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Denton Street Festival Coming Soon!
By: Tennille Sullins-Morris
It is Street Festival time! This year’s Denton Street Festival will take place on Saturday, September 12 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Rain or Shine). Town of Denton organizers of the event, Genie Russell and Robin Garrison are excited to add to this year’s festival, Tim Smith from the hit show “Moonshiners”. Mr. Smith will take to the streets of downtown from 11:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

The fantastic, Eric and the Chill Tones will be welcomed back to Denton this year and will offer a live performance on the Evelyn L. Gallimore Pavilion stage in Harrison Park from 12:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. Elvis will return as well, taking the stage from 10:30 a.m. - until.

Russell stated that they anticipate having a big crowd this year and expect to have around 90 to 100 vendors. Participants can expect a variety of vendors ranging hand painted inspirational quotes; pottery, hair bows and accessories, wood turned garden décor and more. There will also be a diverse selection of food. Inflatables, face painting and pony rides are available for the kids. The Denton Public Library will also set up as a vendor and hold its annual used book sale which is always a hit with visitors. 

Come out Saturday and enjoy a fun day in downtown Denton. For more information on the festival, visit the Town of Denton’s website at or call 336-859-4231.

This years sponsors of the event are First Bank, Century Hosiery, NH Med Services, O.P.E. of America, INC., Novant Health, CID X-treme Attachments and the Town of Denton.

3rd Annual Dog Days in Harrison Park
By Kelly Bledsoe
Come strutt your stuff, and your mutt! The 3rd Annual Dog Day in the Park and Pet Parade, sponsored by Denton Animal Hospital, Rolling Meadows Dog Academy and The Town of Denton Parks and Recreation is scheduled for Saturday, September 26 from 10-12. The festival is a one-day event celebrating and supporting our four-legged friends and their owners. It will feature an exciting array of dog demonstrations sponsored by Rolling Meadows Academy of Dog Training, as well as a Pet Parade, in addition to the Blesssing of the Animals by local clergy.

There will also be the ever-popular Best Trick Contest and Dog/Owner Look-a-Like Contest, Musical Sit, Best Costume, Biggest/Smallest, Oldest/Youngest, Best Human Bark, and ending with a Wet T-Shirt contest! Prizes will be awarded to the winning pets.

In addition, pet owners will be treated to a variety of booths and activities to pamper their pets, including K9 Portraits, Doggie Snacks, Music and more!

Admission is free so come out and play with your four footed furry friend. The activities will begin at 10:00am with the Blessing of the Animals followed by the Pet Parade at 10:30. Games and activities will follow and end at NOON. All dogs must have proof of current rabies vaccination. Owners can preregister their pets by emailing You may also register your dog the day of the event starting at 9:30am.

If you have question or for more information call Denton Animal Hospital at 859-2828 or The Denton Orator at 859- 3131. We hope you and your dog enjoy the day with us!