Welcome Parade/Blessing of the Hounds/Social Gettysburg Outlet Mall Parking Lot (by the flag pole)
Bring your hounds and come to our Welcome Parade at the Gettysburg Outlet Mall. When you arrive, come to the Registration table in the parking lot (by the flag pole) and get your swag bag and Free Raffle Ticket. We'll walk around the mall and end up at the Gazebo on "Main Street." We will then have a Blessing of the Hounds, a Hot Dog Social, and a Free Merchandise Raffle!
Bill's Get-to-Know-You Game Night Grand Ballroom, Eisenhower Hotel
The Axell family will again provide a fun evening of games and surprises, all designed to help you get to know other guests, meet up with old friends, and maybe win some prizes! (Note that this is a ticketed event--sign up on-line with your event registration and you will receive your "grand prize" ticket when you arrive.)
Kathy, the Tooth Fairy, will join us this year and is currently taking appointments for anesthetic-free dentals. She will be set up in the Activities Area at the Allstar Center and you will set up your own appointment and pay her directly. Dentals will be $190/dog. To reserve a space, go to www.houndstoothdental.com, or call with questions at 310-835-1919.
On both Friday and Saturday, we will feature 4 food trucks in addition to the Allstar Snack Bar.
Note that we will not be offering babysitting this year. All events are set up for dogs, so please do consider bringing your babies with you.
OFF-LEASH PLAY AREA
Large dogs will need to be muzzled to play off leash in the fenced area. There will be times scheduled specifically for small dogs and the schedule will be posted on the fence at the entrance. Please respect these times as the little dogs need time to play too! (Note that small dogs don't need muzzles.) Also note that the play area will be closed from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday for the Fun Run.
There will be poop bags and disposal buckets everywhere...be sure to use them! We are invited here at the discretion of the hotel, so please pick up after your dogs. If you need poop bags, come to the registration desk and we'll give you some. Be considerate...not only at the Allstar but downtown as well.
The Nittany Greyhounds staff will have on bright orange shirts with Authority Figure written on the back. Anyone wearing these shirts will be able to solve any problem you may have. Don't hesitate to ask anyone wearing one of these shirts or come to the Registration Desk.
We will be providing masks and hand sanitizers, but we are not mandating that anyone wear a mask. Please do whatever makes you comfortable, and if you are not feeling well, don't come into the Center. We want to keep everyone safe. Some vendors may ask you to wear a mask in their booth and we are asking that you respect them enough to do that if requested.
Also remember that GiG is a NO POLITICS event! This is a social gathering and we want everyone to have a good time. Please respect others' opinions and just walk on past, or ignore any conversations you may not want to hear. It's important that we are able to disagree without being disagreeable, and anyone who is will be asked to leave the premises.
Directly in front of the Allstar, there are a dozen handicapped parking spaces. These are for our guests who have auto placards only. If you need to offload, you can park there temporarily, but will be asked to move your vehicle when you have finished. We have shuttles to and from the parking lots, so we can get you to the Center if you need help.
Please bring a chair or blanket for down times, and be sure to bring water for yourself and your hounds. If it is hot, we will have water in baby pools outside of the Center. Note that we do not put water bowls inside the Center; the concrete gets slippery when wet, so all water for dogs will be outside. You may use a pop-up tent outside if you like, or you can bring an x-pen for use inside of the Activities Area if you want to confine your hounds.
Please don't leave your hounds unattended in an x-pen or a tent.
Note that your registration bracelet, which you will be given when you check in at the registration desk, is required to go in to hear the speakers, and to attend some of the social events on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. If you have questions about what your Registration Fee is used for, please see the "Pricing" Section of this web site for a complete explanation.
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