When is Mountain Hounds each year?
Mountain Hounds is always the first weekend after Memorial Day. It starts on Thursday of that week and goes to Sunday.
I can only attend one day, do I still have to pay the full registration fee or is it discounted?
The full registration fee covers the entire event no matter how many days you choose to attend. The registration fees cover essentials such as insurance for the whole event, permits, park fees and other tangible items required to run Mountain Hounds.
I will be arriving Friday afternoon. Where do I go to pick up my Welcome Bag?
Check-In tables will also be located at the park during Friday events. Volunteers wear green name tags and will be able to direct you to the appropriate location.
Since I'm a vendor, do I still have to register as an individual, too?
No. The vendor fees will cover the rental of the facility used by vendors and your individual registration as well. Hotel registration must be made separately, by contacting the Sidney James hotel. Be sure to ask for the Mountain Hounds rate.
I registered online but I never received a confirmation email. Should I contact someone to confirm my registration?
Yes, by all means if you have NOT received a confirmation email within 24 hours of registering online, please contact us.
I registered but now I'm unable to attend. Can I get a refund?
Refunds are available until April 15th. After that date registration payments will be considered donations to GFNC.
I didn't register but I'd still like to come. Will I get a Welcome Bag and be able to attend some of the activities listed?
We will be accepting late registrations at the event and will have a limited number of Welcome Bags. There will be a designated Registration/Check-In Table or look for a volunteer wearing a green name tag and they can direct you to the appropriate location.
Will my dog be allowed to go everywhere in Gatlinburg (e.g., restaurants, businesses, etc.)?
Not all businesses will allow dogs per their policies. Please respect them and ask first before entering. Please see the Dining Out page for a list of confirmed dog-friendly restaurants.
Do I need to be present at the raffle drawings?
For the bag raffles you do NOT need to be present to win. When you purchase your tickets write your name and contact information on the back of each ticket. TIP: Bring those little address labels you get in the mail to stick on the back of your raffle tickets.
Your schedule will show the time winners will be drawn. After that time a list will be posted of all winners. You will have until Sunday at noon to claim your prize. Any prizes NOT picked up will be considered a donation and used at another event.
We will have a second chance raffle at the park Saturday event. This winners will be drawn from all of the remaining bag raffle tickets. For the second chance raffle you must be present to win.
Will there be a veterinarian at the gathering for emergencies?
We may not have a veterinarian on site at all times. However, the nearest emergency vet has been informed of our gathering beforehand. Please see the Local Veterinary Care page for the closest emergency and regular veterinarians. This information is also included in your Event Book.