2018 Coonhound World Championship Announced
October 10, 2017
Department: Field Operations
The 2018 UKC World Championship Finals will be held at the Morrow County Fairgrounds in Mt. Gilead, Ohio, September 20-22. The event will be hosted by the Morrow County Coonhunters Association from Cardington, Ohio.
Proposed Area Club Participation and Guide Assistance (by City): Cardington, Johnstown, Mount Vernon, Marion, and Marseilles. It is expected that up to all casts will have quality guides and will travel under 60 miles to hunt, with most of the casts hunting 30 miles or less. Probably one third of casts will hunt within 15 minutes of the fairgrounds.
The fairground in Mt. Gilead offers a main event building complete with concrete floors, restrooms, and large overhead doors. This building will be large enough to host the show and all spectators. The Mt. Gilead fairgrounds also offer several other buildings, including covered pavilions - a great place to hold the Coonhound World Championship!
At this time, not all Zone locations have confirmed for 2018. Those locations will be announced once confirmed.
All information for this event can be found on the 2018 Coonhound World Championship page. Information will be updated there as it becomes available.
A Kalamazoo, Michigan-based company founded in 1898, United Kennel Club is the largest all-breed performance-dog registry in the world, registering dogs from all 50 states and 25 foreign countries. Celebrating the unique Total Dog philosophy, UKC events highlight the instincts and heritage of dogs that look and perform equally well, as more than 60 percent of its annually licensed events are tests of hunting ability, training, and instinct. United Kennel Club prides itself on its family-oriented, friendly, educational events, welcoming both purebred dogs and dogs of unknown ancestry.