We’ve received several inquires, so there’s probably more of you out there that are wondering: Is Punkin Chunkin a dog friendly event?
Because Punkin Chunkin takes place in a public park and in the streets, dogs are technically allowed, but WE DISCOURAGE BRINGING THEM!
The festival is crowded! Every year THOUSANDS of people walk through the few blocks of downtown Clayton, which are filled up with vendors and booths.
The crowds, food smells and music/loud speakers could easily lead a dog act/react outside of their normal behavioral compass. The best dog in the world can easily stress and react in an unexpected manner.
You also cannot enter indoor shops or restaurants with any animals, so you’ll miss out on these activities.
There will be no water stations and no place for the dogs to relieve themselves.
Please seriously consider leaving your dog at home. Thank you for your understanding!