The 19th Annual Rat Terrier Jamboree SCHEDULE OF EVENTS*

Friday, April 26, 2024

MEET & GREET, Jamboree Field

A fun day of socializing and off-leash play for both humans and dogs.

• Friday, 10:00 am: Jam Field opens

• Friday All Day: Registration and Set-up—Stake out your spot for the weekend, register for Saturday’s contests and events! Vendors will be set up. Agility course open for practice.

• Jam tickets will go on sale Friday afternoon for the Friday night auction, Saturday’s Ruff-le event, and King and Queen voting.


FRIDAY NIGHT COOKOUT – Friday, 5:00 pm at the KOA Picnic Pavilion

Grilled burgers and hot dogs, chips and drinks are on us! Guests are encouraged to bring a side dish or dessert to share.


MEET THE KING & QUEEN CONTESTANTS – Friday, 6:00 pm KOA Picnic Pavilion


AUCTION! – Friday, 6:30 pm KOA Picnic Pavilion

LIVE AUCTION! Select items will be offered at auction and sold to the highest bidders. Items to be auctioned will be on display at the cookout.


CAMPFIRE! – KOA Campground Picnic Pavilion

To wrap up the evening, bring your camp chairs and join us at the big fire pit next to the picnic pavilion.


Saturday, April 27, 2024

Let The Games Begin!

Saturday competitions include Terrier Racing, Best Trick, Egg & Spoon Race, Kissing Contest, and the Costume Contest. There is no cost to enter. First, second, and third place winners in each event will receive ribbons and prizes. All dogs are welcome to play. Our goal is to provide an enjoyable experience for every dog and handler, regardless of age, skill, or training.



• 8:30 am: Jam Field Opens

• 8:30-10:00 am: Registration/Competition Sign-ups at Registration table.


• 9:30 am: Welcome Message

• 9:45-10:45 am: Tricks Contest, followed by the Kissing Contest

• 10:00 am-12:30 pm: Voting for Jamboree King & Queen

• 11:00 am: Racing!


LUNCH BREAK – Jam Field, Noon to 1:00 pm

Follow your nose to the meal tent at noon for a scrumptious and satisfying lunch plate which includes a BBQ pork or chicken sandwich, baked beans, cole slaw, dessert, and a drink–all for just $10.00! Lunch tickets may be purchased anytime Saturday morning at the NR ReTail Shop.



• 1:00 pm: Group Photo, followed by the Group Howl and the New Rattitude Foster Dog and Alumni Parade

• 2:00 pm: Announcement and Crowning of the 2024 Jamboree King and Queen

• 2:30 pm: Costume Contest

• 3:00 pm: Egg and Spoon Race

• 3:30-4:30 Open Play



• Jam Ticket Sales and Rattie Ruff-le

• New Rattitude ReTail Shop and Vendor Booths


*Events, activities, and scheduled times are subject to change up to and during the day of event.