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BHRG is calling all hounds for our 2017 Basset Bash! Join us on Saturday, October 28th for a super-filled day featuring games, food, raffles, and celebration! Remember, you don't have to be a Basset owner to enjoy the Bash. All people are welcome at the Bash and all dogs (even basset wannabees) that are non-aggressive and up-to-date on their shots are welcome too. So, grab your friends and their pups and head over to Fowler Park in Cumming, GA.

Never been to the Bash? No problem! The annual Basset Bash is our largest event of the year filled with fun for both bassets and humans. It's a great opportunity to meet other BHRG supporters and show off your basset(s). Because, let's face it, the bassets are the real reason seasoned attendees come back year after year. If you're a seasoned attendee, THANKS! and we look forward to seeing you and your hounds again this year.

Be sure to arrive on time, grab an agenda, and join in on all the fun festivities! This year's Bash will take place from noon until 4pm on Saturday, October 28th at the Large Pavilion inside Fowler Park in Cumming, GA (closer to Alpharetta). The Bash will be packed full of excitement, so be sure to arrive on time so you don't miss a thing. Don't forget to sign up for games early in the day so your hound gets to show off his or her talents.

Sponsorship Opportunities
We're excited to continue our Bash Sponsorships for 2017! Twelve businesses can become Bash Sponsors and there are two higher levels of sponsorship - DJ Sponsor and Park Sponsor. Don't miss out - the deadline to become a sponsor is October 10th. Learn more about sponsorship levels!

Bash Gear
The 2017 Bash shirts are red t-shirts with our flying basset graphic on the front and sponsorship printing on the back. Short-sleeve shirts are $26 each if you want them shipped to you, or $20 each if you want to pick them up at the Bash. Long-sleeve shirts are $31 shipped and $25 pickup. We are taking pre-orders only, and the deadline is October 14th.

For the kids (and smaller adults), we have youth-sized, short-sleeve shirts for $18 shipped and $12 pickup. Also, because there is a date on these shirts, we are taking pre-orders only, and the deadline is October 14th, so order yours today!

Volunteer Opportunities
We need your help to make our Bash a success. If you can spare up to 2 hours that day, sign up to Volunteer at the Bash! Once we get a good-sized group of volunteers, we'll confirm our volunteer schedule with you.


Basset Games
...and costume contest, and kissing booth! Romance is in the air at the 2017 Bash! Sara Beth Hound, shy sister of Nora Anne Hound, is all aflutter about the Bash. Her long-distance romance with Hank Mitchell, the ninja hound from Iowa, will take an exciting turn when the two finally meet. Hank is traveling cross-country and the two will be hosting a kissing booth at the Bash. Come see them in the kissing booth where you will be able to cuddle and give snooter kisses to both of them!

Show us what you have in our fun games and our costume contest. Will your hound take first place in our new obstacle course? The always crazy costume contest encourages hounds to show off their style. Best costume points will be awarded based on the most creative outfits (and bonus points if your human decides to get in on the fun)! Last year's winners were an adorable Little Bo Peep (Helen Macher) and her basset "sheep" who stole the crowd's heart. Start surfing Pinterest today to stretch that creativity!

Kiss Raffle Graphic Once Upon a Time Online Raffle
You don't need to be present at the Bash to win, and you can purchase tickets right here on our website! Join BHRG's own Sara Beth Hound and her beau, Hank the Ninja from Tennessee, as they join forces to raise funds for BHRG's homeless hounds. They will be giving snooter kisses and hugs in their booth at the Bash. Three fabulous raffle prizes are available - a whimsical basset hound mosaic, one-of-a-kind custom basset jewelry, or a stay at a beautiful cabin in the mountains of North Carolina! Get the details now!

Bash Raffle
Everyone loves a good RAFFLE! Our raffle table wouldn't be complete without your donation items! Everyone loves our raffle table that's jam-packed with awesome raffle items. But, we can't load up our raffle table without donations from you! From dog beds to artwork, no item is too big or too small for the raffle. Don't know what to donate? How about a gift basket packed with dog treats and toys? Or, what about a bucket of snacks and supplies for the perfect tailgating party?  What about a grill for cooking treats for your hounds? Have an item that can be paired with something else? We'll take it! All donations are 100% tax deductible, and all money raised from the raffle goes directly to the hounds.

If you'd like to donate a prize for our Raffle (this is our biggest fundraiser at the Bash, after all), you can complete this donor form and Cindy will be in touch. Or contact Cindy directly at

Cindy Peters
c/o BHRG
4184 River Shoals Court
Duluth, GA 30097

If you'd like to arrange a pick-up or drop-off of a donation in Atlanta, please contact Cindy Peters at 678.576.1808 or Bash@bhrg.org.

Shots & Microchipping Clinic
We will again have microchipping (AND discount shots) during the Bash this year. So don't forget to bring an extra check or cash to ensure your hounds are protected by this simple technology if they wander off. BHRG chips all of our foster hounds and we definitely recommend you chip your hounds, too!

Attention Vendors!  Do you make crafts or does your company have products that you think our attendees will love?  Then we want you as a vendor at this year's Bash! Our vendor area is always a big hit with our Bash attendees, and we'd love to spotlight your company at this year's event. We don't charge you to be a vendor, we just ask for a donation for our raffle and/or a portion of your proceeds from Bash sales.   Simply complete this form to reserve your spot at this year's Bash! Cindy will be in touch. For questions about becoming a vendor, contact Bash Coordinator, Cindy Peters, at Bash@bhrg.org

Basset Memorial Service & Pet Blessing
Has one of your bassets gone to the bridge this year? Every year, we will take time at the end of the Bash to remember all of the hounds that we have lost this year. We encourage you to fill out the section of the Bash Memorial Form if you have lost a hound this year and would like them to be remembered during the service. This year, Monsignor Patrick will also be praying over all the bassets and basset wannabes at the Bash in a pet blessing.

The registration fee is $10 if you pre-register. You can register online, and snail-mail pre-registration forms will be coming soon. Pre-registration will end October 21st! Both online and snail-mail registrations must be received by October 21st! Registration is $20 per person at the door. No charge for kids under 10. Plus EVERYONE bring a dish (homemade please) to share based on the first letter of your last name. We ask that EVERYONE participate so that we are not short on food:

A-F Dessert
G-M Side/Salad
N-Z Entree

We encourage you to bring home made items (anyone can pick up a bag of Oreos) and arrive by noon so that your item makes it to the Pot Luck table and there's plenty of food for you to choose from. BHRG will provide ice, paper products, picnic area, and contest prizes. Drinks will be available for $1 each, or you may bring your own - but no alcohol please, per park regulations.

Directions to Fowler Park
4110 Carolene Way
Cumming, GA 30040

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The LaQuinta Inn by North Point Mall - just a few miles from the park, is a great choice to spend the night! This pet-friendly hotel has always been great to our Bash guests and their hounds. Rates start at $69 a night. To book your room, call LaQuinta at 770-754-7800.

Items to Bring
Don't forget to bring these items to make your Bash experience more memorable & comfortable!
  • Dish to Share
  • Cash, Checkbook, Visa or Mastercard
  • Donations
  • Chairs & Blankets
  • Camera
  • Your Basset's Costume
  • Any Bash Forms Not Already Mailed to BHRG

Questions about the Bash? Contact Bash Coordinator, Cindy Peters at bash@bhrg.org or 678-576-1808.

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