Date Announced For Pooch Palooza Dog Festival

BERLIN — The Pooch Palooza Dog Festival will return to the Frontier Town Western Theme Park and Campground on April 27-28.

The canine games will begin at 9 a.m. and run until 4 p.m. each day. Dogs can be a part of the Canine Pie Eating competition, the Costume Contest, The FastFetch Cup and the new Battle of the Boarders. Dogs can play some of the Companion Games, like the Tower of Temptation, the Team Relay or run the new Mazerunner for a chance to win ribbons and prizes.

The Ultimate Air Dogs will be on site dock diving for bumpers and this dock is even open to prospective canine athletes for a chance to dive off the dock and explore the sport.

The Lure Chase, presented by Full Moon Pet, returns this year giving those pups with cabin fever a chance to run off some of that pent-up winter energy. Proceeds from the Lure Chase will go directly to this year’s community outreach to provide pet oxygen masks to all fire stations in Worcester County.

A local family dog could be the next Delmarva Unleashed Cover Dog when he or she poses for the camera or catches the eye of the roving camera girl. With only four covers a year, it’s a prestigious title.

At noon on Saturday, April 27, the chopper will arrive (weather permitting) to drop 500 tennis balls in the annual tennis ball Lottery. Your dog is sure to take home a prize even if it’s just the tennis ball itself, but there are a wide variety of prizes valued from 89 cents to $89.

Registration opens at 8 a.m. in the “Hunt for Hope Dog Walk.” The human kids will love this, according to organizers, and more can be learned by visiting

The weekend also features seminars, vendors and more. Pooch Palooza is your dog’s weekend to have fun, while their humans hang with them.

Tickets are available in advance at and at the gate.

Dogs needs no previous experience to be a part of the games and have some canine fun.

The festival is sponsored by Gateway Subaru, Full Moon Pet, Precious Paws Animal Hospital, Inside Ocean City, and Concord Pet. A Delmarva Unleashed production.