Join us for the Fairhope Public Library Foundation Dog Fest!

Event Details

DATE: Saturday Oct. 27th 9AM-2PM

VENUE: Coastal Alabama Community College Amphitheater

CATEGORIES: Longest & Shortest Tail; Largest & Smallest Dog; Ugliest Dog; Friendliest; Best Groomed; Fluffiest; Best Trick; Best Costume; Owner/Pet Look-alike; Judge Take Home

Photos of winners of each category will be taken for a 2019 calendar!


  • Dog Show
  • Dog Adoptions - The Haven & Baldwin County Humane Society
  • K-9 - Fairhope Police & Baldwin County Sheriff's Departments
  • Kids Corner
  • Dog Kissing Booth
  • Hot Dog & Hamburger Cookout
  • And More!

Dog Show Category: People's Choice

Enter your dog for the People's Choice Category!
Owner must provide photo of dog.
$50 to enter.

Winner will be on the cover of the 2019 Calendar!

Event Forms

Please download, print and complete all of the forms below. Drop off completed forms at the library or mail with payment to:

Fairhope Public Library Foundation
P.O. Box 1555
Fairhope, AL 36533

Sponsor the Dog Fest!

Help make this event a huge success by contributing to the Fairhope Public Library Foundation as an event sponsor! For more information, download the Dog Fest brochure.

Fairhope Public Library Foundation is a 501(c)3


The Fairhope Public Library Foundation was begun in 2008 to develop public and private financial support for the Fairhope Public Library through community fundraisers, grants and an Annual Fund Drive.

In the past, funds were used for special projects such as Maker Lab, which provides state-of-the-art computer software and 3D printers for use by library patrons of all ages.

Currently, the Foundation, in conjunction with the Community Foundation of South Alabama, is focused on growing an endowment fund to ensure the long-term excellence of the award-winning Fairhope Public Library as a vital center of learning and literacy for the Eastern Shore.

Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend.
Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.
- Groucho Marx