“Muttzanita” Hits The Beach September 18

Taking a spin on the city’s name, hundreds of dog lovers will gather in Manzanita Oregon Sept 18th for the 8th annual Muttzanita festival.
Sunday will have local businesses and vendor booths, games and contests (for humans too) keeping festival goers busy and engaged during the full day of activities.
Where else can you experience the wonders of the Oregon coast and engage with like-minded animal lovers? The weekend is packed with dog & human related contests and hilarious activities, demonstrations, gourmet dog biscuits, numerous vendor booths, children activities, an animal (and human) costume contest and pet parade down main street on Saturday morning. The day’s events come to a close at 3:00 pm.
The festival welcomes well-behaved dogs and cats of all sizes and shapes (and their humans) that are at least 6 months old and are on a short leash.
For event details and schedules, visit www.muttzanita.com or stop by Four Paws on the Beach at 144 Laneda Avenue.

Dan Haag
Born and raised in the great white north of Minnesota, Dan Haag felt the pull of the north Oregon Coast in the early 90s. Finding that rain never needed to be shoveled, he married an Oregon girl and settled in Manzanita, where he works as director of the Manzanita Visitors Center. He is also a freelance writer whose work has appeared in a variety of state and national publications. He spends his free time wandering the area’s many trails, supporting the Oregon wine and beer industry, perusing coastal bookstores, and chasing his black Labrador, Lilo, along the beach.