Please Note: While dogs are welcome at the fair, they MUST be leashed at all times and please come prepared to pick up after your dog.
Campers must be pre-registered. Go to our lodging page for more information.
The Northern New England Sled Dog Trade Fair & Seminars is only a month away!
WANTED -- Volunteers - Admission is free for workers! Contact Amy @ 866-364-2668 or firstname.lastname@example.org
JOBS -- set up tables and chairs Friday afternoon, sell raffle tickets, break down tables and chairs Sunday afternoon, help set up rig race Sunday morning, break down rig race Sunday after race and register racers Sunday morning.
Anyone CAMPING on Friday night MUST PRE-REGISTER, DEADLINE TO RECEIVE YOUR CHECK IS SEPTEMBER 27TH, if your plans change your money will be refunded! Go to lodging page for more information or contact email@example.com
Vendors don’t forget to send in your applications to confirm your space!
As the weather cools and mushers' thoughts turn to training their teams in the crisp fall air, there is mounting anticipation for the Northern New England Sled Dog Trade Fair and Seminars. This most highly awaited two-day event on the first weekend in October marks the end of summer and the beginning of fall training in earnest. Held for the past 19 years, this annual fair gives a shot of adrenalin to mushers planning their winter season.
With exceptional, world-renowned motivating keynote speakers and practical seminars, the NNESDTFS has something for all levels. From beginners with one husky and a scooter to veteran mushers with many highly trained experienced sled dogs, there is always something new to learn or new equipment to demo. Vendors carry items specifically for mushing -- everything from sleds, dryland training rigs, and related sled dog equipment to t-shirts and warm winter clothing.
Families and just plain dog lovers will also find many exciting things to do and see. Saturday afternoon's raffle drawing is always a fun time with many, many wonderful prizes. Sunday morning's dryland race is always a huge success and great crowd pleaser.
Mostly however the Trade Fair is a wonderful gathering of mushers and dog lovers -- a place to see old friends and make new ones. There is a pot luck barbecue dinner on Saturday night with entertaining dog competitions following. Kick off your season with this fun, educational event.
Written by: Loranne Carey of Snow Star Farm