Kegs and Canines


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The Olympics may be happening a continent away, but for Sandpoint locals there’s a race closer to home marking the February calendar. For years now, one event of Sandpoint’s annual Winter Carnival has been a highlight for people and furry friends alike.

The K9 Keg Pull garners a delighted crowd every year to laugh and cheer on all sizes of dogs as they make the annual race down a snow-filled Cedar Street pulling empty kegs (or beer cans for the smaller contestants). Amid cheers, laughter and shouted directions, locals and visitors alike gather to watch the spectacle, as some participants charge to the finish line, others delicately taking their time. Besides being a roaring good time, it’s a chance to support the Panhandle Animal Shelter, where proceeds are donated.

This year, the beloved event returns to Sandpoint on Sunday, February 27. So, grab your pooch, get race-day ready, and join the crowd to cheer on your favorite keg-pulling canine.


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