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Kick off your Holiday season by attending the GRREAT HOWLiday Party, which will take place at the Frederick County Fairgrounds, 797 E. Patrick Street, Building 12, Frederick, MD, on Sunday, December 8, 2019, from 11am until 2:30pm. The party is a great way to have a fun, relaxed time while enjoying the company of good friends and your best four-legged friends. Lots of fun events such as the 50/50 raffle, doggie gift exchange, pictures with Santa, a silent auction and GRREAT merchandise guarantees a good time will be had by all.

GRREAT will provide the main entrees.  We are asking you to bring snacks (cheese and crackers, vegetable tray, water, soda, chips, etc.) or desserts (cookies, brownies, cakes, etc.) to share.


  • A-M: please bring SNACKS
  • N-Z: please bring DESSERT

ADMISSION:  $25 per adult age 17 or older. Children 16 and under are free; as are dogs (of any age!). Admission at the door is $30.

PAYMENT: Pay online using PayPal, debit card, or credit card; or pay at the door. If you pay online, please print and bring the confirmation you receive to the Party as this will be your proof of payment.  If we do not have your name on the list and you do not have the PayPal confirmation we will assume your transaction was not completed and therefore not paid.    If you do NOT wish to pay with debit/credit card or via PayPal, you can mail a check to: Howliday Party, GRREAT, PO Box 190, Merrifield, VA 22116, to reach us by November 30 in order to ensure we receive it in time.

SILENT AUCTION: The Silent Auction will be held throughout the party to benefit our GRREAT goldens! We are looking for items such as toys and/or general dog products as well as gift cards, gift baskets or handcrafted items from talented artists. Please contact the event coordinator to coordinate the drop off of your donated item(s) by November 30.

DOGGIE GIFT EXCHANGE: Each of your dog(s) can “pick a gift”, if he/she brings a loosely wrapped doggie prize costing between five and ten dollars. Gifts are placed on the floor, and each golden that brings a gift will have a chance to put their nose to work and retrieve a toy.

We hope that you and your best friends can join us for the Holiday Celebrations!

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RSVP:  Please use the form below to RSVP before November 30, so we can give an accurate count to the caterer.   Please RSVP even if you plan on paying at the door.

VOLUNTEER: In order for our event to be successful we need your help by volunteering for a portion of time.  No one will have to man a table the entire time and you will not miss out on any of the activities.  To volunteer please click here.  If you are having trouble with the link email the event coordinator.


GRREAT Howliday Party RSVP

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From Washington: 270 North to 70 East towards Baltimore. Take exit 55/South Street.  Right onto South Street. Right onto Franklin Street. In 0.02m Fairgrounds will be straight ahead.

From Baltimore: 695 South to 70 West. Take exit 56/Patrick Street (MD-144) towards Fairgrounds. Continue straight on E. Patrick Street for approximately 0.08m. Fairgrounds will be on your right.

Fairground management prefers we enter/exit from GATE 1 off East Patrick Street.  Building 12 will be on your right.  First big white building as you enter the gate.