GREYT FEST 2020 INFORMATION

 

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

Click Here to Register On-Line

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

FREE Registration - TWO FREE EVENTS, Friday & Saturday July 19-20, 2019. Friday evening, 7 pm - 9 pm, 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 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, OH, SC, TN, TX, WV and KY had a greyt time. Yay!! another state is attending - NY!!!

The main Greyt Fest, Saturday, July 20, 10 am - 5 pm, event offers vendors, silent auction, (optional pre-paid) catered BBQ lunch, costume contest and so much 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 19, 7 - 9 pm is a FREE pre-event concert by the musical duo "July". 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.

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

Follow this link, Greyt Fest Booklet, 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.

Currently vendors include: 

  • -Run With It Embroidery (t-shirts, etc. for humans and some for hound)
  • -Thomas Freese, keynote speaker and vendor - wood crafts and ghost stories
  • -Couch Potato (t-shirts and misc hound items for humans)
  • -Elizabeth Barnett (Pet Communicator)
  • -Lightning Designs (collars)
  • -DIGnified Greyhound Designs (Corian cutting boards and statues)
  • -Bluegrass Greyhound Adoption (Lexington, KY)
  • -Candles by Jenni (handmade soaps and candles) 
  • -Gansta Dog (pet treats) [*may need to cancel] 
  • -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 gets 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
  • -$10 Nail Trimming and other services - all funds will be donated to KyG - thank you!
  • *Vendors maybe 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. Limited sizes and quantities will be availabe at the event. 
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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. Deadline fast approaching - extended until July 14.
  • 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. 

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*

  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 estimated time - Last call for silent auction 5 min after live auction ends
    • 4:35 pm estimated time - raffle drawing
  9. 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   **Thomas Freese, Author, Story Teller, and Musician, will be sharing stories of our animal friends... from beyond. Also visit Thomas' booth at Greyt Fest.