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Posted on: August 20, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Goodlettsville to Host Salty Dog Festival

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The Goodlettsville Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Goodlettsville host The Salty Dog Festival at the historic Main Street District on Saturday, September 11th 10 am – 4 pm. The festival will include local artisans, craft vendors, live entertainment, music, local business booths, food trucks and even a dog costume contest with three grand prize winners. The event is kid friendly and will host a petting zoo and a kiddie train that drives around the festival. 


The mission of the Salty Dog Festival is to provide an inclusive, community-wide free event for families, residents, and visitors of the city of Goodlettsville, Tennessee.


Local artists and vendors will be featured to provide unique products and goods for purchase and local businesses will be highlighted. Food trucks, music, kids activities, petting zoo, dog costume contest, car show, and a variety of fun family-friendly activities will be available. 


A portion of proceeds from the Salty Dog Festival will benefit the Goodlettsville Chamber Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides grant funding to local schools and nonprofit organizations in the Goodlettsville area. 


Where does the Festival take place?

The festival will take place in Goodlettsville City Hall Park, 105 S. Main Street, Goodlettsville, TN 37072. The 2021 festival will be held on Saturday, September 11 from 10:00 am-4:00 pm.


Who can attend?

The Salty Dog Festival is open to everyone! There will be fun for all ages and is a family and dog friendly festival!


Can I bring my dog?

Leashed dogs are welcome to attend. Please pick up after your pet. There will be a dog costume contest so be sure to enter!


What is the history of the Salty Dog Festival?

Formally the Arts & Antiques Festival, the Salty Dog Festival has evolved to include food trucks, music, vendors and artists from the Middle Tennessee area. The clever name “Salty Dog” originated from Kasper Mansker’s discovery of two salt licks in Goodlettsville, along with our community’s love for their furry family members. Dogs are welcomed at the festival. 

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