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The world’s largest Olympic-style festival for dogs returns with dock and disc dog competitions, sheep herding demonstrations, balloon glows and flights, wiener dog races, a pet costume parade and so much more! NEW THIS YEAR: The Canine Stars and Dog Lovers Lure Course. 


The FREE two-day family event takes place Memorial Day weekend – May 28 and 29, 2022 - and is the same weekend as Balloons over Bavarian Inn, with daily competitions and nightly balloon glow events in the grassy field near River Place Shops. Dogs are welcome but please note - all dogs must be on leashes! For more information and a full schedule, visit!


About Frankenmuth Dog Bowl:


The Dog Bowl festival is part of Frankenmuth Dog Bowl, Inc. - a 501(c)(c) organization with a mission of advocating for responsible pet ownership through educational programs and world-class events like the annual Dog Bowl festival at River Place Shops.


Shop our pet-themed vendor marketplace, sign your dog up for doggie races or lure coursing competitions and explore more than 40 shops and attractions located throughout our German-themed outdoor shopping complex. Get the full schedule and all the details at!


All events take place at River Place Shops; 925 S. Main St. Parking is located around the German-styled shopping complex and along Weiss Street. With activities spread out on over 25 acres of Bavarian Inn property, there will be plenty of space for guests and canines to enjoy themselves safely.



General Terms

All items are non-refundable, all sales are final.

Refund Policy

All items are non-refundable under any circumstances.