sizes parade through the Sandy Springs Festival, sporting creative and crazy costumes. A Festival tradition since 1987, the Pet Parade is free to enter and prizes are awarded in a variety of categories: Most Unusual Pet, Coolest Trick, Owner/Pet Lookalike, Celebrity Impersonator, Best of Show, and People’s Choice. Day-of Registration will be available Saturday between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. at the Festival Main Stage. The parade begins at 10:00 a.m. with awards and prizes following at 11:00 a.m."

Register now at: https://form.jotform.us/71643933797167

OCTOBER

HowlOWeenie 

2018 Dates Coming Soon

2300 Highway 138 E, Jonesboro, GA, US, 30236

"It's the happiest, waggiest, day of the year! A festival to celebrate the wiener dogs, with contests, music, food trucks and much, much more. Save the date and check the event website for more details! Join in for this ever fabulous annual extravaganza which celebrates all things dachshund, delicious food, laugh-your-butt-off games and races, beer and wine, the in-demand annual collector’s tee, and so many fantastic auction items. Free admission."

More information: http://www.dreamrescue.org/events/

 

Werepups Halloween Bash

2018 Dates Coming Soon

4770 N Peachtree Road, Dunwoody, GA 30338

"Open To Dog Lovers of All Ages! The Petwitching Hour Howl The Night Away! All Werepups, vampooches, furry ghouls, and their families are invited for an evening of spooky fun at the Park Tavern, featuring party beats and lots of fun! A spooky bag and a dinner are included with your ticket! Dress To Kill Prizes for best costumes (furry and not so furry contestants). It's time to get creative with you and your pooch! Whatever you wear, make it funky and fabulous and boogie through the night as your alter ego. There will be prizes for the following categories: -Best Duo -Spookiest Pup -Most Original -Funniest Pup -Cutest Pup"

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/werepups-halloween-bash-tickets-32509325267

 

NOVEMBER

Puglanta PugFest 2018

2018 Dates Coming Soon

1975 Glenn Club Drive, Stone Mountain, GA

"Mark your calendars for Puglanta PugFest hosted by Loving Touch Animal Center in Stone Mountain, GA! There will be contests, vendors, food trucks, music, photos with Santa, photos with The Grinch, a pug kissing booth and....PUGS!!! Oh yeah...and the top secret "anal gland expression" booth in a location TBD. #tellnoone. All dogs are welcome but all MUST be leashed and relatively well-behaved. Dogs showing any signs of aggression will be asked to leave and we prefer you leave the retractable leashes at home and use "regular" leashes. We encourage carpooling! Parking may be limited! Admission fees: Adults and kids 12 and up ($10), Kids under 12 ($5), Dogs (free)"

More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/714644472027775/

 

Let us know if you plan on attending any of these events and show us your pictures if you do with the hashtag #5FFFF!

Courtesy of Anne Geier