Friday, 26 August 2011

Fairhaven Annual Dog Show - Saturday, September 10

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, South Walsham is staging its second Annual Dog Show on Saturday, September 10,from 10am to 4pm.

The event, which is sponsored by James Wellbeloved and Acle Feed and Seed, is a fun day for all dog lovers and a great opportunity for local residents to demonstrate their pride in their dogs.

There are 11 categories in the Dog Show including best puppy, waggiest tail, best young handler, scruffiest mutt, prettiest bitch and most handsome male. It costs £1 to enter each category and all proceeds will go to FAITH Animal Rescue, The Dogs Trust and Canine Partners. There is no need to enter in advance, just bring your dog along on the day and join in the fun.

Other activities are terrier racing, doggy line dancing and face painting. The Dogs Trust, F.A.I.T.H Animal Rescue Centre and Canine Partners will all be at the show,
along with doggy stalls.

Admission is £2 adults, £1 children (under 5 free) and dogs free. The Dog Show is being staged next to the main car park. There will be plenty of free parking.

Full List of Dog Show Categories
10.45am best puppy
11.05am best senior dog
11.25am prettiest bitch (puppy to 5 years)
11.45am prettiest bitch (6+ years)
12.05pm handsome male (puppy to 5 years)
12.25pm handsome male (6+ years)
1.15pm best rescue
1.35pm best young handler
1.55pm waggiest tail
2.15pm scruffiest mutt
2.45pm best in show

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden is at South Walsham, nine miles east of Norwich, signposted off A47 at B1140 junction, also signposted from Acle, tel. 01603 270449,

The garden is open daily all year, 10am to 5pm (closed Christmas Day), also open Wednesday and Thursday until 9pm to the end of August; free parking and free admission to tearoom, gift shop and plant sales. Admission: adult £5.50, concessions £5, child £3 (under 5 free).

There is wheelchair access to most of the garden, including the events area. Visitors requiring special facilities are advised to telephone in advance, mobility scooters available. Dogs are welcome on leads; small charge to cover poop scoop.

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