1st Annual

Dog Days

of Baker
Saturday, April 8th 2017 - 11am til 8pm
Baker County Fairgrounds
5567 Lauramore Rd, Macclenny, FL 32063
Fun foods from vendors where you will find at least one item on every menu "dog" related. From pigs in a blanket to bratwurst and sausage gumbo... there is something fun and creative for everyone!
Create A Logo
Emerging artists, we are looking for an official logo for the festival and we are making it a contest! The festival theme is hot dogs, kids, and real dogs and your design should reflect that. The winning design will be used in all future advertisements for the festival and the artist's name will be posted on our web-site for 1 year. For details, rules, and submission information see the Logo Contest Application
Hot Dog Eating
How many hot dogs can you eat in 5 minutes? Lets find out! Cash prize will be awarded to the person who downs more dogs than the rest. Prize money will equal 25% of the entry fees collected for this contest. Apply Now! $5 entry fee.
Human-Dog Look Alike
Do people always tell you that your dog has taken on your features or shares your handsome good looks? Did you knit a matching sweater for you and your pup? We wanna see! A trophy will be awarded to the best human-dog look-alike combo... costumes are optional. Apply Now! Its Free!
Best Dressed Dog
Does your Tshitzu glides down the street in a dress? Does your Beagle trot around with the neighbors in tweed... or maybe houndstooth? If you think you have the best dressed dog in town then doll or dapper him up for this canine contest. Trophy prize for winner. Apply Now! Its Free!
Hunting Dog Retrieval
This contest is open to all "hunting" dogs. Show off your dog's skills in hunting retrieval. May the best human-dog team win. Prize money will equal 25% of the entry fees collected for this contest. Apply Now! $5 entry fee.
Dog Talent Show
American Idol? (Nope!) The X Factor? (HA!!) We bring you the next big thing in reality talent shows: Florida's Most Talented Pooch! Can Spot count the ones on his back? Do you and Mr. Waggerton have a comedy sketch akin to Abbott and Costello (kids ask your parents)? Come show off Fido's talent and if your pooch out shines the others you take the trophy! Limit performance to 1 minute please. Apply Now! Its Free!
Downward Dog Relay Race
We know what you're thinking, and NO, there is no Yoga involved. 4 person teams each poised to claim the purse valued at 25% of the entry fees for this contest. This is like any other relay race... with one exception: you must be "on all fours". Hands and feet or hands and knees, its up to you but you must be "on all fours". This contest is open to all ages. Apply Now! $5 entry fee for each 4 person team.
Police Dog Demo
The Baker County Sheriff's Office will hold a demonstration of their K9 unit's skills and abilities
Dog Adoption Exhibit
Puppies! Kids love puppies and guess what... we got em! Sweet, adorable, lovable balls of fur! Puppies! They like to play. They like to run and bounce all over the place. Puppies! As much as kids love them, they love kids back. Puppies! Sooooo cute... its okay, we know you want one... and they want to go home with you! What's that you say?... Puppies aren't your speed we've got you covered too with adult dogs available for adoption as well.
Dog Art
Paint a picture of your dog... with your dog... with your dog's paws? Yep, its finger painting or rather "paw painting" for the kids and pups alike. Not a dog? Or a kid? Thats ok 'cause this is open to kids of all ages! Lets make some art!
Kids Dress-Up Like A Dog
Alright kids, time to get out the ol' imagination and thinking cap. We wanna see how well you can dress yourself up as your favorite dog! Get creative and have some fun with this. Medals will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. Remember though, always be safe and ask an adult for help when crafting your style. This contest is just for kids 12 and under. Apply Now! Its Free!
Live Music
Live music all day from a variety of performers. Wanna play? Audition tape (kids ask your parents) or CD required. A committee will select the participants. Performers get 30 minute sets. No fees will be paid to performers, but you'll get great exposure! If you are interested let us know: eMail or call 904.259.3613. Or if you are ready you can always submit your application now!

Check back here as the festival gets closer for information on Bands that will be performing!
  • People-friendly and dog-friendly dogs are permitted at the festival.
  • Dogs must be on a 6 foot leash at all times
  • No dog breeds determined to be dangerous or aggressive, such as pit bulls or rottweilers will be permitted at the festival
  • Dog owners are responsible for the behavior of their pets
  • Dog owners are responsible for picking up after their dog
  • Alcoholic beverages are not permitted on County property
  • Have a dog gone good time!
  • Fees
    Entrance: $5.00 per person (kids under 2 free) Unless otherwise noted above all events once inside are included in the $5 entry fee.

    Booth Rental: $100 per booth

    Covered Shelter Booth: $150 per booth, space is limited

    Contest Entry Fee: $5.00 per contest (some are free, see application form)
    Volunteers Needed
    We love our County and aim to make it better a little bit each day. Every small effort from everyone of us add up to huge changes. The proceeds from this festival will help develop new recreational programs for the youth in Baker County making it an even better place for kids to play, learn and grow into tomorrow's leaders. In addition proceeds will help provide new equipment for the Animal Control Department in part making the adoption programs better and improving the quality of animals stay when waiting to be adopted.

    If you would like to volunteer for this festival please Apply Now!
    Event Location
    Baker County Fairgrounds
    5567 Lauramore Rd
    Macclenny, FL 32063