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Fido on the Farms & Historic Baseball

dogs and owners visiting farm sites


Saturday, September 18, 2021
9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Living History Farms
11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA United States

Living History Farms welcomes dogs to the museum any day of the season, and we’d love to see dogs and owners this Saturday! Bring your well-behaved pup to take a tractor cart ride over to the west side of the museum, walk the trail and visit each of our three working farm sites, and enjoy fun canine-themed activities in the 1876 Town of Walnut Hill!

Mission Uproar Flyball

9:30 & 10:30 a.m.
Cheer on four-dog relay teams in this exciting, fast-paced canine sport. Demonstrations last just 15 minutes, so don’t be late!

Altoona Police K9

12:30 p.m.
See a demonstration by Duke and Luna, the Belgian malinois brother and sister who serve on the Altoona Police Department.

Windsor Heights Fire Department

1 p.m.
Meet-and-greet (and photo ops!) with Ember, the Windsor Heights Fire Department dog.

IOWA Service Dogs

2 p.m.
Learn how IOWA Service Dogs trains service dogs for first responders and veterans—and how you can use their techniques with your own dog.

Historic Baseball

3 p.m.
Watch the origins of “America’s Greatest Pastime” by catching a Walnut Hill Bluestockings game played by 1870s rules.

NOTE: Dogs must remain on a standard length, non-retractable leashes and must remain outside buildings and away from livestock.


Endorsing Sponsor: Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor
Presenting Sponsor for Historic Baseball: Atlantic Coca-Cola Bottling Company

Contributing Sponsor for Fido on the Farms: Downtown Doggy Daycare

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