Dog Bowl at the Cotton Bowl April 7

Dog Bowl 2013

7th Annual Dog Bowl: Free and Open to the Public

Free unleashed fun for dog lovers and pooches of all sizes when historic Cotton Bowl field transforms into a tail-wagging time complete with splash pools, a pet/owner look-alike contest and more

Event Info.

Sunday, April 7, 2013 from 1 – 5 p.m.
Cotton Bowl Stadium at Fair Park
3750 Cotton Bowl Circle, Dallas, TX 75210

Flaunt your four-legged fur ball at Fair Park’s Cotton Bowl Stadium for the free, seventh-annual Dog Bowl from 1 – 5 p.m. Sunday, April 7, when Dallas’ most historic football field transforms into a super-fun dog park for canines of all sizes to romp and run unleashed!

Enjoy pooch-pleasing pastimes including a pet/owner look-alike contest, giveaways, exhibits, pooch portraits, canine crafts, music by Dallas’ seasoned jazz bassist Barri Pearson, and more. (Please note: A nominal fee applies for pooch portraits and crafts.)

Talk to trainers, veterinarians and pet product vendors, and learn the latest tips and trends in the tail-wagging world, plus take advantage of special pricing on vaccinations and microchipping thanks to Luv My Pet. And check out local dog clubs, rescue groups and animal welfare organizations with adoptable dogs at the Woofstock “tail” gating zone outside the entrance gate of the Cotton Bowl.

Misting ponds and giant “dip and sip” splash bowls will keep canines cool and quenched, while humans will have the opportunity to enjoy refreshments (including beer) and other concessions.

Facebook Canine Contest

Hey pup and pooch owners: Capture your furry friend doing tricks or something funny on video, and post it to the Dog Bowl Facebook page by March 29. The most creative video with the most Facebook likes will play on the Cotton Bowl Jumbotron during the free Dog Bowl on April 7! The winning video also will be posted on and on the Dog Bowl Facebook page after the event. The winner will be notified before the event via Facebook. Please keep the doggie reel under three minutes!

Admission is free. The City of Dallas charges $10 for parking within the gates of Fair Park, or ride the DART Rail Green Line to the Fair Park Station. (Non-service animals are allowed on DART only if they are in crates.) Owners will be asked to observe all current City of Dallas Dog Park policies while at Fair Park.

Dog Bowl is hosted by Friends of Fair Park, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Sponsors are Petco, WFAA, 98.7 KLUV, K104 104.5 FM, Smooth R&B 105.7 FM KRNB, The Greensheet, and the City of Dallas.

For more information, please call the Fair Park Information Line at 214-421-9600 or go to


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