GREYT FEST 2019 INFORMATION


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 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 (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". 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. Keep watching for updates.

Vendors include: Run With It Embroidery (t-shirts for humans and some for hounds), Couch Potato (t-shirts and misc hound items for humans), Elizabeth Barnett (pet psychic),  Lightning Designs (collars), DIGnified Greyhound Designs (Corian cutting boards and statues), Bluegrass Greyhound Adoption (Lexington, KY), Candles by Jenni, Gansta Dog (pet treats). Details on pet photography and nail trimming availabe soon. **Thomas Freese, keynote speaker and vendor.

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 pre-order event t-shirts (3XL - 5XL are only available via pre-order). Limited sizes availabe at the event. 

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.

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 - 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 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.