CANCELLED: Cabin John Regional Park Goes to the Dogs on Saturday, Dec. 3, for ‘Holiday Barket’

by Patrick Herron


Per Montgomery County: Every family member must be considered during the holidays and Montgomery Parks will enable dog owners to have outing with their pets at its free “Holiday Barket’ from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Cabin John Region Park in Bethesda. Cabin John Regional Park is located 7400 Tuckerman Lane in Bethesda. The event will be held in the picnic area across from the park’s train station. The Barket will be an opportunity for dog owners and their pets to explore a handful of small local businesses and outdoor activities. Gifts and accessories for pets will be available from vendors. Food also will be available for dog owners.

The event will include music by local band Capital Effect at the amphitheater stage. There will be a craft station where creativity can lead to making a keepsake of a pet’s paw print. There also will be an opportunity to stop by the photobooth and get a picture of your canine with the Grinch. The PetConnect Rescue will be at the event and to tell about their adoption efforts and services—in case a future addition would be right for attendees. PetConnect is an animal welfare organization dedicated to saving dogs and cats at high risk of euthanasia. They are committed to ensuring a highly positive rescue experience for adopters and to raising awareness of the plight of abandoned animals through community education.

The Cabin John Regional Park Dog Park is right across the lane from the Holiday Barket. Dogs must be leashed at the event, but at the dog park, they can be let loose to meander, run and explore. The nearby Cabin John Trail will provide an opportunity for a scenic walk. The trail includes a loop around the event from the parking lot off Tuckerman Lane to the parking lot off Westlake Drive.  Additional details on the Holiday Barket are available at Holiday Barket – Montgomery Parks.


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