Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts beg...

Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts begins three-day run today

There are 5 comments on the www.peninsuladailynews.com story from May 23, 2008, titled Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts begins three-day run today. In it, www.peninsuladailynews.com reports that:

A weekend full of music to get those toes tapping, art to inspire and food and fun to satisfy is set for the 15th annual Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts.

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Mary Williams

Port Angeles, WA

#1 May 24, 2008
Don't plan to take the family dog to this weekend fun. I knew he couldn't go to the concerts, but planned on spending part of the day at the street fair with my Pekingese. Though nothing else I read mentioned this, the sign at the entrance to the fair said "No dogs". I was already there; it was too hot to leave him in the car; so I left with no plans to return. I truly do not see a reason for no dogs at the outdoor events. Anyway, fair warning to others, though too late for those I saw leaving with their dogs.

“Sequim & Port Angeles R.E.”

Since: May 08


#2 May 25, 2008
Thanks for the info Mary. What a silly rule that people can't take their dogs. As with many rules, there was probably an incident in some past year, and so a bureaucrat exercised power to institute a rule that penalizes everyone.
Sandra Carroll

United States

#3 May 25, 2008
Although prior notice should have been given, I cannot think of a better rule. I am so tired of going to these events and trying to dodge all the dogs. These events with lots of people in tight areas are no place for dogs. I keep my dog home, wish others would also.

“Sequim & Port Angeles R.E.”

Since: May 08


#4 May 26, 2008
I certainly appreciate your feelings Sandra, but I've been to 100's of these kinds of events over the years, and frankly I can't remember ever having to dodge dogs. I remember a few dogs on leashes by responsible dog owners, but none that were loose and running wildly around, nor any that ran into me or that I had to quickly dodge. If it happened to you, it would be a very rare occasion I would think. I could be wrong.

United States

#5 May 27, 2008
If I had a dog I would want to take it to the festival as well. But to agree with Sandy there are many dog-owners everywhere, including the Oly Pen, that don't believe in leashing because animals should be free. With the amount of little kids running around it might be for the best. Even the most responsible of dog owners cannot prevent their dog from being scared or annoyed by the large crowds. But let's be fair, a definite advertisement should have told dog-owners not to bring their furry loved ones.

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