Bring YOUR Dogs to Paws in the Park in Blue Ridge, GA

Blue Ridge is a pet-friendly mountain town in North Georgia that welcomes pet parents and their fur babies to visit anytime. A special fall festival in October, Paws in the Park offers even more motivation to plan your pet-friendly vacation in the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains. This annual pet-friendly event in downtown Blue Ridge features a 5K kickoff, an animal parade, a costume contest, pet photos, educational tents, and even a dock diving show! 

Local and regional animal rescues come together to spread awareness for abandoned and homeless pets as well as adoption opportunities for area animals at Paws in the Park in Blue Ridge, GA. If you love animals and want to support the Humane Society of Blue Ridge (HSBR), this family-friendly event is your perfect chance as all proceeds help local animals in need. Plan to spend your fall vacation with your doggies in pet-friendly Blue Ridge today! 

Paws in the Park 5K & Mutt Mile

Kicking off at 7:00 a.m. sharp, the Paws in the Park 5K and Mutt Mile are great opportunities for active pet lovers to shower local animals with love while getting in a little morning exercise. Yes, you can bring your dogs for a walk or run together!

Pet Parade 

Officially beginning the Paws in the Park event in Blue Ridge, GA, is the adorable pet parade! It begins at 10:00 a.m. on the corner of East and Main Streets, so be sure to get there early for a good spot to watch animals wave, prance, and parade downtown. 

Pet-Friendly Things to Do

Along with a fun parade to get things started, you’ll have an array of pet-friendly things to do at the Paws in the Park event! 

  • Dress up your pet for the costume contest.
  • Participate in the animal blessing.
  • Learn about microchipping, rabies, and pet health.
  • Buy yummy pet treats!
  • Consider adopting a new family member.
  • Get professional pet photos.
  • Grab souvenirs at the HSBR Thrift Store.

Dock Diving Show

You won’t believe your eyes when you see these athletic dogs leap from a high dock — up to 20 feet — and dive into the water! Air dog dock diving is a cool sport for specially trained dogs that love splashing in the water. The Paws in the Park Dock Diving Show is put on by UItimate Air Dogs, the country’s premier dock jumping organization. 


After the main event, walk over to Grumpy Old Men Brewing for Barktoberfest with your canines. This neat pet-friendly event continues to spread animal love by donating all proceeds to the Humane Society of Blue Ridge. It’s roughly $30 to enter, and you’ll receive a souvenir pint glass plus 2 beer tickets. Additional features typically include beer tastings, food by Jeff’s Hot Dogs, a prize raffle, a brewery tour, a silent auction, live music, and games! 

Event Details

Saturday | October 15, 2022
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The Haven Off-Leash Dog Park
171 Mineral Springs Rd
Blue Ridge, GA 30513


Unwind at a Pet-Friendly Cabin

After playing at Paws in the Park in Blue Ridge, GA, return to your pet-friendly cabin rental to relax and recharge with your pups on your getaway. Colorful fall leaves decorate the mountain landscape, offering gorgeous views from the rockers, steamy hot tub, roaring firepit, outdoor lounge, floor-to-ceiling windows, or king suite. Pet-friendly cabins in Blue Ridge often feature a yard space or nearby hiking trails to walk your dogs as well. 

Additional amenities at our Blue Ridge cabin rentals include fully equipped kitchens, game rooms with pool, air hockey, or arcade games, home theaters with surround sound, wet bars with wine fridges, and indoor jetted tubs for spa baths in the North Georgia Mountains. Book your memorable pet-friendly stay with Georgia Cabins for YOU online or at 1.800.580.5524 today!

Make fall plans to attend Paws in the Park in Blue Ridge, GA, and stay at a cozy pet-friendly cabin in the scenic mountains.