2023 Dog Days Canine Event Set For Sept. 30, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

We are so excited to bring back this community favorite to Hewitt, TX this Summer! Make sure to join us for family-fun with your furry friends, food trucks, the weenie dog races, pet costume parade, microchipping and much more!!  Proceeds to benefit the Hewitt Public Library and dry dog food donations being accepted for local shelters.

2023 Dog Days Canine Event Set For Sept. 30, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

We are so excited to bring back this community favorite to Hewitt, TX this Summer! Make sure to join us for family-fun with your furry friends, food trucks, the weenie dog races, pet costume parade, microchipping and much more!!  Proceeds to benefit the Hewitt Public Library and dry dog food donations being accepted for local shelters.

About Dog Days

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 7th 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, enjoy a pet costume parade, shop local vendors and take in the sights. 

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 committee 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 the Greater Hewitt Chamber and benefits the Hewitt Public Library, while food donations are accepted for local shelters.

How much does it cost to attend?

Dog Days is a FREE event for the community! Parking is $5, and event attractions including shows, programs, glam fur photos and more! Food trucks onsite will also have food available for sale. Weenie Dog race registration is $10.

How do I register my dog for the race?

Cost is $10 per entry. You may also pre-register here or at 9:30 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 ALL!

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.

Sponsorships

Sponsorships are offered to members only through the first right of refusal deadline of July 15, 2023. Non-member rates are listed below and available July 16, 2023. Businesses may join to receive 25+ freebies and membership perks as well as utilize our 15% discount benefit a first-time member sponsor. 

If this event were to be canceled due to weather, options would be discussed for rescheduling. If the event was not rescheduled, the member would be responsible for paying 80% of the commitment from promotions received leading up to the event.

Presenting Sponsor: $2500

Speaking Opportunity 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 | Prominent logo rec on banner at Hewitt Park Event Entracne | Logo rec in Thank You blast sent by Greater Hewitt Chamber | Company banner display opportunities (sponsor provides) | Complimentary vendor space | 8 parking vouchers;

Non-member rate available July 16: $3,600

Media / TV Sponsor: $2000

Logo recognition on Marketing art Promoted through the City of Hewitt, Hewitt Public Library & GHCOC Website & social media| Main Banner at Hewitt Park Event Entrance | Thank you blast sent to chamber membership | 2 company banner opportunities (sponsor provides) | complimentary vendor space | 6 parking vouchers.

Non-member rate available July 16: $2,400

Media/Cable/Internet/Radio: $1000

RADIO SOLD TO POWER 108 (1available for each area) Logo Recognition on marking promoted through the GHCOC website and social media | Main banner at Hewitt Park Event Entrance |Thank you blast to chamber membership | 1 company banner display opportunity (sponsor provides) | Complimentary vendor space | 5 parking vouchers

Non-member rate available July 16: $1,200

 

Volunteer T Shirt Sponsor: $500

SOLD TO THE CONFIDENT HOUND Recognition on stage via PA system | Logo rec on all staff and volunteer t-shirts, promotional art promoted through City of Hewitt, Hewitt Public Library & Greater Hewitt Chamber websites & social media | Logo rec on event banner at main entrance | Logo rec in Thank You blast sent by Greater Hewitt Chamber | Complimentary vendor space | 2 parking vouchers

Non-member rate available July 16: $600

Weenie Dog Race Sponsor: $500

SOLD TO CODA CANINE AND WACO SURF.  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 | 2 Comp Weenie Dog Race Entries| Complimentary vendor space | 3 Parking Vouchers

Non-member rate available July 16: $600

DJ 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 | Complimentary vendor space | 4 Parking Vouchers

Non-member rate available July 16: $600

Dunk Tank: $400

Name rec on all promotional art promoted through City of Hewitt, Hewitt Public Library & Greater Hewitt Chamber websites & social media | Name Rec on main banner at Hewitt Park Event Entrance | Name rec in Thank You blast sent by Greater Hewitt Chamber | Company banner display at dunk tank (sponsor provides) | Complimentary vendor space with 1 parking voucher

Non-member rate available July 16: $480

Event Map & Schedule : $400
Name rec on all promotional art promoted through City of Hewitt, Hewitt Public Library & Greater Hewitt Chamber websites & social media | Name Rec on main banner at Hewitt Park Event Entrance | Name rec in Thank You blast sent by Greater Hewitt Chamber | Company banner display at dunk tank (sponsor provides) | Complimentary vendor space with 1 parking voucher

Non-member rate available July 16: $480

Kids Zone Sponsor: $300
Signage at Kids Zone area, Name rec on all promotional art promoted through City of Hewitt, Hewitt Public Library & Greater Hewitt Chamber websites & social media | Name Rec on main banner at Hewitt Park Event Entrance | Name rec in Thank You blast sent by Greater Hewitt Chamber | Company banner display at dunk tank (sponsor provides) | Complimentary vendor space with 1 parking voucher

