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Save the Date: FidoFest 2024 

Mark you calendars for the return of FidoFest on Saturday, May 18, 2024 at Wheeling Park!

Celebrate the reveal of a new art installation featuring artwork created by local residents of their pets, and enjoy a day full of dog-friendly activities for dog-lovers from across our community.

This free community event will feature several activities that both humans and dogs will love, including a trick dog show, dog costume contest, dog-oriented vendors, pictures with your pooch, and more!

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Schedule of Events

(Subject to Change)

11:00 a.m. Banner Reveal at the Fitzsimmons Family Dog Park, Wheeling Park

11:00 a.m. DJ Juan Dunlap

11:45 a.m. Team Zoom Canine Entertainment (Session 1)
Get ready to experience the Midwest’s most hilarious and acrobatic pups at this highly-anticipated trick dog show!

12:15 p.m. Zoom Meet ‘n Greet

12:30 p.m. Dog Costume Contest
Sponsored by the Upper Ohio Valley Building and Construction Trades Council
Dress your pup in their best costume and have them strut across the stage for our FidoFest Costume Contest. The top dog will take home a $100 gift card to Dirty Paws. Contestants will be scored on originality, execution, and entrance. Register on the day of the event at the Volunteer Wheeling welcome table.

1:30 p.m. DJ Juan Dunlap

2:30 p.m. Team Zoom Canine Entertainment (Session 2)

3:00 p.m. Zoom Meet ‘n Greet

3:30 p.m. AKC Rally Demonstration
Witness the teamwork between dogs and their handlers as they navigate through a series of obedience exercises.

Happening All Day:
  • Music with DJ Juan Dunlap
  • Paw-p Up Market
  • Stuff the Truck donation collection for the Ohio County Animal Shelter
  • Animal Adoption Area
  • Kids’ Zone with inflatables
  • Food vendors
Paw-p Up Market Vendors:
  • kandoodles
  • Zeb’s Barky Bites
  • Friendly City Freeze Dried
  • Pawz In Time LLC/HeartSoul Dog Training
  • Smiling Tails Pet. Are LLC
  • Happy Wags
  • Abbey’s Canine Academy
  • Three Good Boys Bakery
  • The Cattle Dog Candle Co.
  • Miles’ Munchies
  • St. Clairsville Ohio Kennel Club
  • High Demand Boutique
  • Pet Supplies Plus

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Alpha Dog Sponsor

Gold Dog Sponsors

Dog Pack Sponsor

Dog’s Best Friend Sponsors

FidoFest Vendor

Past Events

Volunteer Wheeling hosted the first FidoFest on May 6, 2023 at the Fitzsimmons Family Dog Park in East Wheeling. During this event, a new public art installation was revealed from January’s Paint Your Pup event!

A special thank you to our Alpha Dog Sponsor, Dirty Paws for supporting FidoFest and the new public art installation.

Check out some photos from FidoFest!

Photos taken by Wheeling Heritage Media & Volunteer Wheeling Members.

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