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Bring your pup to ‘Fido Fest’ this weekend at Jamestown Beach

Buddy is up for adoption at the Heritage Humane Society. (WYDaily/Courtesy Heritage Humane Society)
(WYDaily/Courtesy Heritage Humane Society)

Residents who like dogs and family-friendly festivals have something to look forward to this Saturday.

James City County is set to host Fido Fest from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Jamestown Beach Event Park, 2205 Jamestown Road, the county said in a news release.

The event features dog-friendly activities, games and contests, such as the “Fido Fashion Show,” best trick contest and dog photo contest.

The dog photo contest should be entered online in advance of the event by emailing parks.rec@jamescitycountyva.gov by Wednesday. The best trick and fashion shows can be entered during the event Saturday.

The Hungry Pug and Hungry Hungry Arrow food trucks will be onsite for the festival, as well as community vendors. Merchandise will also be sold at the festival.

While the event is dog-centric, the canines must still be on leashes less than eight feet long. All dogs must also be current on vaccinations.

The event costs $5 per car for admission, payable by cash or check only. The event is co-sponsored by Heritage Humane Society and Peninsula Animal Referral Center.

For more information, call Joy Johnson at 757-259-5353 or visit the Facebook event page.

Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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