farmington fido fest

LaFontaine Subaru presents Farmington Fido Festival will be taking place July 20 – 22, 2018 in Shiawassee Park during the Farmington Founders Festival!! There will be hours of entertainment, including the Metroparks Ultimate Air Dogs and Rock N Roll K9’s Performance Team!

Your dog can test their skills on the Lucky Dog Lure Coursing, participate in the Disc Dogs of Michigan frisbee competition, use his/ her sense of smell in the Barn Hunt game or test their speed in the Motor City Harley Davidson Radar Run.  There will be a vendor village showcasing dog wearables, homemade dog treats, unique dog toys and dishes and samples of dog food and treats. There will be rescues on site looking to place pets in their forever homes. The event will feature a variety of craft beers, Tito’s Handmade Vodka and live music will be available the “Bark Garden”.  Pet related vendors will be on site showcasing their products and services.  On Friday evening, a film featuring a famous dog will be showcased on the big movie screen and on Saturday, beautiful hot air balloons will fill the park for the Light the Night event.

Don’t miss all this K9 action!

Friday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

ULTIMATE AIR DOGS presented by MetroParks
Your dog doesn’t have to be a Pro Jumper to get in on this fun sporting event. sporting event. From the smallest jumper to the biggest Ultimate high flyer, all dogs are encourage to participate as long as they can swim. Try outs are in between competitions.  


Splash 1 – 11:00 p.m. 

Splash 2 – 1:00 p.m.

Splash 3 – 3:00 p.m.

Fetch It – 5:00 p.m.


Fetch It – 11:00 a.m. 

Splash 4 – 1:00 p.m.

Splash 5 – 3:00 p.m.

Chase It –  5:00 p.m. 


Splash 6 – 12:00 p.m.  

Splash 7 – 2:00 p.m.

Finals – 4:00 p.m. 


Come watch an entourage of incredibly talented high flying canines at the Disc Dogs of Michigan Updog Challenge, a new exciting dog sports organization that is great for all skill levels for disc and agility. They will host a variety of different games come join the fun onsite registration will be available.

Throw n go – 10:00 am – 11:30 a.m.
Frizgility – 11:30 am to 1:00 p.m.
7up – 1:00 pm to 2:30 p.m.
4 way – 2:30 pm to 4:00 p.m.
Funkey – 4:00 pm to 6:00 p.m.

Throw n’ Go – 9:00 am – 11:00 a.m.
Funkey – 11:00 am- 1:00 p.m.
7up – 1:00 pm – 3:00 p.m.
4 way Pairs – 3:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Spaced Out – 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Throw n’ Go – 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Frizgility – 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Spaced Out – 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Time Warp – 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

*Times are subject to change.

ROCK N’ ROLL K9’s presented by Pet Valu
The Rock-N-Roll K-9’s provide good family fun entertainment with their awesome K-9’s, while grooving to rock and roll music. The shows will include tricks, relay racing, limbo, choreographed obedience routines, agility, Scooby says, musical mats and much more. You will see a variety of breeds in every color, shape, size and age, as well as the great All American Mix. These skilled athletes and their trainers work close together as a team and with everyone doing their utmost to make the Rock-N-Roll K-9 shows unforgettable.

11:00 a.m. 
2:30 p.m. 
5:30 p.m. 

11:00 a.m. 
2:30 p.m. 
5:30 p.m. 

1:00 p.m. 
3:30 p.m. 

Canine Adventures to host one of the fastest growing dog sport… BARN HUNT! Barn Hunt is open to any dog of any breed or mix who wishes to play the game and can fit through an 18″ wide by bale-height tall tunnel. Canine Adventures will be hosting trials and demos throughout the weekend.

BARK GARDEN presented by Tito’s Handmade Vodka & Roak Brewing Co.
Feeling a little thirsty? Sit back and relax with a Tito’s Handmade Lemonade or ice cold Roak Brewing Co beer! This is the one beer garden where you can enjoy a beverage with your dog by your side. For every Tito’s Handmade Vodka drink you purchase, $1 will go to the Detroit Dog Rescue and your dog will receive a FREE Tito’s Handmade Vodka bandanna. (while supplies last)

Many dogs love the thrill of the chase! Lucky Dogs Lure Coursing will be on-site all weekend. The object to the game is to catch the lure! Bring your pup to join in on the fun. No pre-registration required. Walk up and run!

ADOPTION ALLEY presented by Thornton & Grooms

Several local animal rescues will be on-site with pets looking for their forever homes. Each rescue has their own adoption process. Applications will be accepted on site.

RADAR RUN presented by MotorCity Harley-Davidson

Test your dog’s speed on a the radar run! Local charities will be on-site collecting donations for each run.  

Dogs participate in one of many contests throughout the weekend to win prizes. Times and contests to be announced at a later date.

All times for all events are subject to change.

Like Farmington Fido Fest Facebook page to get up to date information on contests, show times and more.

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