Fall 2019 Dog-Friendly Events in the Richmond VA Area

Month Date(s) Name of event Address Time Tickets Activities Dog Rules Other
September 1 Harvest Wine & Oyster Festival James River Cellars 12:00 – 5:00 $25 – $30 Food Trucks, Wine, Oysters, Live music Dog Friendly! For more info, visit jamesrivercellars.com
September 6, 13, 20, 27 Fridays on the Patio James River Cellars Winery, 11008 Washington Highway, Glen Allen, VA 7:00 – 10:00 $8 Wine tastings, local bands, food trucks. A fun Dog friendly event! For more info, visit: http://www.jamesrivercellars.com/event-calendar-1/2018/9/28/fridays-on-the-patio-jfxds-g83ej
September 7 Down on the Farm Crab Feast Hanover Vegetable Farm, 13580 Ashland Road, Ashland 2:00 – 7:00 $36 – in advance only.  No tickets at the gate. Crabs, live music, adult beverages “Not only are they [dogs] allowed, but they are welcomed! Please, keep them on a leash and clean up after them.” For more info, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/2179366979022950/
September 8, 15, 22, and 29 Sundays in the Shade James River Cellars 1:00 – 4:00 No charge Music, tastings, relaxation! Dogs allowed at outdoor tables For more information about all of James River Cellars dog friendly events, visit: http://www.jamesrivercellars.com/
September 13 Fidos After Five Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens 5:00 – 8:00 $2 for dog Music, food & drink. $2 suggested pet admission to benefit the SPCA; Leashed, rabies vac., 4 mos or older, no retractable leashes, spayed or neutered if over 1 year old, well behaved only.  Clean up after pets! For more information, visit:  http://www.lewisginter.org/visit/events/fidos-after-5/
September 14 Forty‑Third Street Festival of the Arts 43rd Street and Forest Hill Avenue, Richmond 10:00 – 5:00 No charge Small well‑juried art and craft show with good local support. Music and food. Dog Friendly! For more information, visit:  https://www.facebook.com/events/441036103402331/
September 14, 15 Richmond VegFest 1300 Blanton Avenue, Richmond 12:00 – 6:00 No charge Over 100 vendors (including over 40 food vendors), live music, kid-friendly activities, speakers, vegan cooking demos, and more! Dog Friendly! For more information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/295653501084005/
September 19 Third Thursday Open Air Marketplace Downtown Hopewell 5:30 – 8:30 No charge Vendors, Food trucks, music, children’s activities, craft beer Dog Friendly! Maybe a little far, but worth a 27 minute drive
September 20,21,22 Field Day of the Past Landmark & Historical Place Fairground, 1741 Ashland Road, Rockville VA 23146 Open Daily at 8AM $8 -$15 Popular country fair since 1992!  Too many activities to name! Dogs must be leashed and be current on all vaccinations. Please be kind to other guests by cleaning up after your pet. Also, be aware that there are large crowds, loud noises, children, farm animals, and other dogs in attendance. If you don’t think your dog will be comfortable in this environment, please let them stay at home. For more information, visit: https://fielddayofthepast.net/plan-your-visit/
September 21 Richmond Dog Festival by enRichmond 3201 East Broad Street, Richmond 11:00 – 4:00 No charge Vendors, food, music It’s all about the dogs! :) Sponsored by Holiday Barn and 2SpeakDog!  For more information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/855210598181553/
September 21 The Richmond Bluegrass Festival Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, 2408-2410 Ownby Ln, Richmond, VA 23220 1:00 – 10:00 No charge Mobile gourmet food vendors and unique beers on draft, live music. Well behaved dogs welcome on their leashes. Per mgmt:  “If you are concerned for the comfort and safety of your pet in potentially extreme weather conditions or large crowds, we recommend that you leave your pet to enjoy the comforts of home.” More details forthcoming.  Visit Hardywood’s webpage for more information:   www.hardywood.com
September 21 Holiday Barn Pet Resorts’ Training Graduate Pack Walk at Forest Hill Park 4021 Forest Hill Ave, Richmond 9:00AM $20 per dog Join our Trainers, other training graduates and their families for a super fun pack walk! Participants must be a graduate of Holiday Barn Pet Resorts Professional Dog Training Program. Call to make a reservation:  In Glen Allen, call 672-2200;  On our Southside, call 794-5400.
September 26 Holiday Barn Pet Resorts’ Training Graduate Pack Walk at Hollywood Cemetery 412 South Cherry Street
Richmond
9:00AM $20 per dog Join our Trainers, other training graduates and their families for a super fun pack walk! Participants must be a graduate of Holiday Barn Pet Resorts Professional Dog Training Program. Call to make a reservation:  In Glen Allen, call 672-2200;  On our Southside, call 794-5400.
