American Kennel Club (AKC) Dog Agility Trial

American Kennel Club (AKC) Dog Agility Trial

American Kennel Club (AKC) Dog Agility Trial, Western North Carolina Agricultural Center’s McGough Arena (dogs jump hurdles, race through tunnels and climb over A-frames at high speed) Fri. – Sun  8am –4pm, Mon 8am-12Noon, free admission & spectators are welcome, please leave your dog comfortably at home, Sponsored by Blue Ridge Agility Club

 

American Kennel Club (AKC) Dog Agility Trial

American Kennel Club (AKC) Dog Agility Trial

American Kennel Club (AKC) Dog Agility Trial, Western North Carolina Agricultural Center’s McGough Arena (dogs jump hurdles, race through tunnels and climb over A-frames at high speed) Fri. – Sun  8am –4pm, Mon 8am-12Noon, free admission & spectators are welcome, please leave your dog comfortably at home, Sponsored by Blue Ridge Agility Club

 

Angel Pets Expo 2020

Angel Pets Expo 2020

The Angel Pets Expo is comprehensive of ‘All things Pets!”. There is a focus on holistic pet care. Angel Pets Expo is proudly presented by Bright Star Studio & the Funky Buddha, a local spiritual center.

The goal of the Angel Pets Expo is to bring people together with resources, services and products which support and honor our pets, and ourselves as pet parents. Angel pets focus also prides ourselves on being also inclusive of all stages of pet life including: senior pet care, end-of-life care, caregiver support and pet loss grief support. The Angel Pets Expo is comprehensive of ‘All things Pets!”.

Variety of over 60 vendors which include Veterinary care, animal acupuncture & chiropractic, pet artists, pet insurance specialist, pet food/treats, canine rehabilitation, animal trainers, pet products, animal Reiki and energy work, animal communicators, pet portraits, non-profit groups, pet memorial items, pet sitters, pet jewelry and clothing, groomers and more!

An additional goal of the Angel Pets Expo is to increase the pet loving community, connect with each other, increase the quality of life of our pets and ourselves, as pet parents.
Food. Presentations. Door Prizes. Music & more! Animal Blessing event in afternoon, as well

AngelPetsExpo.com or 828-450-4424

American Kennel Club Dog Agility Trial

American Kennel Club Dog Agility Trial

The Blue Ridge Agility Club of Western North Carolina will host an American Kennel Club (AKC) agility trial , Friday & Saturday 8am-4pm, Sunday 8am-12pm.  The event will be held at the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center McGough Arena. The object of agility is for the handler to navigate the dog through a timed obstacle course without the dog making a mistake.  Spectators are welcome to attend and admission is free. Please leave your dog comfortably at home.

American Kennel Club Dog Agility Trial

American Kennel Club Dog Agility Trial

The Blue Ridge Agility Club of Western North Carolina will host an American Kennel Club (AKC) agility trial , Friday & Saturday 8am-4pm, Sunday 8am-12pm.  The event will be held at the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center McGough Arena. The object of agility is for the handler to navigate the dog through a timed obstacle course without the dog making a mistake.  Spectators are welcome to attend and admission is free. Please leave your dog comfortably at home.

Winter Break Family Fun

Winter is the perfect time for exploring Chimney Rock Park. Leafless trees make for more places to enjoy the views and picture taking. Chimney Rock celebrates this winter break by offering our popular Family Animal Encounters for this one week, too. Join us daily at 2pm to hear what our Animal Educators would be doing if they were still living on the wilder side during these chillier months ahead.

Winter Break Family Fun

Winter is the perfect time for exploring Chimney Rock Park. Leafless trees make for more places to enjoy the views and picture taking. Chimney Rock celebrates this winter break by offering our popular Family Animal Encounters for this one week, too. Join us daily at 2pm to hear what our Animal Educators would be doing if they were still living on the wilder side during these chillier months ahead.

Winter Break Family Fun

Winter is the perfect time for exploring Chimney Rock Park. Leafless trees make for more places to enjoy the views and picture taking. Chimney Rock celebrates this winter break by offering our popular Family Animal Encounters for this one week, too. Join us daily at 2pm to hear what our Animal Educators would be doing if they were still living on the wilder side during these chillier months ahead.

Winter Break Family Fun

Winter is the perfect time for exploring Chimney Rock Park. Leafless trees make for more places to enjoy the views and picture taking. Chimney Rock celebrates this winter break by offering our popular Family Animal Encounters for this one week, too. Join us daily at 2pm to hear what our Animal Educators would be doing if they were still living on the wilder side during these chillier months ahead.

