The event takes place on the grounds of Johnson’s Orchards & Peaks of Otter Winery 1410 Elmos Rd, Bedford Va 24523
Muskrat Races This event uses the Jack Russell Terrier's highly developed prey drive to swim through water in pursuit of an artificial lure.
Dogs of all shapes and sizes are invited to swim across the pond in pursuit of an artificial lure. There will be three divisions of competition: small, medium, and large dogs. The winner in each division will receive a trophy. See Photos
Parade of Horses The "Parade of Horses" will showcase different breeds and/or colors of horses. Each horse and rider enter the arena one at a time and the announcer will read a brief description of the horse its heritage and its uses. After all horses have been shown, all will re-enter the arena together and stand at the rail so that people may talk to the rider and pet the horse.
Lure Coursing There will be a demonstration of Lure Coursing given by Laura Cormier. Lure coursing is a humane sport which re- creates the chase of the hare by the pursuing hound. The "bunny" consists of strips of white plastic attached to a continuous loop line that runs through a series of pulleys to simulate the zigzag path of a rabbit on the run. After the demo, all dogs that attend the festival are invited to try the course. See Photos
Mounted Search & Rescue Team Commonwealth Search & Rescue · CSAR is a state resource and member of VASARCO (Virginia Search and Rescue
Council), an advisory group to VDEM (Virginia Department of Emergency Management) in Richmond. - Members respond to emergencies throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia where wilderness, mountainous or urban areas require specialized techniques and equipment. - Each member supplies and carries his/her own provisions and gear. - Mounted: CSAR's mounted teams provide rapid mobility; increased scope of operation; and an elevated vantage point. All horses have been tested and certified by state standards to be safe and a qualified resource.