This schedule information for 2017 is provided for reference only. 2018 schedule details will be posted in early May. ThursdayFridaySaturdaySundayThursday 12:00pm – 4:00pm Event Check-In Sidney James Conference Room Pick up your Welcome Bag and prepaid t-shirts. Senior Greyhounds pick up your goodies. If you did not buy food tickets when you registered, we have a few extras available. 12:00pm – 4:00pm Fur Family Tree Pictures Sidney James Conference Room Join Music City Greyhound to make a family tree of your dogs and turn them into frameable artwork. Charge – $5.00 per dog for an 8×11 print. Benefits Music City Greyhound Adoption. 3:00pm Nature Walk Gatlinburg Trailhead (near Traffic Light 10) Carpool if you can, there is parking at Traffic Light 10 for $5 and there is also parking on River Road beside the trail entrance. The Gatlinburg Trail Head is one of the nature trails in Gatlinburg area that allows pets. There is a nice sandy area for pups to take a dip in the stream. 12:00pm – 5:00pm Roobucks General Store Sidney James Conference Room The Roobucks General Store will be open. Come shop and stay for a visit. Purchase your raffle tickets and place them in the raffle bags. This is also a great meeting area. Tables will be out and Wi-Fi is available. 5:00pm – 6:30pm Yappy Hour Mynatt Park Pavilion Join us at the park and get to know the other attendees. Treats for the dogs and snacks for humans will be available. We will have 50/50 raffle, treasure ball game for humans and conversation games with prizes. Bring a dog bed for your greyhound. 6:30pm – 7:30pm Thursday Pizza Buffet Mynatt Park Pavilion Pizza will begin arriving at 6:30 and we will stop serving at 7:30. Tickets were pre-sold and will be in your registration packet. If you did not pre-purchase a ticket inquire at the store about buying a ticket when you check-in. Bring your Greyhound and join us for dinner Thursday night. 8:00pm – 9:00pm Surprize BINGO Sidney James Conference Room Come join us for Greyhound BINGO. Prizes for winners and it’s free! Due to its popularity we will have Bingo on Thursday and Friday night. Space is limited, so if you’re Greyhound is tired from their day of fun, let them take a nap in the room. However if you are bringing a dog, please bring a dog bed for their comfort. For those who wonder WHY we call it Surprize Bingo it’s because you don’t know what your Prize will be. 8:00pm Hounds on Parade Sidney James Hotel Entrance We will leave the hotel at 8:00 and head down the hill toward town. Turn right at Traffic Light #8. There is a map in the Event Book to show the route through town. Let’s strut our stuff through downtown Gatlinburg. Don’t forget your Kilwyn’s ice cream coupon. We will have Vans to pick up people and hounds for a ride back to the hotel. Enter the Village Shops courtyard from the main road and head back to the left of the courtyard and exit out the back onto Orchard Rd. This is where the vans will be; just look for the greyhound decals to know which van. If you get to the bottom of the hill and your senior dog says never mind, we will have a van behind Bubba Gump’s for a quick trip back to the hotel. If you decide to walk back to the hotel, please head back up the same way you came down. The back way up Orchard Road is NOT a good road for walking with dogs. The sidewalk is VERY close to the road and there is very little lighting. 7:30pm – 9:30pm Late Event Check-In Outside SJ Conference Room Pick up your Welcome Bag and prepaid t-shirts. Senior Greyhounds pick up your goodies. If you did not buy food tickets when you registered, we have a few extras available. Friday Friday 9:00am Senior Recognition Sidney James Courtside Pool Pavilion Crowning of the King and Queen Senior Group photos We need all Senior Dogs 10 years and up to join us for group photos. We will line up by age and have a group photo for each group. After the photos we will crown the King & Queen and get a photo of these special hounds. 