The DESDC Trade Fair event will be taken back to its roots – made more hands-on and recreational musher friendly, and less competition based. There will be practical demos, workshops and lectures. It will also offer experienced helping hands for training on a well maintained private trail with great and safe footing for the dogs. An experienced musher will be available for team help and evaluation.Camping will be available for Friday and Saturday nights at 10.00 per night. Admission is $5.00 per person or $ 7.00 if you want the dinner of roasted pork, salads, baked beans, casseroles, etc. Alcohol will not be served but you are welcome to bring your own. There will be a communal campfire on Saturday night, along with some entertainment.There are already several vendors on board and the ever-popular fund raising auction of donated goods will be held, with the entertaining auctioneer George Miller. Last year’s donations ranged from US Savings Bonds to a microwave oven to a set of Depression-era china, sled dog prints and many other great items. This year we hope to have another great selection including some season passes to Maine State parks. Donations of suitable items (doesn’t have to be sled dog related) for the auction should be directed Kathy Pickett at (207) 539-4324 or e mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Proceeds go to DESDC Scholarship Fund and Fall Festival/Trade Fair expenses. The DESDC Fall Festival, Auction and Pig Roast will be held at 63-65 French Rd Oxford, ME. This is the home of Nooksack Racing Supply (Grey and Kathy Pickett) and Nooksack Kennel ( home of Marc, Sara and Grey William Vanderwood.) Location is very private and the trail is great, no traffic other than dog training. Please feel free to contact us if you plan to attend or if you would like to donate to the auction.
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