2019 REGISTRATION IS OPEN - here is a general idea thus far:

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The downloadable form is available under Greyt Info. Please save the date!

FREE Registration - Save the dates for this 1 1/2 day event. TWO FREE EVENTS, Friday & Saturday July 19-20, 2019. Friday evening, 7 - 9, you and your hounds are invited to enjoy the musical duo, July. The FREE concert is hound friendly, so don't forget their beds. Feel free to bring your dinner, drinks will be availalbe for donation. Come and go as you need.  Saturday July 20th - Annual Greyt Fest - Gathering of Greyhounds and Sighthounds and the people who care about them, open 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. See tentative agenda below.

Both events are inside AIR-CONDITIONED Floral Hall at the Shelby County Fairgrounds, 1513 Midland Trail, Shelbyville, KY 40065. This location is about 20 miles east of Louisville, KY.

Please help spread the word and see if we can top 10 states represented! Past attendees have been from IL, IN, MO, NC, OH, SC, TN, TX, WV and KY had a greyt time.

The main Greyt Fest, Saturday, July 20, 10 am - 5 pm, event offers vendors, silent auction, (pre-paid) catered BBQ lunch, costume contest (theme - to be announced) and so much fun. Sodas and water will be available for a donation. An optional pre-paid lunch is also available. We will update as plans become final.

Friday night, July 19, 7 - 9 pm is a FREE pre-event concert by the musical duo July. Details to come. Feel free to bring your dinner. Sodas and water will be available for a donation. You are welcome to come and go as you please, no pressure to stay for the entire FREE concert.  Bring your hounds bedding so they can enjoy too. Vendor setup is Friday evening, they will NOT be open until Saturday morning.

Vendors* will be listed as they become available.

Past vendors have included: Animals Can Talk^, Rock Your Pets, Heart Dog Creations, Run With It Embroidery, D&J Glass Designs, Couch Potato, Bluegrass Greyhound Adoption (Lexington, KY), Candles by Jenni, Mr. Puparazzi, Designs by Jan, Burp Dog, Paws Pet Care, Corks Creation, Reiki and Stone Reading, Greyt Wear, Studio 351 Pet Portraiture, and Nail Trimming (only) by Aussie Pet Mobile Bluegrass.

Please use this link (no link yet) to register for either or both of the FREE events and to pre-order the optional BBQ lunch (vegetarian option available) and also to pre-order event t-shirts (3XL - 5XL are only available via pre-order). Limited sizes availabe at the event. 

REGISTRATION METHOD TO COME SOON. The event is FREE, but we will be offering a method to track registration in the coming weeks. Also to be able to order an event t-shirt or to pre-order optional Greyt Fest lunches. We will also ask if you believe that you will be attending the Pre-event Concert. You can always come back and register for each free event later.

HOTEL: Best Western Shelbyville Lodge - 115 Isaac Shelby Dr, Shelbyville, KY 40065, 502-633-4400. Thanks to Best Western for holding our group rate to be the same as last year. $90 per night, one-time pet fee of $20 for the entire stay - no pet limit. This is the 2019 rate, same as 2018. Mention Kentucky Greyhound Placement or ask for Patrick to get discounted rate. Choices 2 queen beds or 1 king. All rooms are non-smoking.


  1. 10:00 am - Doors open, silent auction begins
  2. 11:00 am - Speaker to have a brief introduction
  3. 12:00 noon - Blessing of the Hounds
  4. 12:30 pm - Lunch
  5. 1:30 pm - Costume Contest
  6. 2:00 pm - Keynote Speaker **
  7. 3:30 pm  - Live Auction
  8. 4:35 pm - Last call for silent auction 5 min after live auction ends
  9. 5:00 pm Time for Goodbyes, event ends.
  10. 7:00 pm not ready for the fun to end? Head over to Talon Winery 400 Gordan Lane, Shelbyville, KY 40065 


It's for the hounds! See you in July, in air-conditioning!!

*Vendors and Agenda are subject to change   **Thomas Freese will be sharing stories of our animal friends... from beyond. Also visit Thomas' booth at Greyt Fest.