Like us humans, dogs love summertime. If anything, there are at least a lot more interesting things to smell, the walks are longer, and more new friends can be met because they’re coming out of wintertime hiding too. Sometimes, your human doesn’t even see that other human they obviously need to meet, and it’s easier to pull them over there when there’s no snow and ice on the ground. And the dog parks!
If you think your dog is thinking it’s about time to go on a road trip to a summer festival all about canines, bring the whole family to Hops & Hounds presented by Tito’s Handmade Vodka at the Raitt Homestead Farm Museum (2077 State Rd, Eliot) on Saturday, June 17 from noon to 5 p.m. Admission for dogs is free, humans are $5 each. The event is rain-or-shine and nonrefundable.
As the name Hops & Hounds implies, tasty brews are a focus this day on the lovely, grassy 33 acres of the Farm Museum, as much as the happy gathered pups are. Get something to eat at one of the food trucks (including Crust, Maine Falafel Company, Farm to Coast Mobile Kitchen, and more), and to wash it down, sip a cold Tito’s Handmade Vodka Drink, a Funky Bow Brewery Craft Beer, or one of many other available brews.
And, as if it’s not fun enough just to do that and watch everybody’s dogs play, Hops & Hounds will also offer these features: the Take Me Home Zone, with several organizations with dogs up for adoption; the Seacoast Dock Dogs Competition; music from Annie Brobst; Hydration Stations by Take Five Dogcare; the dog-friendly photo booth; dog washing stations and more. Oh, that fenced in park your dog can’t wait to get to? There’s going to be one of those too.
Check https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hops-hounds-tickets-33210940818 for more, and let that puppy hop in the car!