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First Lake Lanier Pet Fest on Sept. 25th | Events

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First Lake Lanier Pet Fest on Sept. 25th
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Next week, the first Lake Lanier Pet Fest will take place at Laurel Park (3100 Old Cleveland Highway, Gainesville) on September 25-26. This family and pet-friendly event is expected to draw thousands from Atlanta, Athens, Gainesville and the North Georgia Mountains to see the nationally-sanctioned Dixie Dock Dogs diving competition, which starts on Friday. Admission is $5 per car, per day; additional charges will be assessed for some activities.

A variety of talented local and national artists will perform live music on the shores of Lake Lanier, with this year’s headliner Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls; a folk rock duo that met during high school in Metro Atlanta.

The festival will feature herding and agility dog demonstrations, inflatable fun for the kids, and pets available for adoption. Local dogs can participate in the diving competition or the other pet contests and activities. All proceeds will benefit adoption programs at the Hall County Animal Shelter, which is a division of Hall County Government. For more information visit www.lakelanierpetfest.com or www.dixiedockdogs.com.

Events, Pets