Pet Show Registration begins at 12:30pm Sunday, September 24, 2023

The pet show will begin at 2:00pm.

Pet Show/Fun Show

This year the pet show is sponsored by the Smyth Animal Rescue. Founded in 2019, Smyth Animal Rescue strives to lower the euthanasia rates in SWVA and to improve the lives of our region's pets. SAR pulls many dogs and cats from the local public county shelter. While SAR transfers many to our wonderful rescue partners, we also doubled our local adoptions in 2021.The Chilhowie Apple Festival Committee is pleased to support them and publicize their efforts.

The Pet Show/Fun Showwill be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, September 24th on the Little League Field. Registration will be from 12:30 to 1:45 pm.

Pet Show

Dogs will be divided according to their size-large, medium, and small. Puppies and kittens will be judged in two categories. All other pets will be judged according to their species. At the judge's discretion, first, second and third place ribbons will be awarded in each class. The "Best in Show" award will be presented to one pet selected from all of the first place ribbon winners in the cat and dog divisions. The fun show will follow with adults and children judged separately.

Judging Criteria

Pet Show Classes

Puppy up to 6 monthsCatFerret
Puppy 6 months to 1 yearRabbitDuck
Small DogMedium DogLarge Dog
Kitten up to 6 monthsKitten 6 months to 1 yearChicken
Other

Fun Division

Adults and Children will be judged separately.

  • Owner Look Alike
  • Most Spots
  • Shortest Ears
  • Shortest Tail
  • Tallest Pet
  • Saddest Pet
  • Pet Tricks
  • Costume
  • Most Colors
  • Longest Ears
  • Longest Tail
  • Shortest Pet
  • Happiest Pet
  • Most Obedient

Rules and Regulations

2022 Pet Show Winners

The 2022 Chilhowie Community Apple Festival Pet show was sponsored by Smyth Animal Rescue. Founded in 2019, Smyth Animal Rescue strives to lower the euthanasia rates in SWVA & to improve the lives of our region's pets. SAR pulls many dogs and cats from the local public county shelter. While SAR transfers many to our wonderful rescue partners, we also doubled our local adoptions in 2021. The Chilhowie Apple Festival Committee is pleased to support them and publicize their efforts.