9:00am – 11:00am Event Check-In Mynatt Park Pavilion Event check-in for anyone who arrives on Friday. If table is not staffed look for a volunteer wearing a lime green colored volunteer name tag to assist you. Senior greyhounds make sure you pick up your goodies at check in. 9:00am – 12:00pm Park Activities Mynatt Park Pavilion Water and soda will be available at the park. Coolers will be located near the registration table. Water and soda are free however donations are welcome to cover our cost. We will have pools for the dogs to play in and water bowls around the pavilion. Look for the misting tent for a cool refreshing spray. We do have a large group of Greyhounds so if you see an empty bowl please refill the bowl. Bathrooms are located in the pavilion. Bring a dog bed and a chair for you. Hey Humans, take your chance at PoohToss. It’s not an event if we don’t toss around some (fake) poo. Come play Pik-Pak-Poo, Pooh-in-the-Shoe & Pooh-Hoop. Have some fun and best score wins prizes! Prizes awarded Saturday night. You can’t win if you don’t play! Another rousing Greyhound Treasure Ball game will be played at the park. Pay the price and roll the dice. 9:30am – 11:00am Mountain Hounds Hustle Mynatt Park Ballfield Come see how fast your Greyhound can run. Dogs will be timed on their run and you will be given a speeding citation showing their speed. Saturday night we will announce the fastest Greyhound, slowest Greyhound and fastest non-grey. For safety, the ballfield will be closed to off-leash dogs during the Hustle. 12:00pm – 1:00pm Bag Lunch Mynatt Park Pavilion Pre-ordered bag lunches from Steak Delivery & More. Please have your lunch ticket with you. Put your ticket in your name badge for safekeeping. Please get a free soda or water from our coolers as part of your lunch. 1:30pm – 2:30pm Seminar - Geriatrics/Longevity Sidney James Conference Room Greyhounds are now living longer, healthier lives than ever before. What can we do to help our greyhounds live not only a long life but enjoy their life as they age? Dr. Radcliffe will help us understand the aging process and what we can do in his seminar, Geriatrics and Longevity. 2:45pm – 3:30pm Seminar - Lessons Animals Teach Us Sidney James Conference Room Jean Ussery will be speaking about animal communication and how our animals talk with us. And what greyhounds have taught her over the last 10 years. We know animals teach us about patience, devotion and love but they also can teach us about choosing names, protecting the environment and partnering with them. 4:00pm – 5:00pm Seminar - Rapping with Radcliffe (open forum Q & A) Sidney James Conference Room Bring your questions to this seminar. Dr. Radcliffe’s experience and knowledge is vast. 5:15pm – 6:00pm Remembering our Lost Pets Sidney James Conference Room Rev. Susan Scott-Downs will facilitate a service to remember the animals we have lost. If you would like to say a few words the forum will be open to share. Or if you just want to listen and remember your pet quietly please join us. If you have a picture we will display the photos in the lobby of the hotel where you can pick them up on Sunday. 1:00pm – 5:00pm Roobucks General Store Sidney James Conference Room The Roobucks General Store will be open between seminars. 6:00pm – 7:00pm Cookout Dinner Mynatt Park Tickets were pre-sold for the cookout. The Gatlinburg Rotary Club will be serving dinner beginning at 6:00. Proceeds from the cookout benefit the Rotary Club. 7:00pm – 8:00pm Blessing of the Hounds Mynatt Park Rev. Susan Scott-Downs will say a group blessing for all our dogs. She is also available for an individual blessing and chat with your dog. We will have two sessions with Rev. Susan. The second session will be Saturday evening. Individual sessions end at 8:00pm. 7:00pm Costume Contest Mynatt Park Basketball Courts Our volunteer judges will be looking for originality, craftiness and the dog’s enjoyment with wearing the costume and being the center of attention. Judges will select winners for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for Best Individual and for Best Group. Individual entries should start getting ready by 6:45pm so we can start at 7:00pm. Group entries should be ready to begin at 7:20pm. 8:00pm – 9:00pm Surprize BINGO Sidney James Conference Room Come join us for