Fido Fest is safely returning to Ashley Park this year bringing a day full of experiences for family, friends, and four-legged companions. The free event is taking place on The Green next to DSW on Saturday, September 18 from 10AM-1PM and will benefit local rescue, Hearts ‘n Homes.
Fido Fest features activities for guests and dogs, including: complimentary custom created pet caricatures, a pop-up pet market with pet-themed goodies, food trucks, live entertainment, a pup photo booth, and a 5K Race/1 mile Fun Run kicking-off prior to the event at 8:30AM.
Local vendors at Fido Fest marketplace include: Pet Wants Newnan, Greater Paws Training, Pet Paradise, Kali.Handcrafted, and more! Courtesy of local DJ and photobooth, Event Maestro Entertainment, guests will be able to snap a photo with their furry friend and leave with a printed copy in hand. Other fun activities include pet-friendly giveaways and a visit from Chase from Paw Patrol. Dogs will be able to cool off at the doggy splash zone sponsored by local real estate team, Anderson & Associates.
“We love partnering with local rescue and non-profit, Hearts ‘n Homes, to raise awareness to its mission and lend a hand in placing these pups in their forever homes,” said Katie Stepp, marketing coordinator of Ashley Park.
Hearts ‘n Homes will offer on-site dog adoptions. Dora, Jupiter, Star, Daisy, and Virginia are a few of the dogs who will be available for adoption at the event.
For those interested in becoming a vendor at the Fido Fest marketplace or participating in the 5K Race/1 mile Fun Run, please email [email protected] for more information or visit ashleyparknewnan.com/event/fido-fest.
This event is free to the public and pet friendly. All proceeds raised will be donated directly to Hearts ‘n Homes. Dogs in attendance must be on a leash or inside their carriers at all times.
ABOUT HEARTS ‘N HOMES
Hearts ‘n Homes Rescue is a 501 (c)(3) charity and a licensed animal rescue. Since their inception in September of 2019, the organization has taken 375 dogs and puppies and sent over 250 to rescue partners. The organization is dedicated to the homeless dogs of Coweta County and focuses on the shelter dogs most at risk. Hearts ‘n Home is comprised of a passionate team of individuals who are dedicated to doing all they can to save these animals.
ABOUT ASHLEY PARK
Ashley Park, a premier 554,364-square-foot, regional open-air center, serves Metro Atlanta’s burgeoning communities of Newnan and Peachtree City. Dillard’s, Belk, Best Buy, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Barnes & Noble and Regal Cinemas anchor the center, which was built in phases between 2004 and 2008. Ashley Park’s diverse national and regional tenant base of more than 50 retailers and restaurants, as well as services and entertainment, consistently position it as the region’s leading open-air shopping center. Ashley Park is professionally leased and managed by Bayer Properties, LLC. For more information, visit ashleyparknewnan.com.
ABOUT BAYER PROPERTIES
Birmingham, Alabama-based Bayer Properties, LLC specializes in developing, leasing, managing and marketing mixed-use real estate properties nationwide. Bayer Properties currently owns and/or operates retail and office properties totaling approximately 10 million square feet, such as The Summit in Birmingham, AL, The Forum on Peachtree Parkway in Peachtree Corners, GA and The Summit in Reno, NV. Most recent
developments include The Pizitz Building urban revitalization project in Birmingham, AL., and The Summit at Fritz Farm, a mixed-use project in Lexington, KY. For more information, visit bayerproperties.com.