2018 Dog Days Canine Event presented by Raising Cane's

Join us for the 6th Annual Dog Days Canine Event presented by Raising Cane’s on September 29th at Hewitt Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy entertainment, local vendors, a petting zoo, food trucks and much more!  Leashed pups are welcome, and rescue organizations will also have furry friends available for adoption!

About Dog Days

This event aims to provide the greater Central Texas community with a fun family day to enjoy a variety of activities, learn from experts, and connect with other dog lovers.

Now in its sixth year, the Dog Days Canine Event has something for everyone. Head to Hewitt Park on Saturday and check out the weenie dog races, get a Glam Fur photo with your pet, shop local vendors and take in the sights. New to the event this year will be a large petting zoo with over 70 baby and adult animals (donations appreciated) as well as Circus Chickendog from Austin! Circus Chickendog is known for his tricks, juggling, unicycling, balancing acts and more, and has made appearances on David Letterman and The Animal Planet.

When visiting Dog Days, you can even go home with a new furry friend if you’re interested in adopting as pet rescue groups, pet adoption groups and pet care information will all be available. If you’d like to support local shelters, the library will be collecting donations of dry dog food.  We hope to see you – and your pets – at the Dog Days Canine Event!

What does the Dog Days event benefit?

The event is hosted by and benefits the Hewitt Public Library, while food donations are accepted for the Humane Society of Central Texas.

How much does it cost to attend?

Parking is $2 per car. All event attractions including shows, programs and the petting zoo are free! Food trucks onsite will also have food available for sale.

How do I register my dog for the race?

Please click here for the weenie dog race registration. Cost is $10 per entry. You may also register at 10:30 a.m. the morning of the event at Hewitt Park by the volleyball courts.

Can I get my dog microchipped there?

Yes! Microchipping will be FREE for the first 75 Hewitt Residents (must provide proof of residency). Price per microchip is $15 each for non-Hewitt residents and/or Hewitt residents after the first 75.

What happens if there is bad weather?

If the weather is such that we cannot safely hold the event, then Dog Days will unfortunately be canceled.

Vendors & Rescues Welcome!

Vendors, rescues and non-profits are invited to join us for this fun, annual event! Vendor cost is $25 for businesses and free for rescues/nonprofits. Limited to one per company. Vendors are responsible for tables, chairs, tents and electricity. Selling allowed, wifi not available. Please click application button for more details.

Event Schedule

8:30 a.m.

Vendor set-up begins

10 a.m. - Event begins!

  • Circus Chicken Dog performance begins at Paviion
  • Presentation of Awards for Service Dogs at Stage by Pavilion
  • Vendor Booths, rescues/pet adoptions & petting zoo all open

10:30 a.m.

  • Weenie dog registration opens at volleyball court
  • Learn to Juggle – Dog Training

11 a.m.

  • Costume contest
  • Dog Tricks

11:30 a.m.

Family Story-time with Dogs

12 p.m.

Dog Tricks

1 p.m.

  • Weenie Dog Race Begins
  • Grand Championship Race

1:45 p.m.

Race Awards

2018 Sponsorships

Presenting Sponsor: $1500

Recognition on stage via PA system | Large logo rec on all promotional art promoted through City of Hewitt, Hewitt Public Library & Greater Hewitt Chamber websites & social media | Large logo rec on event banner | Logo rec in Thank You blast sent by Greater Hewitt Chamber | Company banner display opportunities (sponsor provides) | 3 complimentary weenie dog race entries | Complimentary vendor space

Circus Chickendog Entertainment Sponsor: $1000

Recognition on stage via PA system | Logo rec on all promotional art promoted through City of Hewitt, Hewitt Public Library & Greater Hewitt Chamber websites & social media | Logo rec on event banner | Logo rec in Thank You blast sent by Greater Hewitt Chamber | Company banner displayed at performance area (sponsor provides) | Complimentary vendor space

Petting Zoo Sponsor: $1000

Recognition on stage via PA system | Logo rec on all promotional art promoted through City of Hewitt, Hewitt Public Library & Greater Hewitt Chamber websites & social media | Logo rec on event banner | Logo rec in Thank You blast sent by Greater Hewitt Chamber | Company banner displayed at petting zoo area (sponsor provides) | Complimentary vendor space

Weenie Dog Race Sponsor: $500

Logo rec on all promotional art promoted through City of Hewitt, Hewitt Public Library & Greater Hewitt Chamber websites & social media | Logo rec on event banner | Logo rec in Thank You blast sent by Greater Hewitt Chamber | Company banner displayed at race area (sponsor provides) | Complimentary vendor space | 2 complimentary weenie dog race entries

Event Map & Schedule Postcard Sponsor: $300

Logo rec on event map/schedule postcards distributed at event gate | Name rec on all promotional art promoted through City of Hewitt, Hewitt Public Library & Greater Hewitt Chamber websites & social media | Name rec on event banner | Name rec in Thank You blast sent by Greater Hewitt Chamber | Company banner display at entrance (sponsor provides)

Glam Fur Photo Sponsor: $200

Logo rec on photo backdrop | Name rec on all promotional art promoted through City of Hewitt, Hewitt Public Library & Greater Hewitt Chamber websites & social media | Name rec on event banner | Name rec in Thank You blast sent by Greater Hewitt Chamber | Company banner displayed at glam fur photo area (sponsor provides)

Splash Zone Sponsor: $200

Name rec on all promotional art promoted through City of Hewitt, Hewitt Public Library & Greater Hewitt Chamber websites & social media | Name rec on event banner | Name rec in Thank You blast sent by Greater Hewitt Chamber | Company banner displayed at cool down area (sponsor provides)

Service Dog Ceremony Sponsor: $100

Name rec on all promotional art promoted through City of Hewitt, Hewitt Public Library & Greater Hewitt Chamber websites & social media | Name rec on event banner | Name rec in Thank You blast sent by Greater Hewitt Chamber | Recognition on stage via PA system

Lodging

Sleep Inn & Suites 

209 Enterprise Blvd, Hewitt, TX 76643

(254) 420-3200

Ramada Hewitt 

778 Sun Valley Blvd, Hewitt, TX 76643

(254) 732-9823