58th Annual Autumn Oaks - Labor Day Weekend in Richmond, Indiana
August 28, 2017
United Kennel Club welcomes coonhound enthusiasts to the Wayne County Fairgrounds in Richmond, Indiana, over Labor Day Weekend where hundreds of the countrys best coonhounds will compete, August 31 September 3, in UKCs 58th Annual Autumn Oaks event.
Autumn Oaks, which began in 1960, has grown to be one of the top three largest coonhound events featured on the UKC licensed event calendar. Serving as the second leg of the Triple Crown Series, sponsored by Black Gold Dog Foods, it is truly a premier Coonhound event, as well as a kind of annual celebration. During the four days of world-class competition, thousands of spectators and participants travel from all over the United States and Canada to east-central Indiana to attend "The Event Where History is Made." Participants compete for prizes provided by event sponsors, as well as prestige and national recognition, as Major Winners receive national titles and acclaim.
The sport of hunting with coonhounds has been part of American history, going back to the early 1700s, and continues to this day in all parts of the country. In accordance with UKC Rules and Regulations, no game is taken and no firearms are allowed at UKC events. The coonhound community is proud to offer this family-friendly event. Nationally recognized vendors will be on-hand offering dog and pet products to fill every need. Coonhound owners and breeders are also available to discuss the breeds temperaments, abilities, training, ownership and handling.
Spectators are welcome to meet and greet the best coonhound/owner teams from across the country; however, they are asked to leave their own pets at home. Admission for Friday and Saturday is $5 per vehicle for the weekend for parking on the grounds, payable at the main entrance gate. Alternatively, walk-ins from the Salisbury Road entrance can access the event grounds for $2 per person or $5 per family.
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.