Asheville Outlets Presents Columbus Day Weekend of Entertainment

Weekend Highlights Include Air Dogs Competition, Community Day and Pet Fest

ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA (September 2017) – Asheville Outlets presents a Columbus Day weekend of exciting entertainment  featuring three free events . Always a crowd favorite, the third annual Ingles and iHeart Radio - Ultimate Air Dogs (UAD) competition will be held October 6 – 8. In addition, Community Day will be October 7 and Critter Magazine Pet Fest & Cover Dog Competition, October 8.

Ingles Ultimate Air Dogs Competition, Friday – Sunday, October 6 - 8

Asheville Outlets will again team up with Ingles and iHeart Radio to host the third annual Ultimate Air Dogs (UAD) three-day competition from October 6 - 8. "We are pleased to host these high-flying canines who delight spectators of all ages," said Sharon Morgan, Asheville Outlets, General Manager. "The Air Dogs never disappoint and the event is truly a wonderful family activity, with proceeds from the tennis ball jump and dock dives each day benefiting Brother Wolf Animal Rescue," she continued.  

Ultimate Air Dogs is one of the country’s premiere dock jumping organizations and features both novice competitors and seasoned jumpers.  UAD provides more open dock and practice times than any other organization. For more information and to register visit

Community Day, Saturday, October 7

Community Day will be held on Saturday, October 7, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is an opportunity for shoppers to meet with representatives from area non-profits on-site and enjoy educational interactive booths and displays. Shoppers will learn more about the organizations and can sign-up to volunteer.

“Community Day is a special highlight here at Asheville Outlets,” said Sharon Morgan, General Manager, Asheville Outlets. “The spotlight is on our remarkable local non-profits and it’s a wonderful way for visitors to learn more about these vital community organizations and how they too can participate in giving back,” she continued. 

Pet Fest & Cover Dog Competition, Sunday, October 8

Asheville Outlets and Critter Magazine will host Pet Fest & Cover Dog Competition on Sunday, October 8, from noon to 3 p.m. The event will feature activities for pets and their families including educational advice, obedience tips, informational booths and displays, pet adoptions and much more. 

“Asheville Outlets is pleased to partner with Critter Magazine on the third annual Pet Fest & Cover Dog Competition - a fun, informative afternoon that will focus on pet well-being,” said Sharon Morgan, Asheville Outlets, General Manager. “Pet lovers will enjoy a variety of activities with their furry friends including booths and displays featuring exciting products, nutrition and health information and other pet-centric items,” she continued.

Dog owners who think their dog should be “in pictures” will love the Critter Magazine Cover Dog Competition that will be held at 1 p.m. Cost to participate is a $25 donation. The winner will be featured on the cover of Critter Magazine. A portion of the proceeds will benefit local spay/neuter organizations and rescue transport programs.


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