Today we went to the Westport Dog Festival at Winslow Park. Lola and I go to Winslow about once a week; she always enjoys herself there. The parking lot was full so we had to park across the street about a block away. We were pleasantly surprised at how well Lola handled it--even walking on the Post Road.
The front part of the park was fenced off and we waited to pay the entrance fee ($10) and sign a waiver. Three food trucks were stationed by the entrance. We got grocery bags with the Choice Pet logo (the main sponsor) coupons, a sample of dry dog food and a full poopy bag holder (full of bags not poop, just to be clear.) Tables and tents lined the perimeter of the field: pet food, pet services, vets, WEBE radio and more. In the middle of the field were rings set up for various competitions and doggie fun zone--an obstacle course. (Spike used to run a longer doggy fun zone at Taylor Farm on Greenwich Kennel Club show weekends.)
We got about half way around the tables when Lola was getting a little freaked by all the other dogs and little kids. So we left the festival area and walked around the rest of the park. We returned and saw the rest of the exhibitors, including our food vendor and our vet. Hopefully we'll win the vet's drawing for a free visit. The three of us took another loop around the back of the park, checked out the food trucks. We didn't see anything that interested us, so we went to Nik's Place for lunch.
The weather could have been nicer, but it was still a good time.