You got up early, finished the final touches of grooming on your dog(s), did a few last minute practice down-stays before your time in the ring.
You make your way around the ring, the judge goes over your dog, you hear the last “exercise finish” command.
Well, first you can make the rounds of the various vendors available in the Pavilion, watch other breeds in the ring or check out what’s happening in the Presidents’ Hall with Rally and Obedience.
But what if you want to venture beyond the Fairgrounds… you’re just not sure where to go?
If you’re hungry, I’d highly recommend the local-favorite Silver City Brewery. They have great food, award-winning micro brews and they are less than 10 minutes away from the Fairgrounds. Other favorite chains are close by, including Olive Garden, Reb Robin, and Applebees. If you want something quick and filling, try Chung’s Teriyaki on Bucklin Hill Road (my favorite is the chicken combo and they also have yummy pho). There are also lots of great local restaurants just 20 minutes to the North in Poulsbo, a great little town with a Norwegian flair.
Need to stretch your legs? The Clear Creek Trail is a great walking trail that runs from the Silverdale Waterfront Park nearly to the Trigger Avenue Exit off of Highway 3. There is an access point near the Silverdale Dog Park on Silverdale Way.
How about some shopping? The Kitsap Mall is just minutes away from the showgrounds. If you need something for your dog that isn’t available from our vendors, check out the Naturally 4 Paws storefront on Silverdale Way or PetSmart off of Ridgetop.
If you’re looking for something not mentioned in this brief list, stop by the Club Table and ask our members! They would love to help you!