Calendar

Sep
4
Thu
Chelan County Fair @ Chelan County Expo Center
Sep 4 – Sep 7 all-day
Cashmere Community Dinner @ Cashmere United Methodist Church
Sep 4 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Cashmere United Methodist Church in partnership with area churches offers a Free Community Meal every Thursday night.

Sep
7
Sun
Cashmere Farmer’s Market @ Cashmere Pioneer Pavilion
Sep 7 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Dachshund Dash Race @ Chelan County Expo Center
Sep 7 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

2014 Chelan Co. Fair Dachshund Dash Procedures
On Sunday, September 7th at 2:30 p.m.
ALL participating dogs must be Dachshunds. This does not mean they have to be
AKC registered, but must have the specific breed characteristics as stated by the AKC. Mixed breeds are NOT
1) Official Entry Form allowed. Race judges have the right to disqualify any dog if there is a question of the breed. Entries must consist of:
2) Release and Waiver of Liability Agreement, entries without signatures will not be accepted.
3) Entry Fee of $5.00
Mail to:
Chelan County Fair
5700 Wescott Dr.
Cashmere, WA 98815
Race Information:
On Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014 at 2:30 p.m., we will run preliminary heats and one (1) Championship Heat. The winner of each preliminary heat will win a prize (to be determined) and be entrees in the Championship Heat. The winner of the Championship Heat will win $100, while the second place finisher will win $75, and the third place finisher will win $50.
The number of dogs in each heat will depend on the number of entries, with a MAXIMUM of twelve (12) dogs per heat. Every attempt will be made to place an equal number of dogs in each heat and the number of heats will be adjusted accordingly.
Race Day Checklist:
Waste Pick up Bags
Leash
Water Dish
Pre-issued gate pass
Chelan Co. Fair Rules:
You MUST have with you the above mentioned items to be allowed entry in to the fair with your dog. No non racing dogs will be permitted entrance. You will enter only through the livestock gate not before 1:30 P.M. Sunday, September 7th. Your dog will be issued an ID tag, at the participant area, to be worn on your dog’s collar at all times while at the Fair. Your dog MUST be on a leash at all times while at the Fair, other than when your dog is participating in a race. Owners are required to clean up after their dog.
NO dogs are allowed in the poultry or rabbit areas at ANY time.
Race Day Sign In:
Owners and handlers need to sign in at the “Participant’s Area” located by the Grandstands no
less than a half hour before the race starts. If an owner shows up less than a half hour before their race, their dog will be scratched and removed from the race, with no option to race in another preliminary heat on Sept. 7, 2014.
After an owner signs in, their dogs will be issued a starting line position. Each dog’s starting line position will be determined prior to the start of the racing event, and at random. Each dog will receive a colored racing scarf that must be worn during their race. Dogs will be lined up before the race and must start from their assigned position.
Before the race, a Dachshund Dash Racing Official will call all handlers and their dogs to line
up for their respective heat.
Handlers:
Two (2) handlers are required per dog: one handler with the dog behind the starting
line, the other handler behind the finish line to call the dog and collect him/her after the
race.
Starting Line Handler:
Dogs will be released by their handler behind a designated starting line. Handlers releasing their dog must release their dog once the Dachshund Dash Racing Official says, “Go!” Any dogs released before the Dachshund Dash Racing Official says, “Go!” will be disqualified from the race. Please allow your dog to run freely from the starting line of his/her own accord. Any owners that throw their dogs over the starting line will be disqualified and removed from the event.
Finish Line Handler:
Once the dogs are released from the starting line, finish line handlers are allowed to call their dogs across the finish line and into the receiving area. Finish line handlers must position themselves in the same order as the handlers behind the starting line so that the dogs will not be encouraged to cross paths with one another.
Although efforts are made to allow the dogs to run freely, some dogs may still cross paths/interfere with other dogs during the race. If there is interference, the dog that is believed to have been interfered with will not have the option of racing in another race or be placed higher in the finishing results. The place that the interfered dog finishes is its official place.
Finish line handlers are allowed to use snacks, squeaky toys, etc. to coax their dogs. Loud noisemakers, live animals, and anything deemed to be disruptive to other dogs will not be permitted. In order to be declared the winner, all four (4) paws must cross the finish line.
For the safety of the dogs, handlers are not permitted to leave their designated places while the dogs are competing.
Once the first dog has crossed the finish line (with all four (4) paws), the finish line handlers of the other dogs need to continue to call their dogs until all dogs are with their respective owners. If your dog does not come to you within a reasonable amount of time after the finish of the race (determined by the finish line Dachshund Dash Racing Official), you will be allowed to enter the course and collect your dog. Please be careful, and do not interfere with anyone else’s dog.
Championship Heat:
The Championship Heat on Sept 7, 2014 will consist of the first place finishers of all the preliminary heats in the day. The procedure for the Championship Heat will be the same as above.
Dachshund Dash Racing Officials will determine the winner. Decisions of the Dachshund Dash Racing Officials are final.
The winner of the Dachshund Dash Races Championship Heat and his/her owner and handlers will come to the front of the Grandstands for photos and a short interview following the race

Sep
11
Thu
Cashmere Community Dinner @ Cashmere United Methodist Church
Sep 11 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Cashmere United Methodist Church in partnership with area churches offers a Free Community Meal every Thursday night.

Sep
13
Sat
Scarecrow building & design workshop @ Weed's Cafe, parking lot
Sep 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sep
14
Sun
Cashmere Farmer’s Market @ Cashmere Pioneer Pavilion
Sep 14 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Sep
18
Thu
Cashmere Community Dinner @ Cashmere United Methodist Church
Sep 18 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Cashmere United Methodist Church in partnership with area churches offers a Free Community Meal every Thursday night.

Sep
21
Sun
Cashmere Farmer’s Market @ Cashmere Pioneer Pavilion
Sep 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Sep
25
Thu
Cashmere Community Dinner @ Cashmere United Methodist Church
Sep 25 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Cashmere United Methodist Church in partnership with area churches offers a Free Community Meal every Thursday night.

Contact Us

103 Cottage Ave.
Cashmere, WA 98815
(509) 782-7404
info@cashmerechamber.org