Tails in Town


photos courtesy of Juls Buckman Photography

WTZQ is proud to once again partner with The City of Hendersonville to bring back this annual street festival  to the Historic Depot on Maple Street in Downtown Hendersonville’s 7th Avenue District on Saturday July 27th 2019.

Sponsorships and vendor space are available. Click HERE to request additional information.

Tails is Town is a brand new event that is the result of a partnership between WTZQ’s well-loved Barq in the Parq and Downtown Hendersonville, whose event production background includes the Bearfootin’ Public Art Walk, the Rhythm & Brews Concert Series and the annual downtown Street Lighting Event among others. These two organizations have brought their considerable talents together to create an event where pets of all kinds and their people can share some quality time together and give back to the local organizations that contribute to our community’s animal welfare.

Fast Facts:

  • Date: July 27, 2019
  • Location: Historic Depot on Maple Street in Downtown Hendersonville’s 7th Avenue District
  • Time: 8:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • Kicks off with:  Strut Your Mutt 5k
  • Pet Costume Pageant: A panel of local celebrity judges will take the Main Stage at Tails in Town for a Pet Costume Pageant. Prizes will be awarded for : Best in Show, Cutest, Best Dressed, and Silliest. Pre-Register for this contest by filling out the form below.



The days agenda:

  • 8:00-9:00 am – Strut Your Mutt 5K presented by Blue Ridge Humane Society & Hunter Subaru
    • Race line up is at 7:45am in front of the Train Depot on maple
    • Runners / Walkers will begin and end the route on Maple Street
  • 8:00 am – Tails in Town BEGINS!
  • 9:15 am – Strut Your Mutt 5K Award Ceremony
  • 9:30, 10:00, and 11:00 – “Articles Come Alive” presented by The Pet Gazette
  • 10:30 – Pet Costume Pageant –Enter your dog in the costume contest and our panel of dog loving judges may crown your dog Mr. or Miss Tails in Town. Register at the Depot.
  • Ongoing 8:00-2:00 –The Pat-A-Pooch zone with the Canine Therapy Partners
  • Ongoing 9:00-2:00 – Pints for Pups! Buy a local brew with proceeds benefiting animal rescues
    • Brought to you by Southern Appalachian Brewery
  • ONGOING – ADOPT A DOG! Give a rescued animal a fur-ever home, today!

Unlike anything currently offered in Henderson County, the day will kick off with a Strut Your Mutt 5k and follow with a plethora of pooches and a flurry of furry action. The latest and greatest in products to hit the pet market will be on show in what can only be described as a Dog’s dream with exhibitors, doggy cooling stations and educational sessions.  The best in technology, health care, food, toys, grooming, therapy, education and accessories are set to have guests walking away with armfuls of Doggy bags, loads of exclusive show specials and stacks of great gift ideas to reward their friends with tails.

Tails In Town is made possible thru these Supporting Sponsors:



Also Visit These Vendors at Tails in Town:

Mr. Peeper’s Pet Company

A Dog’s Day Out 

A Dog’s Night Inn

Baabals Ice Cream Shoppe

Best Friends Pet Cemetery

Big Frog

Cosmic Groove

Dog N Suds

Hendersonville Family Dental

Ilio Canine Care

True Connection Canine

Mast General 

Nifti Safelatch

Paradise Pools & Spas 

Charlootte Sheppard – WNC Realtor

Rasberry Fields

The Refined Pup

U.S. Cellular

Wag! A Unique Pet Boutique

Western Carolina Regional Animal Hospital and Veterinary Emergency Hospital

Tricord Venture

Amazing Pizza Company.

Whiskers and Wags Pet Sitting

Rainbow International Restoration


Pet Source

Wags & Whiskers Pet Styling

A Walk In The Woods

Fathom Realty Danielle Hoffmann

Alliance For Therapy Dogs

Alzheimer’s Association  

CBD Central 

Hollywoof Styles

Camp Bow Wow

State Farm Agent Chris Moore

Pet Gazette