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The annual Fido Fest at Jamestown Beach Event Park is Saturday, March 21. (WYDaily/ Courtesy of the James City County)
The annual Fido Fest at Jamestown Beach Event Park is Saturday, March 21. (WYDaily/ Courtesy of the James City County)

Mark you calendars: Fido Fest is coming to Jamestown Beach in less than two weeks.

The annual event hosted by the James City County Parks & Recreation and the Heritage Humane Society features family and dog-friendly activities with games, contests, food and community vendors and more, according to the news release.

Admission is $5 per car, by cash or check.

The contests include Best Trick with a two-minute limit, a Fido Fashion show with categories for Best Overall, Best Couple, Funniest and Most Creative and a Dog Photo Contest for Best Smile, Best Costume and Precious Pup. Enter for the Dog Photo Contest here.

Two new attractions are dog yoga and an off-leash dog play area by dog weight.

Fido Fest is at Jamestown Beach Event Park, 2205 Jamestown Road, on March 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Organizers advise against retractable leashes and all pets must be leashed except in the off-leash play areas; dogs must have current vaccinations.

For more information, call 757-259-5353 or email joy.johnson@jamescitycountyva.gov.

The event is weather permitting so call the activity hotline for event updates at 757-259-3232.

Julia Marsiglianohttp://wydaily.com
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to julia@localvoicemedia.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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