2023 Dog Days Canine Event
Please watch for more information to come for Hewitt’s 2023 Dog Days event in the Spring of 2023!
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 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?
How much does it cost to attend?
Dog Days is a FREE event for the community! 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?
Can I get my dog microchipped there?
What happens if there is bad weather?
Vendors, rescues and non-profits are invited to join us for this fun, annual event! Vendor cost is $25 for chamber member businesses $35 for non-member 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.
10 a.m. - Event begins!
- Circus Chicken Dog performance begins at Paviion
- Vendor Booths, rescues/pet adoptions & petting zoo all open
- Weenie dog registration opens at volleyball court
- Learn to Juggle – Dog Training
- Costume contest
- Dog Tricks
- Weenie Dog Race Begins
- Grand Championship Race
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: $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
Petting Zoo Sponsor: $1000
T Shirt Sponsor: $750
Recognition on stage via PA system | Logo rec on all committee 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 | Logo rec in Thank You blast sent by Greater Hewitt Chamber | Complimentary vendor space