Any & All Dog Show

All dogs are invited to participate in this Dog Show, plus the day will include a Fall Festival with games, prizes, face painting, arts & crafts, food and drink, caricature artist, vendors, a raffle and more. Proceeds benefit Foothills Humane Society & Polk County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit.

Bat-tastic Celebration

The Cradle of Forestry’s Bat-tastic Celebration is a one-day event that is a culmination of the local celebration of International Bat Week (October 21-27). Bat Week celebrates the role of bats in nature, and at this local celebration, children and adults can visit info and activity tables to learn more about bats and what they can do to help #SaveTheBats, from 11am to 3pm.

Fall Open Horse Show

Fall Open Horse Show

The Fall Open Horse Show is open to any community equestrians (& is great for beginner riders and kids) or spectators to come watch!  You’ll find English, Western, gaited, trail, lead line, costume & game classes. Feel free to bring a picnic lunch or purchase concessions, participate in a silent auction, a tack swap, costume contest, socialize & enjoy a full day with much more. Gates open at 7:30am & show starts at 9am. Cumulative division awards (except lead line, costume, ride-a-buck) presented at an Awards Luncheon on Nov 10, 2019. Spectator Admission  $2 Adults, $1 kids, 1 person per horse Free.

Helmets REQUIRED by any rider under 18 years old, in English AND western tack.

*Online registration is not available for Open shows in order to accommodate flexible class entries the day of the show. Pre-entry by mail, delivered at least 7 days prior to show accepted with check or proof of PayPal payment and waiver on show day. 

No dogs or alcohol on show grounds.

RAIN DATE: October 12th

Flock to the Rock

Flock to the Rock

Join for one of Western North Carolina’s most popular Annual events, Flock to the Rock. Originally created to help folks understand why Hickory Nut Gorge is such a premier birding location, this event has grown in size and popularity every year. You don’t have to be an avid birder to find something of interest at this event, but it may just be the reason you become one. Guided bird walks, raptor flight shows, live bird demos and workshops are a few of the ways you’ll discover that Chimney Rock isn’t just for the birds!

Naturalist Niche: Fall Migration Bird Walk

The early bird gets…to see and hear early birds! This special bird walk was designed to start before the Park opens to ensure participants get the best chance to encounter a variety of birds. Taking place during fall migration also enhances the number of species expected to be in our area. This hike is considered moderate and is the prelude to the our 10th Annual Flock to the Rock event which starts at 11am.

Family Animal Encounters

Family Animal Encounters

Every afternoon at 2pm in June, July & August, join one of the Chimney Rock Park naturalists for an informal program where your family will love animals! Kids of all ages are sure to take home some fun facts and special memories. Then, grab a Track Trail brochure at the Animal Discovery Den and round out the day with a hike along the Great Woodland Adventure trail with 12 education stations. Don’t forget your camera!

Cost: Included with Park admission. Check Chimney Rock’s website for info on park hours and admission.

Repticon Asheville

See live animals from around the world, purchase pets and pet products direct from the experts at amazing prices you won’t find anywhere else, and learn more about reptiles and exotic animals at live seminars and demonstrations.

See website for more info! http://repticon.com/north-carolina/asheville/

Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm, Admission $12 for adults, $5 for children ages 5-12, free for children under age 4.

Repticon Asheville

See live animals from around the world, purchase pets and pet products direct from the experts at amazing prices you won’t find anywhere else, and learn more about reptiles and exotic animals at live seminars and demonstrations.

See website for more info! http://repticon.com/north-carolina/asheville/

Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm, Admission $12 for adults, $5 for children ages 5-12, free for children under age 4.

Bullmania

Bulls, Barrels and more! Watch top rated cowboys and cowgirls duke it out on the dirt. Kid friendly, indoor arena. Friday & Saturday night only. Gates open at 6:00pm – Show begins at 8:00pm.

Tickets available in advance (here) or at the gate.

  • Advance Tickets: Kids $5.00 Adult $15.00
  • Tickets at Gate: Kids $8.00 Adult $17.00

Bullmania

Bulls, Barrels and more! Watch top rated cowboys and cowgirls duke it out on the dirt. Kid friendly, indoor arena. Friday & Saturday night only. Gates open at 6:00pm – Show begins at 8:00pm.

Tickets available in advance (here) or at the gate.

  • Advance Tickets: Kids $5.00 Adult $15.00
  • Tickets at Gate: Kids $8.00 Adult $17.00