Dog Days of Denton
will celebrate 22 years in 2015!

BanjoGet ready to celebrate the 22nd year of Dog Days of Denton, Texas’ original festival for pooches and their people, is a celebration of man’s best friend.   Festival hours this year are Saturday, September 26th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the North Texas State Fairgrounds, 2217 N. Carroll Blvd., in Denton.

Best and formerly known as the Dog Days of Summer, the Dog Days of Denton Celebration is in its 22nd year. During festival hours, attendees can enjoy a canine couture fashion show , live entertainment, demos and performances by canines and their trainers, “Glamfur” photos, canine contests, arts and craft vendors, pet care information, pet rescue groups and fantastic festival foods.

Demos and contests abound at the event! Recent years have had a herding demo by Alamar Farms and Nose Work by Golden Triangle Dog Obedience Group.  Some of our usual highlights include: contests like Canine Couture Costume Contest, Pet Tricks, Dancing with the Dog Contest, How Obedient is Your Dog and Dog Singing Contest, as well demos by Dallas Dog ‘n Disc, and the chance to try the agility course by Dallas Working Agility Group (D.A.W.G.) with donations going to Leader Dog Project; Pet Tricks and Dog Singing contests; and the popular Spokesdog Pageant (must be entered in advance – see Forms & Application page – DEADLINE IS SEPT. 12TH). During the event check-out the hand-crafted arts/crafts for pets and people, pet care products and information, and general products and services for your home and pet.   Attendees are welcome to bring pet food donations for the Denton Animal Shelter and drop them off at the Information Booth.

There is much more to see and do at Dog Days of Denton!

For a schedule see the Event Schedule page as the event gets closer to see the complete schedule.

Sponorship and Vendor booth space info will be posted soon!

Pet-friendly Denton hotels include:

For contact information on these hotels and other Denton accommodations,  or visit

Dog Days of Denton welcomes FRIENDLY DOGS and their owners. All owners are responsible and liable for their pet(s). For everyone’s safety, dogs MUST BE ON A LEASH and have CURRENT VACCINATIONS.

The event takes place rain or shine – in the event of rain, come prepared with an umbrella, wear old shoes and have a good time!