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Pet Adoption Fair & 5K Fun Run

May 1 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Come meet a new best friend, enjoy local pet vendors, professional pet photos, and more!

Castle Farms’ first ever Pet Adoption Fair & 5k Fun Run/Walk will take place on Sunday, May 1, 2022.  All proceeds are to benefit the Charlevoix Area Humane Society and AC Paw!  The race begins at 9:00 am and the pet fair is open from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm (entry gates will be closed from 9:00 am – 9:45 am to ensure the safety of race participants.)

Professional pet photo sessions are available with pre-registration for $20 per session (more details below).

Registration is required for the 5k Fun Run/Walk.  Pre-register online for a reduced rate or arrive between 7:30 am and 8:45 am to register at the event.

Pet Fair:

The Pet Fair’s vendor booths are free to visit.  Meet a new furry best friend and shop local pet vendors:

* Pet Pantry of Harbor Springs & Pet
* Pawps
* The Teenie Weenie Pet Store
* Lucy’s Pet Salon
* Family Farm & Home
* Pet Well Mobile Clinic
* Lake Street Vet Clinic
* Barker’s Bites

Pet Photos with Paxton Photography:

Bring in your fur baby for a mini photo shoot with Meg Paxton of Paxton Photography in the Butterfly Garden!  Sessions are $20 for 5 minutes with Meg, and you will receive 5 edited photos delivered digitally after the event. Please bring well-behaved pets.  Pets may need to stay leashed, but leashes will be edited out.  Also, Meg will have some people-food hot dog treat distractions for those friskier fur-friends, but consider bringing your own treats if your pet has allergies.

Pre-register in advance online to secure your pet’s spot!  Sessions will take place between 10:00 am and 11:30 am, and between 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm.  Choose the morning or afternoon time frame when registering online and arrive during that time frame.  If there is still availability to reserve a session that day, payments can be made by CASH ONLY at the shoot location.

Click ‘BUY TICKETS’ below to pre-register online!

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5k Fun Run/Walk:

The 5k race begins promptly at 9:00 am. Entry gate will be closed from 9:00 am – 9:45 am for safety of race participants. Please arrive no later than 8:45 am.  This is a dog-friendly, no-frills race (no t-shirt or professional timing system) to help support local animal shelters/rescues! All proceeds benefit the participating shelters/rescues. All dogs must be friendly and on a leash.

AWARDS: Top finishers in each age group! (13 and under, 14-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-54, 55 & up)


* Townhouse
* Momentum
* Cherry Republic
* Harbor View Café
* Tap Room
* Argonne House
* Island Airways
* Beaver Island Boat Docks
* My Grandmother’s table
* The Taffy Barrel
* Sea Bags
* Black Market Foods
* BC Pizza
* Cherry Nails

COURSE: Fairly flat two lap course through the grounds of Castle Farms—majority on pavement but may be some wet grass/gravel areas.

REGISTER: Click ‘BUY TICKETS’ below to pre-register online! Rates are $25 per adult ages 14 and up, $15 per child ages 13 and under or late registration available on-site day of race from 7:30 am – 8:45 am ($30 per adult ages 14 and up, $20 for 13 and under). CASH ONLY DAY OF.

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May 1
9:00 am - 2:00 pm

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