Bassetfest is our biggest fundraiser of the year and we LOVE to meet all of you and your wonderful hounds! 2019 we had 288 people and over 151 basset hounds checked in!
Last year we had to do it virtually, for the safety of all of our volunteers and all of YOU, our basset families!
We WILL be back LIVE in 2021!
What is Bassetfest you ask? Bassetfest is our biggest fundraiser and consists of raffle baskets, auctions, costume contest, biggest paw and longest ear contests, calendar and T-shirt sales and of course the BASSET RACES! And most importantly we have YOU and YOUR BASSETS! Please scroll down to see pics from past year's Bassetfests!
What do you need to bring to Bassetfest?
Well ALL DOGS ARE WELCOME! ESPECIALLY BASSETS! Bring a chair or blanket, we will have food and water and pop for sale but bring what you need knowing food is only allowed outside the park fence, bring sunglasses, sunscreen, an umbrella and money to help us raise money buy buying raffle tickets, shirts, calendars misc items, and our live AUCTION!
Please remember we are having it in a public dog park so park rules will apply! The city of Gahanna allows us the use each year and they have a WONDERFUL park with lots of space, a walking path, and an obstacle course for the dogs. Please bring bags to help clean up after your dog and help keep the park clean! Please make sure all dogs are up to date on shots!
We do take cash and credit cards and will allow Paypal payments also!
We would LOVE to have as many volunteers as possible so if you can help please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know!
Donations are also still being accepted and encouraged!
If you can send it via mail you can to: OBHR, PO BOX 413, Brookville, OH 45309. If you have larger items and are near Dayton, Columbus, Cincy or Cleveland please let us know as we have volunteers who can help get them to us! Or you can send pics and bring them to Bassetfest if you can come!
Thank you all for your help and generosity keeping us up and running during 2020! It is through the generosity of all of our donors that we are able to do what we do for the hounds! Please explore our website and see how you can help!
You can be a monthly donor and spread out donations through the year! It's tax deductible!
You can help us by fostering or transporting our hounds! We are always looking for new volunteers!
You can help us by shopping at Kroger or Amazon Smile and designating us as your charity! You shop and Kroger and Amazon donates!
Check out our Basset Store to see what we have available!
Want to help more? Want to help us with fundraising, processing applications, or have any other ideas? Shoot us an email at email@example.com!
We look forward to seeing you all again at Bassetfest LIVE in 2021! Stay safe and healthy!
Warmest regards from OBHR!
Sally - OBHR director
Valerie - Fundraising
Kristy - Transports
Barb, Janice and Lindsay - Applications
Nicole - available dogs
And all of our wonderful fosters and transporters!
Please enjoy some of the pictures below from previous Bassetfest 2018
taken by photographers Jennifer and Rick Lothes.
Pet friendly hotels in the Columbus area are listed at the bottom of the page for next year's planning.