GREYT FEST 2020 INFORMATION

 

2020 REGISTRATION IS OPEN - here is a general idea thus far:

COVID-19 may alter some or all items shown below including possible cancellation of Greyt Fest 2020. As of May 5, 2020 Greyt Fest is still scheduled. Final decisions will be made in the next few weeks. We intend to offer a t-shirt containing Greyt Fest reference if Greyt Fest is held, or with removal of Greyt Fest references for a more generic yet fun t-shirt to wear - information will be updated when available.

Click Here to Register On-Line

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

FREE Registration for Greyt Fest, Saturday, July 18. This annual Gathering of Greyhounds and Sighthounds and the people who care about them will open at 10 am and end at at 5 pm. In addition, Friday (location and venue pending) will be a dog-friendly event held at a local establishment. See Saturday's tentative agenda below.

Greyt Fest is FREE and 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, NY, OH, SC, TN, TX, WV and KY had a greyt time. 

The main Greyt Fest is Saturday, July 18, 10 am - 5 pm, event offers vendors, auction, (optional pre-paid) catered BBQ lunch, costume contest and so more fun. Sodas and water will be available for a donation. An optional pre-paid lunch and event t-shirts are available for pre-order.

Friday night, July 17, 7 - 9 pm will be a dog-friendly event at a local establishment. This night is still pending. Bring your hounds bedding so they can enjoy too. Vendor setup is Friday evening, they will NOT be open until Saturday morning.

Thank you 2019 Sponsors: Prospect Pet Sitting and 3rd Turn Brewing  

Follow this link, Greyt Fest Booklet, an example from 2018, if you would like to download the event booklet. You will see some pictures in color in the on-line version. The booklet will be printed in black & white for the event.   

Vendors* will be listed as they become available. Keep watching for updates. Covid-19 restrictions may limit number of vendors.

 2020 vendors include:

  • - Janny Planting - Fun Quilts, Houston, TX
  • - Candles by Jenni (handmade soaps and candles)
  • - Crown Collars
  • - Run With It Embroidery (t-shirts, etc. for humans and some for hound) tentative for 2020
  • - Nail Trimming
  • 2019 vendors included: 
  • - Thomas Freese, keynote speaker and vendor - wood crafts and ghost stories
  • - Couch Potato (t-shirts and misc hound items for humans) Tom has retired and will not be attending future events - we wish you well and will miss you.
  • - Elizabeth Barnett (Pet Communicator)
  • - Lightning Designs (collars)
  • - DIGnified Greyhound Designs (Corian cutting boards and statues)
  • - Bluegrass Greyhound Adoption (Lexington, KY)
  • - Gansta Dog (pet treats) 
  • - Wicked Winglings (hand sculpted dragons and dragon eggs) 
  • - Turandot Designs - handmade jewelry for people by Paula Herring
  • - Kentuckiana Crafts - hand-made crafts with a special item for our auction.
  • - Chris Joyce Photography - EVERY hound got a desktop photo. Packages printed on site, starting at $20. Thank you Chris!
  • - Zilis CBD oil for hounds and humans
  • - Hummingbird Handworks - dog bandanas, pet related koozies and towels, hair scrungies
  • - The Sewing Kit - textiles, garden flags, dog coats - altered to fit
  • *Vendors are subject to change.
  • Please use this link Click Here to Register On-Lineto register for either or both of the FREE events and to pre-order the optional BBQ lunch (vegetarian option available) and also to reserve your event t-shirts. For 2020, t-shirts can only be pre-ordered.
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  • Would you like to honor or memorialize your furry friend? How about placing an honorarium? Please see the Sponsorship tab for options and deadlines. Donationas are as low as $6.
  • HOTEL:Best Western Shelbyville Lodge - 115 Isaac Shelby Dr, Shelbyville, KY 40065, 502-633-4400. Mention Kentucky Greyhound Placement to get the discounted rate. Choices are 2 queen beds or 1 king. All rooms are non-smoking. Complimentary hot breakfast is included.
  • Special KyG Group Room Rate for non-smoking rooms are as follows. All charges per each night plus tax will be:
  • 1 King Bed: $102     :     2 Queen Beds: $106.25
  • Pet Fee (dogs only):
  • 1 Dog $20 : 2  Dogs $40 : 3 Dogs or more $50
  • (Not declaring correct number of dogs at front desk during check-in will result in a charge of $50)
  • To Book Rooms Online go to (copy into your browser if link not active): Best Western Reservation : https://www.bestwestern.com/en_US/book/hotel-rooms.18051.html?groupId=2R1EB9Y6
  • Cut-off date 6/26/2020 for Special Rate and Availability. Hotel cannot guarantee room rates after 6/26/2020. Prices may go Higher. 48 Hour Cancellation policy (07/14/2020) for each reservation. Otherwise 1st night room + tax fees will be charged if not cancelled in time.

A draft version of our event booklet is on-line under the Greyt Info tab. The final version will also be available once it is sent off for printing. 

Agenda* - may change due to Covid-19, including possible cancellation

  1. 10:00 am - Doors open
  2. 11:30 am - Live Auction #1
  3. 12:00 noon - Blessing of the Hounds
  4. 12:30 pm - Greyhound games (or 5 min after conclusion of the Blessing of the hounds)
  5. 12:45 pm - Lunch (pre-paid catered lunch, there will be a few extra so ask early - vegetarian options available)
  6. 1:45 pm - Costume Contest
  7.  2:00 pm - Greyhound Games(s) (starts after Costume Contest)
  8.  2:15 pm - Live Auction #2  
  9.  2:45 pm - Greyhound games (or 5 min after conclusion of Live Auction #2)
  10.  3:15 pm - Keynote Speaker 
  11.  3:45 pm - Greyhound Games(s) (starts after Keynote Speaker)
  12.  4:00 pm - Greyhound games (or 5 min after conclusion of Keynote Speaker
  13.  5:00 pm - Time for Goodbyes, event ends.

It's for the hounds! See you SOON! GREYHOUNDS & SIGHTHOUNDS, FREE and AIR-CONDITIONING!! What more could you ask for??

*Vendors and Agenda are subject to change - especially due to Covid-19