September 27, 28 COTU Oktoberfest Celebration Center of the Universe Brewing Company, 11293 Air Park Rd, Ashland, VA 23005 Friday – 4:00 – 9:00 Saturday – 12:00 – 9:00 Free event; There is a cost to participate in relays Traditional live German music, German inspired food, German style brews, the 2019 Das Bier Run, and more! Because pet policies can change at any time, COTU suggests that you contact the brewery before heading out to confirm that dogs are welcome inside, outside, or both. For more info, visit:  https://www.facebook.com/events/486735001872948/?active_tab=about
September 28 16th Annual Chesterfest Chester Village Green, 11801 Centre St. Chester 10:00 – 4:00 No charge Arts, crafts, vendors, food, entertainment, activities Don’t forget to enter them in the dog show! For more information, visit their Facebook page @ChesterFestVA
September 28 Goochland Rotary Craft Beer Festival:  Oktoberfest 2019 68 Broad Street, Manakin Farmer’s Market Grounds 12:00 – 6:00 $25 in Advance, $30 at the gate, $7 for DD Craft Beer, Virginia Wineries, Food Trucks, live music, petting zoo and playground. Leashed dogs allowed For more info, visit: https://goochlandrotaryoktoberfest.com/about
September 29 Pumpkin Picking at Hanover Plant and Vegetable Farm 13580 Ashland Road, Ashland Pumpkin picking begins Sept 29; Open Daily 8 – 6 $5 non pumpkin visit, free parking Details coming soon! “Not only are they [dogs] allowed, but they are welcomed! Please, keep them on a leash and clean up after them.” For more info, visit: https://www.hanovervegetablefarm.com/
September 29 History Hounds:  Byrd Park, BY The Valentine in partnership with the Richmond SPCA Christopher Columbus Monument
South end of Boulevard
Richmond, VA 2322
10 :00 – 12:00 $5 – children, $14 – Adults Walking tour exploring Byrd Park Dogs must have current shots, mix well with others and remain leashed.  Owners are responsible for water and cleaning up after their dogs. For more information, visit: https://richmondspca.org/events/history-hounds-byrd-park-september-2019/
October 3 History Hounds:  Hollywood Cemetery , BY The Valentine in partnership with the Richmond SPCA Meet at the Hollywood Cemetery entrance at Cherry and Albemarle streets, near the rear of the stone structure to the left. 10:00 – 12:00 $5 – children, $14 – Adults Walking tour exploring Hollywood Cemetery Dogs must have current shots, mix well with others and remain leashed.  Owners are responsible for water and cleaning up after their dogs. For more info, visit: https://thevalentine.org/event/historyhoundshollywood/
October 5, 6 Green Top Outdoor Expo Greentop, 10150 Lakeridge Parkway, Ashland, Virginia Sat: 8-7;  Sun: 9-6 No charge Showcasing the greatest outdoor products! Live music, tons of exhibitors, special guests! Holiday Barn Pet Resorts will be there with water and treats for your dog! For more information, visit:  https://www.facebook.com/events/395098931129889/
October 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27 Cross Creek Garden Center Fall Family Festival 501 Courthouse Road 11:00 – 4:00 $3 fun pass plus pumpkin cost Pumpkin picking, decorating, haunting hayride, face painting, etc. Cross Creek Nursery is a “dog friendly” family business. Please feel free to bring your family pet (on a leash of course) and let them share in the fun and festivities! For more information, visit: https://www.crosscreeknursery.com/fall-festival.html
October 5 Glen Allen Day and Harvest Festival Meadow Farm Museum – Crump Park, 3400 Mountain Road, Glen Allen 9:30 – 3:00 No charge Parade, arts, crafts, vendors, food, entertainment, activities Pets are always welcome in this beautiful park! Holiday Barn is a sponsor!