Greyhound BINGO. We will also have a rousing Treasure Ball game. Lots of prizes for winners. Due to its popularity we will have Bingo on Thursday and Friday night. Space is limited, so if you’re Greyhound is tired from their day of fun, let them take a nap in the room. However if you are bringing a dog, please bring a dog bed for their comfort. For those who wonder WHY we call it Surprize Bingo it’s because you don’t know what your Prize will be. 8:00pm Hounds on Parade Sidney James Hotel Entrance Let’s strut our stuff through downtown Gatlinburg. Don’t forget your Kilwin’s coupon. We will leave the hotel at 8:00pm and head down the hill toward town. Turn right at Traffic Light #8. If you get to the bottom of the hill and your senior dog says ‘never mind,’ we will have a van behind Bubba Gump’s for a quick trip back to the hotel. We will have vans to pick people and hounds up for a ride back to the hotel at the end of the parade route. Enter the Village Shops courtyard from the main road, head back to the left of the courtyard and exit out the back onto Orchid Road. This is where the vans will be – just look for the greyhound decals to know which van. If you decide to walk back to the hotel, please head back up the same route as we used going down. The back way up Orchid Road is NOT a good road for walking with dogs. The sidewalk is very narrow and there is very little lighting. Thursday Saturday Saturday 9:00am – 4:00pm Shopping Vending Area Vendor Tents are located at Mynatt Park. Shopping, shopping and more shopping! Come support the Greyhound vendors who have joined us for Mountain Hounds 2017. Confirmed vendors are listed on the Vendor Directory page. 9:00am – 4:00pm PawSpa - Greyhound Health and Wellness Vending Area Visit these practitioners in the PawSpa in the vending area: Chiropractic Care and Animal Communication are all methods we can use to help our animals. Practitioners available from 9:00am – 4:00pm Massage Therapy for your pet is available in your room. Contact Jackie (Canine Pawsitive Touch) at email@example.com for an appointment. 9:00am – 3:00pm Greyt Toss Vending Area Hey humans, take your chance with this greyt game. Greyt Toss is a version of cornhole with CASH prizes. $5.00 for 20 tosses. Play as often as you want. Prizes awarded Saturday night. You can’t win if you don’t play! 9:00am – 9:45am Seminar - Scooby Sidney James Conference Room Diane Ward will talk about her experience with Galgos and the great work that her group does to meet their goal to promote the rescue, rehabilitation and adoption of the Spanish Galgo and other mixed breeds. If you have ever wondered about Galgos or don’t know what a Galgo is this is your chance to learn about this marvelous breed. 10:00am – 10:45am Seminar - The Racing Greyhound; Breeding to Retirement Sidney James Conference Room Jason will provide information about every aspect of the dog’s life as a racer, what it’s like as a puppy up to the daily life in a race kennel. The seminar is full of pictures and information. This seminar is suited for a new owner or a veteran owner to attend. Jason will conclude with a question and answer about their life on or off the track. 10:00am – 2:00pm Silent Auction Vending Area Place your bids and check often. You don’t want to miss what we have this year. We are also honoring pets that have gone to the bridge by having a Memory Basket auction table. The auction will close at 2:00pm. All proceeds benefit GFNC, so bid often. Winners may pick up their auction items at 3:00pm. 10:45am – 5:00pm Roobucks General Store Sidney James Conference Room Come on in and shop, visit with friends, buy raffle tickets, or have a cold drink and just chat. You only have until 4:45pm to purchase bag raffle tickets, drawing is at 5:00. Before and after lunch Mountain Hounds Music by The Other Mother’s Brothers Vending Area They play a mix of country, folk, rock, reggae, Hawaiian, and bluegrass. Something for everyone. 12:00pm – 1:00pm Bar-B-Que Lunch Vending Area Three Jimmy’s will be serving our catered lunch of Bar-B-Que and fixins’. Lunch tickets were pre-ordered with registration. If you did not pre-order tickets we may have a few extras to sell at the event — check in the Roobucks store. 