Join the fun at the Marietta Mutt Strutt on Saturday, September 6th, 2014 from 10am to 3pm.  The event takes place on the beautiful grounds of Marietta First United Methodist Church located just off of the Marietta Square.

Bring the entire family, including the dog, for a day of fun! Enjoy Bluegrass music, treats from the Food Trucks, Dachshund Races, the Kid Zone, Pet Parade and costume contest. Parking and admission are free.

With over 60 vendors we have something for everyone, from Harley Davidson and Luxury Cars to artisans and entertainment! Visit the the Bone Bar, where nearly 4000 pounds of dog treats are available for you to scoop – and they’re free! Visit the eight Rescue groups who will have furry friends of all sizes just waiting to meet you.

Bring a chair to set up along the parade route to watch Jr. Miss Cobb County, Carley Jaymes Vogel, lead off the parade with a full court of Princes and Princesses and dogs, in full regalia. The parade route winds through the park, past the Grandparents’ grandstand at Winwood, and ends at the Pavilion, where prizes will be awarded. Categories include Look Alike, School Spirit, What the Woof?, In the Movies, Naked Dog (no costume)and finally, The People’s Choice Award. This award goes to the canine with the most “Likes” on Facebook, so if your fur baby doesn’t do well in a crowd, they can still participate online! Post a pic of your dog on the Marietta Mutt Strutt Facebook page, in costume – or not, and get busy sharing. The one with the most ‘Likes’ wins!

Want to participate in the parade? Visit www.SweetwaterMission.org for the registration form. Cost is $20 per dog. Is your dog under 30 pounds? Enter them at the Race Headquarters for just $2 per pooch.

This event is being held to support and raise awareness of Sweetwater Mission, a nonprofit that has been helping families with food, clothing, job training and more since 1968. Sweetwater provides, on average, two tons of food a day for those in need. Also look for beautifully handcrafted items for sale at the Mutt Strutt, made by the participants in Sweetwater’s newest artisan program for the formerly chronically homeless. Their mission is to prevent hunger and homelessness and help stabilize families by providing basic needs and transform lives through education and employment opportunities. Visit www.SweetwaterMission.org to find out how you can help.

Date:
Saturday, September 6th, 2014 from 10 am-3pm

Admission:
Free

Address:
Marietta First United Methodist Church
56 Whitlock Ave, SW
Marietta, GA 30064

Parking:
Free local parking

For more information, please call (770) 241-4302 or visit www.mariettamuttstrutt.com.

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