Events at the Frankenmuth Dog Bowl

The Dog Bowl team is currently working to confirm event schedules and details as the festival has changed dates to August 14 to 16 and August 20 to 23. Please check back later this summer for a finalized schedule!

Balloons Over Bavarian Inn

Balloons Over Bavarian Inn

Witness beautiful morning and evening flights by more than 25 hot air balloons over Frankenmuth! Nightly balloon glows take place in the grassy field near River Place Shops, this is a must-see event you don't want to miss at the Frankenmuth Dog Bowl! Check out the...

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Wiener Dog Races

Wiener Dog Races

Location: Festival Platz Stage near the Cass River Bar and GrillDate and Time: Saturday, August 15 and Sunday, August 16 at 5 PM each day.  Registration: Onsite only – starting at 4 pm before the race at the Wiener Dog Registration Tent at the back of the Fest Platz....

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Silly Pet Tricks & Talking/Howling Competition

Silly Pet Tricks & Talking/Howling Competition

Location: Festival Platz Stage near the Cass River Bar and Grill Date: Sunday, August 16, 2020 Time: 2:00 p.m. Registration: Onsite only at the Information Booth starting at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, August 16. Fee: No cost to register! This audience favorite allows the...

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Pet Parade

Pet Parade

Join us for the Pet Parade on Saturday, August 15, 2020! This year's King and Queen will be the Grand Marshals! Beginning at 12:45 pm, dogs and their owners can line up in the south parking lot near the marquee of Frankenmuth River Place Shops. No registration needed!...

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Dog Breeds of the World Show

Dog Breeds of the World Show

Location: Festival Platz Stage near the Cass River Bar and Grill Date: Sunday, August 16 and Saturday, August 22, 2020 Time: 1:00 p.m. Registration: Onsite only at the Dog Bowl Information Booth – Open until 12:30 pm. Limited to one dog per breed This free Dog Show is...

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Police K9 Demonstration

Police K9 Demonstration

Location: River Place Shops Field Date: Saturday, August 15 and Sunday, August 16, 2020 Time: 11:00 a.m. & 4:30 p.m. each day The Saginaw Valley Police Canine Association, a non profit organization, and Blue Line Police K9 is pleased to announce another great year...

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International Dockdogs Competition

International Dockdogs Competition

Location: Gravel Parking Lot near the River by the Covered Bridge Date and Time: Saturday, August 15 and Sunday, August 16 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Practice starting at 8:00 AM!  Registration: Please register online at DockDogs - Limited spots will be available for...

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Disc Dogs of Michigan Competition

Disc Dogs of Michigan Competition

TWO WORLD-QUALIFYING DISC DOG COMPETITIONS Location: River Place Shops Field Date: Saturday, August 15 and Sunday, August 16, 2020 Time: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Registration: Online - opening soon so check back for updates! Onsite registration is also available the day...

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25 Yard Small Doggie Fun Run Race

25 Yard Small Doggie Fun Run Race

Location: River Place Shops Field Date and Time: Saturday, August 15 at 3 PM Registration: Onsite at the Dog Bowl Information Booth on Saturday until 2:30 PM. Limited to the first 50 registered dogs. Fee: No cost to register! The 12th annual race to see whose small...

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Border Collie Sheep Herding Demonstration

Border Collie Sheep Herding Demonstration

Location: River Place Shops Field Date and Time: Saturday, August 15 and Sunday, August 16 at 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. each day! Back by POPULAR demand! This event keeps large audiences in awe and amazement.  Different skill sets are demonstrated by various Border...

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Rock N Roll K9s Performance Team

Rock N Roll K9s Performance Team

Location: River Place Shops Southeast Lawn (First Weekend) and Field (Second Weekend) Date: Saturday, August 15 and Sunday, August 16, Friday, August 21 and Saturday, August 22 - Times TBD! The Rock N Roll K9s provide good family fun entertainment with their awesome...

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Best Canine Costume Contest

Best Canine Costume Contest

Location: Festival Platz Stage near the Cass River Bar and Grill Date: Saturday, August 15 and Saturday, August 22, 2020 Time: Immediately following the pet parade at approximately 1:30 p.m. on the Festival Platz Stage. Registration: No registration. Participants will...

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Dog Lovers Days Lure Course

Dog Lovers Days Lure Course

Location: River Place Shops Field Date: Saturday, August 15 and Sunday, August 16 Time: 9:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. For More Information, contact Dog Lovers Days at (519) 835-1472 or learn more here! Does your dog like to chase squirrels? Does your dog like to run? Try your...

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50 Yard Big Doggie Fun Run Race

50 Yard Big Doggie Fun Run Race

Location: River Place Shops FieldDate and Time: Sunday, August 16, 2020 at 3 PMRegistration: Onsite at the Dog Bowl Information Booth anytime Sunday until 2:30 PM. Limited to the first 50 registered dogs. Fee: No cost to register! The 12th annual race to see whose big...

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2020 Dog Bowl King & Queen Award

2020 Dog Bowl King & Queen Award

Location: Festival Platz Stage near the Cass River Bar and Grill Date: Saturday, August 15, 2020 Time: 1:15 p.m. Registration: Check back for registration information!

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Annual Canine Cruise on the Cass River

Annual Canine Cruise on the Cass River

 Location: Bavarian Belle River Boat Date: Saturday, August 15 and Sunday, August 16, 2020 Time: 10:00 a.m. Register: Not Open - Check back for updates! The annual Canine Cruise on the Cass River returns with the 2020 Dog Bowl! This unique tour of Frankenmuth takes...

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Barn Hunt

Barn Hunt

Location: Frankenmuth River Place Field Date: August 15 and 16 Time: TBD - Check back for updates! Fee: TBD For More Information Contact: Zodiac Ranch or contact [email protected] or call Linda Lundstrom 248-202-0178. Barn Hunt is an exciting new dog sport...

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