3:00pm – 4:00pm Silent Auction Pickup Vending Area We can accept cash, check or credit card for payment. Items not picked up by 4:00pm will be moved to the Roobucks General Store. Please pay and pick up your items before you leave the event on Sunday. We can not ship items after the event. 5:00pm Bag Raffle Drawing Sidney James Conference Room Come to the Roobucks General Store to see if you are a winner! Drawing will start at 5:00pm. Exciting times as the raffle winners are drawn. You do not have to be present to win the Bag Raffle. Winners will be listed and posted on the conference door and the conference room will be open on Saturday 9:30pm-10:30pm and again on Sunday from 7:00am until 12 noon to claim your prize. Don’t worry if you don’t win anything in the Bag Raffle. You have a 2nd Chance Saturday at the Social. We have a 2nd Chance Raffle drawing at the Social on Saturday. For the 2nd Chance raffle drawing you must be present to win. All tickets from the Bag Raffle will be entered into the 2nd Chance Raffle drawing. 7:00pm (be a few minutes early so you don’t miss out!) Group Photo Mynatt Park Group photo will be taken on the hill beside the pavilion. Gather between the orange flags and SMILE. If you would like a picture of your individual groups after the main photo, just let the photographer know. 7:00pm – 9:30pm Goodbye Social Mynatt Park Pavilion Come join us and say goodbye to friends you know and those you just met. We will have just a few announcements to make while serving cake and soda for humans and ice cream for the dogs. During this social time we will have the following events: 7:00pm: Cake and ice cream 7:15pm: Announcements for the event and prize winners Mountain Hound Hustle winners Greyt Toss and Pooh Toss winners 2nd Chance Raffle drawing – all Bag Raffle tickets will be combined and winners drawn. Unlike the Bag Raffle, you MUST be present to win the 2nd chance raffle. Room Raffle drawing – will you be the lucky one to have your weekend hotel stay for free? Prize courtesy of the Sidney James Mountain Lodge. You do not need to be present to win. Art Raffle drawing – You do not need to be present to win. 7:00pm – 8:00pm Blessing of the Hounds. If your greyhound did not get to speak with Rev. Susan they have one more chance. 8:00pm Greyhound Contests on the basketball court – Longest Tail, Tallest/Shortest, Twins, Best Trick, and Laziest Greyhound – These are just a few of the games we will play. Come join us on the basketball court for some fun! 9:30pm – 10:30pm Raffle Winner Pickups Sidney James Conference Room In case you are leaving early in the morning and need to pick up your raffle winnings, a volunteer will be in the conference room to assist you. Please check with the volunteer prior to collecting your winnings. Congratulations to all the winners! Friday Sunday Sunday 7:30am – 12:00pm Raffle Winners Pickup Sidney James Conference Room A volunteer will be in the conference room to assist you. Please check with the volunteer prior to collecting your winnings. Congratulations to all the winners! Any prizes that are not claimed will be used in other events to benefit GFNC. 7:30am – 12:00pm Safe Travels Sidney James Conference Room Stop in and say goodbye before hitting the road. There is usually soda/water left so grab a drink for the trip home. 9:00am Mynatt Park Cleanup Mynatt Park If you are leaving later in the day and can assist with park cleanup please join us at Mynatt Park. We will provide poop bags and will walk the ball field and the park to pick up any missed poop or trash. We want to make sure the park is left nice for those visiting after us. The ballfield fencing will be removed first thing Sunday morning. Do not use the field Sunday morning without first checking the fence. 6:30pm Dinner on the Patio with Your Greyhound Three Jimmy’s, 1359 E Parkway Join us at Three Jimmy’s for great food and celebration. They have expanded the patio this year! Bring your poker chips and a comfortable bed for your dog. Saturday Schedule is subject to change without notice.