Announcing HOTC Dog Fair 2022
The Huntsville Obedience Training Club is currently accepting applications for exhibitor booth space at HOTC Dog Fair 2022 scheduled for September 24th, at Monte Sano State Park. This event provides a wide range of free 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.
Booth space is free on a first-come basis to canine related vendors, rescue organizations/animal shelters, and other related non-profits. We do ask that for-profit organizations provide a refundable deposit to reserve booth space and donate an item to be given to the public as a door prize. You can apply for space at www.DogFair.org. Click on "Exhibitors" at the top of the page, then select "How can I be an exhibitor?" and follow the instructions. You will receive an email confirmation of your application approval and during the week before the Fair a booth assignment will be emailed to you. Please ensure that your email address is entered correctly so that we may contact you, and indicate any special needs on your application form. 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 for each vehicle. The parking fee applies to both for-profit and non-profit exhibitors/rescues.
This year there will be two sessions of K9 Escapades where dogs can participate in fun competitions such as Dog Look-a-Like and Best Trick. Rescues and shelters are welcome to show some of their dogs in the K9 Escapades contests and we will announce his/her availability for adoption during the event. Rescues and shelters may bring as many adoptable dogs as their staff can support. Shortly before booth assignments are made in mid-September, HOTC will confirm with you, by telephone or email, the number of dogs that you are planning to bring. We understand that adoptions happen and new rescues become available, so bring the dogs that you have available on the day of the Dog Fair, but if your rescue count changes more than an couple of animals please let us know as soon as possible. If for some reason you are unable to attend at the last minute, please contact us. After being accepted for booth space, rescue organizations and animal shelters will be sent a password and instructions on how to sign-up some or all of the adoptable dogs you plan to bring to the Dog Fair. You are not required to sign-up the dogs you will bring, but please sign-up some, so that the public knows about your organization. The information will be displayed on-line at the HOTC Dog Fair website and with links to your organization’s website if provided.
The Dog Fair opens to the public at 9:00 am. 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 vendor and exhibitor areas after 8:30. Visitor parking is reserved for Dog Fair attendees. We want as many people as possible to enjoy the event!
If you will be unable to claim your space as planned, please let us know as soon as possible. If you cancel your space after booth assignments are made on Sept 14, your deposit will be considered as a donation.
HOTC invests thousands of man-hours and thousands of dollars in this event, and takes nothing but good will and enjoyment from it. We hope that you enjoy it as well!
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Exhibitor Booth & Display Coordinator
HOTC Dog Fair 2022