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2024 Dawg Daze

March 2 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm EST

[ Read: 2024 Dawg Daze Recap ]

What is Dawg Daze? Dawg Daze is a fun event that celebrates the winter, trails and dogs. There will be four events: a time trial skijoring race called the “Forest Dog Derby” that circumnavigates the Outer and Inner Loops, a dog and human costume contest, a best trick contest and an award for the furriest dog.

When: March 2, 2024

Forest Dog Derby:  11am – 1pm     

Human/Dog Costume Contest: 1:30pm – 2:00pm 

Best Trick and Furriest Dog contests: 1:30pm – 2:00 pm 

Awards Ceremonies: 2:00pm

Where: The event will be held outside on the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge grounds.


Forest Dog Derby” Is a time trial style event. Dogs must be leashed or tethered at all times. Teams consist of one person and one dog. Teams start at the starting line and must complete one loop around part of Outer Loop & Inner Loop . Fastest time wins. 

Costume Contest” Is a costume contest for dogs and humans. Costumes will be judged on a scale from 1 to 10 on  “originality”  “cuteness” “human costume.” Bonus points for matching dog and owner costumes.  

There will be a “Best Trick” contest and a “Furriest Dog” award!

Registration for both events is done in person, the day of the event.

KML Dog Treats will be available for purchase and random dog treat tastings will happen throughout the day.

Lodging guests will have their pet fee waived for their entire stay, if their stay includes Saturday, March 2, 2023. Pets must still be registered with guest services.

All events are free to enter. A donation box for pet related items (used linens, blankets, sheet, pillowcases, towels, dog/cat treats and toys.) and a donation jar for monetary donations will be set up for the Copper Country Humane Society. https://www.cchumanesociety.com/

Overall Rules: 

  1. Dogs must be leashed at all times while on the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge.
  2. No aggressive dogs.
  3. Dog waste must be picked up immediately except during race.

Forest Dog Derby Race Rules: 

  1. Only 1 dog and 1 person per team.
  2. Dog must be leashed or tethered at all times.
  3. A specific team only gets one chance around the course. 
  4. You can start anytime between 11am and 1pm. There will be no starts after 1pm. 

Prizes: Prizes will be international recognition, a certificate, dog and/or human treats from the Little Cabin Cafe.

Race Course:  You are welcome to bring your team to practice any day. Course closes to practice on Race Day at 10:30 am March 2, 2024.

[ Main Dawg Daze Page ]


March 2
11:00 am - 2:30 pm EST
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KML Lodge
14252 US Hwy 41
Copper Harbor, MI 49918 United States
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