Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture

Peaks and Paws Festival at Squaw Aug 27

Posted on August 3, 2016
Filed Under North Tahoe Events

Sender Bell of Sierra Ski and Cycle WorksThe dog days of summer will be on full display during the annual Peaks and Paws Festival at Squaw on Saturday, August 27, 2016 to raise money for the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe.

Dogs and their people can enjoy two stages of live  music, a pet themed vendor village, dog-friendly hikes, complimentary dog treats and activities specially designed for furry friends.

Peaks and Paws is a special day to celebrate dogs, with pet-friendly guided hikes up the mountain, an array of specialty products pet vendors, live bluegrass music all day, 3rd Annual Fetch Fest at Cushing Pond, an Ultimate Flying Dog Show and demonstrations, and “Yappy Hour” drink specials. Peaks and Paws is a fundraiser for the local community and all proceeds from the event benefit the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe, a non-profit dedicated to saving and improving the lives of animals. Last year’s festival raised over $13,000 in proceeds for the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe. The festival will take place on Saturday, August 27 from 11 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Peaks and Paws welcomes the return of the third annual Fetch Fest at Cushing Pond, an exciting contest for man’s best friend. Fetch Fest is a timed ball retrieval contest to see which dog can retrieve the most tennis balls from Cushing Pond before time runs out. Fetch Fest will begin at 2 p.m. and has a $5 entry fee.

The Ultimate Flying Dog Show performances and demonstrations from JD Platt’s K9 Kings Entertainment will feature daredevil dogs showcasing some of the most incredible dog tricks and high-flying action in the world. Guests can engage in one of the world’s largest pet meet and greets, and witness a fun mix of live entertainment with music, comedy, and audience participation. Lagunitas Brewing Company will be serving $5 beers and wine will be available by the glass. “Yappy Hour” will take place from 4-5 p.m. and feature $1 off drinks and complimentary pet treats.

Live bluegrass music performances will take place throughout the day.

All proceeds from the festival will benefit the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe.  For more info, click here.

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