Trussville’s Dog Daze is the place to be, Sept. 16—food, pup strut, free admission + more


Trussville City Fest
Dog Daze in Trussville is set for Sept. 16. (Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce)

Get ready for delicious food, family-friendly entertainment, a pup strut and more! Dog Daze (formerly Trussville City Fest) returns on Saturday, September 16 with a full day of fun at the Historic Trussville Mall. Read on for details. Psst—admission is FREE!

Dog Daze event details

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Don’t miss Dog Daze at the Historic Trussville Mall, Sept. 16. (Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce)

Celebrate Dog Daze’s 42nd year

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Don’t miss classic cars at the Cruise-In Car Show. (Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce)

“For over 40 years this annual event has been part of the Trussville community. It has drawn thousands of people and this year will be no exception. This year’s theme is ‘Bringing it Back’ and we will bringing back the original name, Dog Daze, and moving the event to its original location at the Historic Trussville Mall.”

Mayor Buddy Choat, City of Trussville

Discover local Trussville-area vendors

Trussville City Fest
Break boards with Birmingham Academy of Martial Arts. (Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce)

Whether you’re new to Trussville or have lived in the area for years, Dog Daze is the perfect way to get to know Trussville.

On Saturday, September 16, local vendors will be set up at the Historic Trussville Mall showcasing everything from karate demos to handcrafted goods.

Here are some you’ll discover during the event:

Keep up with updates on Dog Daze and more happening in Trussville.

Enjoy food and drinks from many vendors

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Snowie of Alabama. (Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce)

A jam-packed day of fun works up a hearty appetite. The good news is, nobody in the family will get hangry at this event. With over a dozen food and drink vendors, there will be something for everyone.

From pizza to funnel cakes, here’s a list of participating vendors:

Dog Daze activities you’ll love

Check out kids’ activities, a pup strut and more during Dog Daze, Sept. 16. (Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce)

From chalk art to a foam dance party, a kids’ zone and even a car show, you’ll discover all sorts of local entertainment all day long on the Dog Daze Stage/Pavilion.

Check out the list of fun activities and plan to attend them all:

  • 8AM-NOON: Trussville Farmer’s Market (90 Parkway Drive)
  • 9AM-NOON: Chalk Art Drawing contest 
  • 10AM-1PM: Face painting
  • 10AM-2PM: Cruise-In Car show 
  • 10AM-4PM: Kid Zone
  • 10AM-4PM: LifeSouth Blood Drive
  • 10AM-4PM: Photo Op Area 
  • 10AM-4PM: Touch that Truck
  • 11AM-2PM: Balloon Artist
  • 11AM-3PM: Foam Dance Party
  • NOON: Rubber Ducky Race
  • NOON-3PM: Chalk Art Drawing Contest Voting
  • 2:30PM: Pet Supplies Plus Pup Strut
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Nothing beats a foam party! (Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce)

Be sure to attend the Pet Supplies Plus Pup Strut at 2:30PM, one of the event’s most popular activities. All dogs are welcome to participate, so sign ’em up and let them strut their stuff. There is a $5 entry fee to participate. Money raised will benefit Trussville’s Cahaba Dog Park. Prizes and Ribbons will be awarded to the winning pups.

BONUS: Dog Daze T-shirts will be available at the event. Grab one for $15.

DOUBLE BONUS: You’ll find lots of excitement in the Bryant Bank Kid’s Area including the Kids Zone by Fun Source. Wristbands can be purchased for $25 (cash only!) for unlimited rides and inflatables. A portion of all wristbands sold will benefit the Trussville Chamber’s Scholarship Fund. 

Tune Up for Dog Daze, September 9

Trussville Entertainment District
Trussville Entertainment District. (Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce)

Can’t wait for Dog Daze on Saturday, September 16? Kick off the festival a week early at Tune Up for Dog Daze on Saturday, September 9. Taking place onstage at the Trussville Entertainment District, you’ll hear live music from local singer Ethan Womack at 7PM and The Velcro Pygmies at 8PM.

You’ll also be steps from great food and drinks at the District’s awesome eateries, like Ferus Artisan Ales, Pinchgut Pies, Corbeau Wine Bar, Trussville Social and more.

BONUS: Dog Daze T-shirts will be available at the event. Grab one for $15.

Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce would like to thank this year’s Dog Daze sponsors: Brown Automotive, Courtesy Buick GMC, McCullough Oil Company, Bryant Bank, AmFirst Federal Credit Union, Birmingham Coca-Cola, Ascension St. Vincent’s, Grandview Medical Center/Freestanding ER, Bham Now, Voigt-Abernathy, SPOC Automation, Pet Supplies Plus, Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home and Gardens, BBB of Central & South Alabama, Wilbur’s Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing, WZZK-Summit Media, ICON Trussville, Cahaba Sign and Design, Trussville-To-Go, APCO Employees Credit Union, SouthPoint Bank, AireServ, Trussville Downtown Merchant’s Association and Puttin on the Ritz DJ Service. 

Stoked for Dog Daze? Attend the event, Saturday, September 16 from 10AM-4PM at the Historic Trussville Mall. For event updates and more, visit Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce’s website and follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

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