March 24, 2018 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Wag your tail all the way to Cape Fear Botanical Garden March 24th from 11AM to 5PM! Dog Day in the Garden is a special opportunity to bring the whole family, dogs included, to the Garden for a pawsitivley paw-some day!You and your pup will have a belly scratchin’ good time while learning about all the wonderful work FAPS does, local dog-related vendors, shopping and enjoying samples and other canine-friendly activities.

Does your pup have what it takes to be royalty? Enter the Dog of the Garden Pageant, which will sniff out the best and cutest of the canine contestants.

Fetch yourself some food from local food trucks while you experience an action packed day of demonstrations and doggie fun. Meet other dog lovers and heel for photo opportunities throughout the day

Don’t miss Dog Day in the Garden, the only time your special pup will be permitted entry to the Garden.

Vendor space and sponsorship is available by emailing Katherine Stern at [email protected] or (910) 486-0221 EXT. 29.

*Special event fees may vary by activity and will be announced at a later date.

Schedule of Events:

11AM: Dog Day begins! Meet local vendors on the Pond Lawn

12PM: “NamaSTAY” Dog & Owner Yoga on the Pond Lawn

1:30PM: Registration for Dog of the Garden closes

2:00PM: Dog of the Garden Pageant starts outside the Entry Pavilion

3:00PM: Lick-a-Latte contest outside the Entry Pavilion

5:00PM: End of Dog Day in the Garden, see you next year!


Admission Fees

Dogs: FREE
Garden members: FREE
Adults: $10
Military (with ID) & Seniors (65+): $9
Children ages 6-12: $5
Children 5 and under: FREE

A cash bar will be available for beer & wine purchases!

Uber Code: donationmatch


Food Trucks

Boss Ross Dogs

Authentique Cafe

Prima Elements

R Burger

Thank you to our Sponsors!

The Grand Dames

Carolina Care Pet Services

The Fayetteville Observer

American Tree & Stump Removal 

Sharonview Federal Credit Union

Five Star Entertainment