Non-member rate available July 16: $360

Glam Fur Photo Sponsor: $200

SOLD TO DIGITAL MEDIA BUTTERFLY AND CAMP BOW WOW.  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 banner at Hewitt Park Event Entrance | Name rec in Thank You blast sent by Greater Hewitt Chamber | Company banner displayed at glam fur photo area (sponsor provides) | Complimentary Vendor Space with 1 parking voucher

Non-member rate available July 16: $240

Pet Costume Parade Sponsor: $200

SOLD to Photography by Cecy, 1 Remaining – Recognition at the Pet Parade | Name rec on all promotional art promoted through City of Hewitt, Hewitt Public Library & Greater Hewitt Chamber websites & social media | Name rec on banner at Hewitt Park Event Entrance | Name rec in Thank You blast sent by Greater Hewitt Chamber | Company banner displayed at glam fur photo area (sponsor provides) | Complimentary Vendor Space with 1 parking voucher

Non-member rate available July 16: $240

Splash Zone Sponsor: $200

SOLD to Barnett Contracting, Scenthound (4 remaining) – Name rec on all promotional art promoted through City of Hewitt, Hewitt Public Library & Greater Hewitt Chamber websites & social media | Name rec on banner at Hewitt Park Event Entrance | Name rec in Thank You blast sent by Greater Hewitt Chamber | Company banner displayed at cool down area (sponsor provides) | Complimentary vendor booth and 1 parking voucher

Non-member rate available July 16: $240

Service Dog Award Sponsor: $200

1 sold to HEB, Mission Medicare Insurance Agency  (1 remaining) Name rec on all marketing promoted through the GHCOC Website and social media|  Name rec at awards ceremony | Name rec on main banner at Hewitt Park Event Entrance | name in thank you blast to membership | complimentary vendor space and 1 parking voucher.

Non-member rate available July 16: $240

First Aid Station Sponsor: $200

 2 Available – Name rec on all marketing promoted through the GHCOC Website and social media| Name rec at first aid station| Name rec on main banner at Hewitt Park Event Entrance | name in thank you blast to membership | complimentary vendor space next to the first aid station and 1 parking voucher.

Non-member rate available July 16: $240

Supporting Sponsor: $100

3 Available SOLD TO NEIGHBORWORKS WACO.  Name rec on all promotional art promoted through City of Hewitt, Hewitt Public Library & Greater Hewitt Chamber websites & social media | Name rec on main banner at Hewitt Park Event entrance | Name rec in Thank You blast sent by Greater Hewitt Chamber | 1 parking voucher

Non-member rate available July 16: $120

Vendors, Food Trucks & Rescues Welcome!

 

 

40 spots available! Join us for this fun, annual event! GHC’s Dog Days of Summer will take place at Hewitt Park and advertised on HewittChamber.com, Hewitt Express Magazine, Waco & the Heart of Texas, Digital billboard (Hewitt Drive), News 25, Grande Communications, Power108, Facebook and Instagram, and we’re expecting a 3,000+ come and go attendance.

Vendor cost is $50 for members and $100 for non-members, Free for non-profit members and $50 for non-member non-profits. Rescues and animal shelters are free.  Food Truck fee is also free, but trucks are requested to donate a portion of proceeds from the event back to the chamber.  10% members, 15% non-members.

Vendors and Food Trucks are responsible for bringing any needed tables, chairs, tents and electricity. Selling allowed, wifi not available. Gates will open at 7:45 a.m. for set up, and vendors must be in place with cars parked in general parking area no later than 8:50 a.m. Vehicles will not be allowed through the front vendor entrance gate after 8:50 a.m. due to safety and car show line-ups. The event will be from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. No tearing down until 12:00 p.m. Exclusive to one vendor per company. Vendors and all persons associated are expected to practice professional behavior and may be asked to leave event immediately by the hosting organization. Vendors are expected to be respectful of others’ property and avoid conflict.

Please note that advertising/sponsorships/vendor reservations are not refundable as dollars go toward ongoing community development efforts. By registering, I will not hold the Greater Hewitt Chamber, City of Hewitt or its members, committee, staff or volunteers responsible for damages or injury incurred during the Dog Days of Summer event on Sept. 30, 2023.

Final details will be e-mailed from the GHCOC Staff week of event!

Event Schedule

7:30 a.m.

  • Vendor set-up begins

9:00 a.m. - Event begins!

  • Vendor Booths, rescues/pet adoptions all open
  • Registration Open for Pet Costume Parade and Trick Contest

9:15 a.m.

  •  Pet Costume Parade Begins!

9:30 a.m.

  • Weenie dog registration opens at volleyball court
  • Dog Trick Contest
  • Teach a Trick by Coda Canine

10:00 a.m.

  • PD Canine Demo    

10:30 a.m.

  • Weenie Dog Race Begins
  • Grand Championship Race

11:30 a.m.

  • Service Dog Recognition

12:00 p.m

  • Race Awards
Committee Members – Brooke Taylor, Pat Breen, Brooke Coffman, Kathryn Crouch, Robin Jamison, Trish Menchu and Briana Norton

 

 

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