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 fifth 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!

Event Parking: $2/vehicle 

SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE! Click here for more info.  And click here for sponsor registration!

Vendor Spaces Available for just $25 (free for rescues/non-profits): register online hereclick here for PDF application

Weenie Dog Race Registration: Please register at the weenie dog race tent (in front of the pavilion) at 10:30 a.m. at the event. The first race starts at 12:30 p.m., and the last one starts at 1:30 p.m. First-, second- and third-place finishers will receive cash prizes during an awards program at 1:45.

Microchips: The Hewitt Police Department and Hewitt Animal Control will cover the cost of 75 microchips for Hewitt residents’ dogs during the event. The first 75 residents with their pup and proof of residency in the form of a driver’s license, water bill or utility bill will get a free microchip. After the first 75, the microchips will be offered for $15. City ordinance requires all dogs be microchipped.

2017 Sponsorships

Presenting Sponsor: $1500 | Sold to Raising Cane’s | 1 Remaining

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 | Sold to James Vidrine & Fortenberry Insurance | 2 Remaining

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

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 | Sold to Action Fire Pros | 5 Remaining

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 | Sold to Painting with a Twist | 3 Remaining

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

Past Events