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Tahoe’s best friend star of the show at Peaks and Paws Festival

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OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — The Village at Squaw Valley pays tribute to our four-legged friends with the 7th Annual Peaks and Paws Festival, returning Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Peaks and Paws is a special day to celebrate dogs, with pet-friendly guided hikes up the mountain, an array of specialty product pet vendors, live bluegrass music all day, the third annual Fetch Fest at Cushing Pond, an Ultimate Flying Dog Show and demonstrations, and "Yappy Hour" drink specials.

All proceeds from the event benefit the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe, a nonprofit dedicated to saving and improving the lives of animals. Last year's festival raised over $13,000 in proceeds.

"We can't wait for the return of Peaks and Paws in the Village," said Caroline Ross, executive director for the Squaw Village Neighbourhood Company. "This family-friendly and pet-focused festival is the perfect homage to benefit the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe. It's a wonderful gathering for the local community and for furry friends to play with each other in a safe, fun and interactive setting."

Fetch Fest is a timed ball retrieval contest to see which dog can retrieve the most tennis balls from Cushing Pond before time runs out. Fetch Fest will begin at 2 p.m. and has a $5 entry fee.

The Ultimate Flying Dog Show performances and demonstrations from JD Platt's K9 Kings Entertainment will feature daredevil dogs showcasing some of the most incredible dog tricks and high-flying action in the world.

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Guests can engage in one of the world's largest pet meet and greets, and witness a fun mix of live entertainment with music, comedy, and audience participation. Lagunitas Brewing Company will be serving $5 beers, and wine will be available by the glass. "Yappy Hour" will take place from 4-5 p.m. and feature $1 off drinks and complimentary pet treats.

Live bluegrass performances will take place throughout the day, with music from The Cherry Pickers, Dusty Green Bones, Trout Steak Revival and Bison planned.

This article was provided by Squaw Valley. Visit squawalpine.com to learn more.

If you go

What: 7th Annual Peaks and Paws Festival

Where: Village at Squaw Valley

When: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27

More online: squawalpine.com