October 5 Trails & Ales Manchester at 10th and Semmes, Richmond 4:00ish – 5:00ishPM $30 – $55 to run race Food Trucks, music, beer. This year sign up for the Dog Wave! For more info, visit https://www.sportsbackers.org/events/trails-and-ales/
October 5 Oystoberfest St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Ginter Park Noon – 6PM Suggested $2 donatiib Oysters, brats, beer, bands, kids zone! Leashed, friendly pets are welcome For more info, visit: https://oystoberfest.com/
October 5 Comfort Zone Camp Fall Bash Deep Run Hunt Club, 1540 Manakin Road, Manakin-Sabot 4:30 – 9:30 $60 BBQ , open wine/beer bar, live music from the Right On Band, roasted oysters, and much more! Ages 21+ Well behaved dogs welcome on their leashes. Per mgmt:  “If you are concerned for the comfort and safety of your pet in potentially extreme weather conditions or large crowds, we recommend that you leave your pet to enjoy the comforts of home.” For more info, visit: https://comfortzonecamp.org/event/2019-czc-fall-bash/
October 6, 3, 20 Sundays in the Shade James River Cellars 1:00 – 4:00 No charge Music, tastings, relaxation! Dogs allowed at outdoor tables For more information about all of James River Cellars dog friendly events, visit: http://www.jamesrivercellars.com/
October 12, 13 Gourds, Goblets & Ghouls Hanover Vegetable Farm, 13580 Ashland Road, Ashland 11:00 – 6:00 Unknown at this time Live music, wineries, beer garden, vendors, hay rides, pumpkin picking, corn maze and lots of fun activities “Not only are they [dogs] allowed, but they are welcomed! Please, keep them on a leash and clean up after them.” For more info, visit: https://www.hanovervegetablefarm.com/
October 17 Third Thursday Open Air Marketplace Downtown Hopewell 5:30 – 8:30 No charge Vendors, Food trucks, music, children’s activities, craft beer Dog Friendly! Maybe a little far, but worth a 27 minute drive
October 19 Scott’s Addition Pumpkin Festival North Author Ashe Blvd., Richmond 12:00 – 6:00 No charge Live Music, Costume contest, cocktails, cold beer, food trucks, and kid activities! “We love pets and you should bring them. Please make sure your pet is leashed and you have the appropriate ‘clean up after them’ supplies.” For more info, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/arthur-ashe-blvd/scotts-addition-pumpkin-festival-2019/414480392481494/
October 25 Halloween Party on the Patio James River Cellars 6:00 – 10:00 $5 ($7 at gate!) A Spooky good time! Wear Costumes! Dress up your dog for halloween! For more info, visit jamesrivercellars.com
October 26 Pumpkin Palooza Innsbrook 10:00 – 5:00 No charge Pony rides, petting zoos, bouncy houses, pumpkin bowling,  live entertainment, and more! Pet Friendly; Dress up your dog for the Doggie Costume Contest! For more info, visit: https://innsbrook.com/event/pumpkin-palooza/
October 26, 27 Central Virginia Celtic Festival and Highland Games Richmond Raceway Complex 9:00 – 6:00 Both Days $15 – $30 Live Music all day, Dance Competitions, Harp Competitions. Rain or Shine Event. Dogs permitted with $5 donation and proof of rabies vaccination For more info, visit: http://vacelticfestival.com/
October 27 Brunswick Stew & Stout Festival Historic 17th Street Farmers’ Market 11:00 – 4:00 $1 suggested donation Good food, good beer, good company! 4-legged friends welcome as long as they are well socialized and leashed. For more info, visit: https://festivalnet.com/62465/Richmond-Virginia/Festivals/Brunswick-Stew-Stout-Festival
October 27 Harvest Stew & Stout Festival Dorey Park, 2999 Darby Town Road, Henrico 11:00 – 4:00 $1 suggested donation Stew, Stout, music and more! Your four-legged friends are welcome – they must be socialized and leashed. For more information, visit: https://enrichmond.org/events/stew-stout/
October 28 Holiday Barn Halloween Party in Glen Allen 3800 Mountain Road, Glen Allen 5:30PM – 7:30PM No charge Our Halloween parties are always a good time!  Dress up your dog, play games, fun food! All kinds of Halloween fun for you and your dog!
October 29 Holiday Barn Halloween Party at our South Richmond loation 614 Johnston Willis Drive, Richmond 5:30PM – 7:30PM No charge Our Halloween parties are always a good time!  Dress up your dog, play games, fun food! All kinds of Halloween fun for you and your dog!
November 2 Ashland Train Day Downtown Ashland, 112 N. Railroad Avenue, Ashland 10:00 – 5:00 No charge Outdoor vendors, trains, food, music. Dogs are not allowed inside businesses. For more information, visit: http://ashlandtrainday.com/
November 9 Richmond Cider Celebration Scott’s Addition, 1320 Summit Ave, Richmond 11:00 – 4:00 $30 – $35 Tastings, pours, artisan and local food vendors, music, and more! Your four-legged friends are welcome – they must be socialized and leashed. For more info, visit: https://enrichmond.org/events/richmond-cider-celebration/
November 9 Holiday Barn Pet Resorts’ Training Graduate Pack Walk at Belle Isle Park on the James River 300 Tredegar Street, Richmond 9:00AM $20 per dog Join our Trainers, other training graduates and their families for a super fun pack walk! Participants must be a graduate of Holiday Barn Pet Resorts Professional Dog Training Program. Call to make a reservation:  In Glen Allen, call 672-2200;  On our Southside, call 794-5400.
November 16 Stony Point Beer Festival 9200 Stony Point Parkway, Richmond 11:00 – 5:00 $20  – $35 Unlimited beer samples, food, and fun! Dogs are always welcome at Stony Point Fashion Park! For more information, visit:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2nd-annual-stony-point-beer-festival-tickets-61530983829
December 5 Gardenfest for Fidos Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens 5:00 – 10:00 $8 – $13 Plus $2 pet admission Beautiful holiday lights! $2 Pet Admission; Please review details for dogs at web address in next column. Also takes place Jan. 2, 2020!  https://www.lewisginter.org/visit/events/gardenfest-for-fidos/