FARMINGTON — It is an affair organizers hope everyone and their dog will attend.
The first Davis County Dog Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Legacy Events Center, 151 S. 1100 West, Farmington.
The event is free to the public, as well as to dogs as long as they are on a leash.
“We do expect a good turnout, but we don’t know," said Sandy McKinnon, Legacy Events Center administrative assistant.
As a first-time event, and without any major advertising, McKinnon said, she does not have an estimate as to how many people will attend.
But the events at the five-hour fair are pretty doggone good.
The fair events include dog adoptions, Running For the Paws walkathon to raise money for the Davis County Animal Services adoption program and a K-9 demonstration by the Davis County Sheriff’s Office, McKinnon said.
The K-9 demonstration will begin at 1 p.m., and will be followed by a 2 p.m. pet costume contest, McKinnon said.
There will also be food vendors on hand for both the public and their pets, she said.
Ongoing events during the day will include dog herding and agility demonstrations.
The Rocky Mountain Rescue Dogs will also be there, McKinnon said.
“We’re excited about this," Davis County Animal Services director Clint Thacker said of the dog fair. Because of the work McKinnon has put into organizing the event, Thacker said he is merely piggybacking off McKinnon’s effort.
In addition to the activities, there will be prizes and raffles.