Dog competition

Community Briefings: Golden Retriever Gathering; chilli contest

Gathering of Golden Retrievers Saturday

The third annual Goldenstock golden retriever event and fundraiser takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday September 17 at the Haymoon Resort, 1845 Hodgson Road, Whitefish.

The event features educational demonstrations, vendors, dog play and activities, all centered around golden retrievers.

Dogs must be vaccinated and kept on a leash. Bring lawn chairs.

A free shuttle will be available from the Midway Tavern on US 93 North.

Proceeds benefit the Golden Retriever Rescue of Montana.

For more details visit or email Mark at [email protected]

Chili Contest and Sausage Dog Races Saturday

Lakeside’s Spinnaker Bar and Casino hosts its annual Beerfest, Chili Competition and Wiener Dog Races on Saturday September 17th.

Enjoy a beer and chili tasting and the Fastest Wiener (Dachshund) dog contest, which benefits the Flathead Shrine Club Transportation Fund.

Chili contestants must bring a $25 entrance fee, two gallons of chili, serving utensils, a table, and any accompaniments or table decorations they wish.

Beer tasting and chili competitor setup will begin at 3:00 p.m.

Dog owners must register their dachshunds for a $5 fee by 5 p.m.

Admission is $20 to the beer and chili tasting; and $8 for a chili-only tasting.

All proceeds support Flathead Shrine Club’s abilities to bring patients to the Shriners Hospital in Spokane for treatment where all children under 18 are treated free of charge, but pay for their own transportation to and from treatment.