2022 Corgi Fest
Get the long and short (and cute) of it at Frontier Park this Saturday
SATURDAY, AUG. 20
You'll want to run — not walk — as fast as those stubby little legs will carry you to Frontier Park this Saturday, because Corgi Fest will be officially back in session.
For the fifth time since 2017, more than 300 Corgis will gather in one of Erie's premier green spaces, with activities and photo-ops galore. Organizer and recent 40 Under 40 honoree Jade Mitchell was pleased to reveal that as of last year, the event had grown to become the third largest of its kind in the nation. Among the highlights:
- Corgi stampede and races
- Corgi costume contest (prizes for Best Human/Corgi Duo, Best Duo or Group of Corgis, Most Creative Costume, and Silliest/Happiest Corgi Costume)
- Corgi art contest
- Corgi ball pit and playpen
Numerous food trucks and vendors will be calling out to attendees and their hirsute companions within (very large) earshot. Among those confirmed:
- Something Els Dog School
- Sundae Vegan Dessert
- Love Letters in Bloom (Flowers)
- Hanging with the Corgis by Erin
- Legend Dog Wellness
- Werner Books
- Hard Luck PEMF Wellness
- Tracy McKee Photography
Built barely a foot off the ground, Corgis were always well-positioned to feel a groundswell of support from their human adopters. One of their most prominent over the past century has been British monarch Queen Elizabeth II, who has owned one or more since 1933. The two Corgi breeds (the more familiar and spunky Pembroke and the more reserved and foxlike Cardigan) originated more than 1,000 years ago in Wales and are favorably regarded as "big dogs in small packages" — spry, alert, and fearless, but also agreeable and affectionate.
Show some love for the little guys by stopping by, and be sure to bid on some great raffle items, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to Corgi rescue groups in the tristate area. It's always a good idea to put some stock(iness) in the future.
Noon to 4 p.m. // Frontier Park, 1501 W. 6th St. // $5 per pre-registered human adult (Corgis and young children free), $10 at the event // 2022 Corgi Fest Registration and Information