Announcing HOTC Dog Fair 2011
The Huntsville Obedience Training Club is
currently accepting applications for booth space at the HOTC Dog Fair scheduled
for September 24th, at Monte Sano State Park. This event provides a
wide range of demonstrations and hands-on activities for the public and their
canine companions, and gives local shelters and rescue groups the opportunity
to showcase dogs in need of a 'forever' home. Vendors' booths with
dog-related items for sale help lend a country-fair atmosphere to the event,
enhancing everyone's enjoyment. Several thousand people and their dogs attend
the HOTC Dog Fair each year, making it one of the largest volunteer-run events
of its type in the nation. Promotional flyers can be printed using this link HOTC
Dog Fair Flyers. Please feel free to print and distribute as many as you
Booth space is free on a first-come basis to
vendors, rescue organizations/animal shelters, and other non-profits. You can
apply for space at www.DogFair.org. Click on
"Exhibitors" at the top of the page, and then select "How can I
be an exhibitor?" You will receive an immediate confirmation of your
application and in mid-September, a booth assignment will be emailed to
you. It is important to ensure that your email address is entered
correctly so that we may contact you, and that you have indicated any special
needs in your application. While you are there, check out the entire HOTC
Dog Fair website! Please note that although the booth space is free, Monte Sano State Park charges a parking fee ($5) for each vehicle.
Rescue organizations/animals shelters should note that a special session (11:00) has been set aside in the Parade of Breeds to showcase the dogs you have brought for adoption. Once you have registered for booth space, rescue organizations/animals shelters will be given a password and instructions on how to register your adoptable dogs. Please provide as much information as possible as it will be displayed both on-line at the HOTC Dog Fair’s website, and announced while the dog is being shown.
The Dog Fair begins at 9:00 a.m., but all exhibitors must arrive and be parked in the designated exhibitor parking areas no later than 8:30 AM, and must stay until the fair closes at 3:00 p.m. In the past, the congestion of late arriving exhibitors created an unacceptable safety hazard to the Dog Fair attendees; therefore, no one will be allowed to drive into the vendors and exhibitors’ areas after 8:30. Visitors’ parking is reserved for Dog Fair attendees – after all, we want as many people as possible to enjoy the event!
HOTC invests thousands of man-hours and thousands of dollars on this event, and takes nothing but good will and enjoyment from it. We hope that you enjoy it as well!
If you have questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
See you at the HOTC Dog Fair!
Sheila & Butch Norckauer
Booth & Display Co-Coordinators
HOTC Dog Fair 2011