PuppyFest!  This has to be cute.  To be held at the US Cellular Center in Asheville on Saturday September 28th, 2013, 11am to 7pm.  Puppies up to 8th months old are welcome to attend and enter the competition.  And if you choose to attend with or without your pooch, tickets are $10 each adult, $5 children ages 12 and younger, with a portion of the proceeds going to Brother Wolf Animal Rescue and the Asheville Humane Society/ Animal Compassion Network.

Puppies (up to 8 months old) who enter will be rated in 5 categories and the owner of the winner will receive a cash prize and trophy and the winning puppy celeb will be featured in a TV series pilot and appear on the front of Green Earth pet food bags!!!

The 5 main categories are:
1. Puppy Casting Call – how well does your pet pose?
2. Puppy Friendliness – how well does your pet behave with the public attention, interactions and petting?!
3. Puppy Feistiness – a race will be utilized to determine puppy spirit, energy and competitiveness.
4. Puppy Personality – a costume contest!
5. Plea for Your Puppy – Owners will have the opportunity to declare why their puppy should be THE ONE and only STAR!

Just show up with your pup to enter (and bring vaccination records or sign a release)!  AND, for extra poochie coverage in the pilot TV show (and/or for more information), email in advance, contact@PuppyFest.com, with a photo of your puppy attached, to let the judges know your puppy will be attending.

The event will be from 11am to 7pm with the competition occurring from, roughly, noon to 5pm, produced by Joshua P Warren (Animal Planet, Discovery, and more).  This should be awesome and fun!!

If you are traveling with your pet and need a place to stay, be sure and call Vacation-In-Asheville, Oakland Cottage Bed and Breakfast and Vacation Rentals in the Asheville Area for pet friendly accommodations.  Oakland Cottage Bed and Breakfast is just 2.5 miles from the USCellular Center and welcomes your well behaved pet.  Reservation offices are open 9am – 7pm daily, 828 994 2627, info@VacationInAsheville.com.