The Fredericksburg Dog Mart
Celebrating the 325th Anniversary of the Oldest Dog Event in America!
Sep 30th, 2023
About The Dog Mart
A Historic Dog’s Day Out and
Fun-filled Family Event
The Fredericksburg-Rappahannock Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America
Our Izaak Walton Fredericksburg-Rappahannock chapter was cited recently by the Commonwealth of Virginia General Assembly for its long standing stewardship for the Fredericksburg Dog Mart as the oldest dog event in the United States. We are very proud to continue this tradition at our chapter grounds. Mark Cole, Virginia State Delegate, made the presentation at a chapter membership meeting on the evening of June 3, 2021. The full text of the resolution can be found at HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 667
Come out and see all the amazing dogs!
Fresh cooked burgers, fries and much more!
Archery & More
Archery and BB Gun shooting for the kids!
Latest updates from the blog
The 325th Fredericksburg Dog Mart
We have begun the planning for the next Dog Mart.. Here is the newest poster for the event which will be held on the last Saturday of September this year as it is in every year. This year the event is planned for September 30, 2023.
Unprecedented Aerial View of the Dog Mart
This year we had a drone capture an aerial view of the 324th Dog Mart. This is a quick aerial overflight of the grounds taken from the drone flight path coming in from over the pond. Special thanks to Andrew Tindall for providing the drone views.
Dog Mart is a Day Away
The volunteers at the Fredericksburg-Rappahannock Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America have been working hard to get ready for Dog Mart on Saturday, September 24, We have 22 vendors and exhibitors that are coming. We will have a dog show, dog demonstrations,...
The Oldest Dog Mart in America!
The Fredericksburg DogMart is 325 years old this year.
The Fredericksburg-Rappahannock Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America will once again host The Fredericksburg Dog Mart at their chapter grounds in Spotsylvania, Virginia.
Visit our vendor registration page for more information.
Check out our highlights
Check out some highlights from some previous Fredericksburg Dog Mart events!
Bring a Guest
The Dog Mart is a family-friendly event with plenty of fun events for kids and adults alike. Check our blog for the latest updates.
We are Turning 325 this year!
This is truly a historic event with roots dating all the way back to 1698. Check out our history page to learn more.
Check out some pictures from previous Dog Mart events!
Wondering what to expect at the Dog Mart? Check out the Schedule!
Saturday, September 30th, 2023 at 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Sunday, October 1st; however, rain is not expected and dare not happen!)
Fredericksburg-Rappahannock Chapter Park at 12400 Herndon Road in Spotsylvania, VA.
View the official 2023 325th annual Dog Mart Flyer/Poster and the Final Event Schedule and Event Trifold presumptive Map for 2022. Check back for 2023 event schedule and map information (the schedule and map for our last event is provided for information only).
Parking fee $5.00 per carload to be paid at the gate. Bring the whole family including the dogs!! Cash or credit accepted.
Past Dog Marts
Visit the Gallery
There are tons of fun activities to participate in at the Fredericksburg Dog Mart! Check out our Gallery to see some examples from previous years’ events.
Do you have questions?
For questions concerning the 2021 Dog Mart or if you would like to participate in this years Dog Mart, please contact:
Dog Mart Manager/Event Coordinator: Darrell Schultz at firstname.lastname@example.org