I'm still confused… These don't cost anything (but maybe to park)? We bring our dogs? What about chairs? Poopie bags? Is this indoors or outdoors? Is there anywhere to socialize off leash? How long is the event? We'd be there more to socialize...will there be vendors? If we go Sunday- what are the times?
It will only cost you to park.
Shows are different than "fun Matches", k-9 experiences and similar Kennel club events. This is an AKC conformation show (I think outdoors) and entered dogs are the only one's that are supposed to be there. I know people bring they're dogs to these shows and as long as they are under control, everything should be alright. Technically though, they could ask any unentered dog to leave….I would just keep them back away from the ring area and you should be ok. They take Jasper along, and he won't be entered.
You can bring chairs, the show doesn't last that long, but the gals will be there Fri, Sat and Sun camping out in the parking area, so please stop by and visit with them. Yes poop bags are the order of the day.:) I doubt there would be much off leash play time.
The (MABC) Mid Atlantic Basenji Club will be on clean up duty for the show on Sunday, so they'll be doing plenty of scooping.:D
Plenty of vendors, lot's of shopping and some good deals.
If you go Sunday and want to see the Basenji's show, you'd want to be there by 8am. If you just want to go to walk around, talk to some folk and shop, you could go later. Normally after they show on the last day, it's pack up the wagons and head for home. They have clean up, so they will be there a little longer on Sunday than normal.