Date Of Event: September 1, 2018
Location: 243 Jacobs, St, Bristol, CT (2 hours southwest of Boston, MA and 30 minutes southwest of Hartford, CT)
Hours: Open daily, sunrise to sunset
Parking: There are several parking areas with ample parking
Trail Size/Difficulty: over 100 acres/easy
Handicapped Accessible: Yes
Dog Friendly: Yes
Highlights: dog friendly events, dog agility course, vendors, “pitty march”, costume contest
Everyone had a howling good time at the third annual Bow Wow Bark In The Park festival September 1 at Rockwell Park.
The festival included vendors selling all sorts of wares such as this vendor who makes home made wreaths.
There was also a kissing booth and a stand-in for your pooch to stick his or her head out of. Our dog Holly wasn’t impressed by it.
There was an agility course at the park for dogs to test their balance and jumping skills. Most dogs just looked at the bars and obstacles and walked around them. But some dogs were able to successfully manage the course. The best part may be watching the parents smile, encourage their pets and take photos as they crossed the obstacles.
One of the biggest events at the festival is the “pitty march”. But, all dogs are invited to march. Not just pit bulls.
Of course, there were many cute dogs to photograph at the event. I was able to photograph quite a few of them and some other visitors at the festival.
Echo is a 13 year old Italian Greyhound. Love his bandanna!
Sophia, a 3 and a half year old “Shorkie” (Shitzu Yorkie). But, she is no normal Shorkie. She is also a seizure service dog.
You may not notice it, but Phoenix, a 4 year old Border and Australian Cattle dog, has 3 legs. But, he’s all smiles and beautiful anyways!
Boeheim, named after Jim Boeheim (the coach of the Syracuse college basketball team), is a 5 month old Cavalier King Charles and Poodle mixed breed (Cavapoo). He is standing next to the sign for his mom’s store, Pink Pineapple Boutique.
Winnie is a 10 week old Golden Retriever.
Dahlia, a 3 year old Staffordshire Terrier, was dressed up for the costume contest.
Maggie is a 4 and a half year old Landseer Newfoundland dog.
But, there weren’t just dogs at this event. These very brave cats also made it out to Rockwell Park.
Lagertha (named after a character from the show Vikings) is a 2 and a half year old Chestnut Oriental Short Hair.
I think I got too close to Daisy, a 3 or 4 year old cat.
Storm is a 2 week old kitten.
Below is a video of a dog successfully completing the seesaw agility obstacle, with a little help from some friends.