Greyhounds Reach the Beach
Greyhounds Reach the Beach® [a virtual event for 2020; see Updates page] is an event for greyhound and sighthound owners. It is held every Columbus Day weekend n October in the oceanside communities of Dewey Beach and Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.
The event celebrates our greyhounds, creates awareness of the need for foster and adoptive homes, and raises some funds to support greyhound adoption. 2021 is the twenty-seventh year of this very special event. The event this year will be held for the second time in the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center (RBCC), as the 2020 event had to be cancelled due to the Covid-19 virus.
Started in 1995 by several friends meeting in Dewey Beach for the weekend, Greyhounds Reach the Beach® has contibued for going on three decades. Since 2015, the event is has been managed by The Grapehound Wine Tour, Inc. It features speakers, numerous national vendors, a Blessing of the Hounds, bus tours for you with your greyhound (when available), walking tours of rehoboth Beach, a Thursday evening Beer and Biscuit Mixer, hound walks on the beach, special deals at area businesses and lots of activities throughout the week. Vending this year will start in the RBCC on Wednesday evening and continue through 5PM Saturday. We have over thirty vendors signed up to be with us this fall.
This event brings greyhound owners and their hounds together from all over the world to celebrate their lives with greyhounds. The event features top speakers from the greyhound and sighthound world, including behaviorists, adoption coordinators, greyhound trainers, adoption professionals, and international breed experts.
We suggest that those who plan to attend the event pre-register so that you will receive an E-booklet a couple weeks before the event. The E-booklet has detailed information that will help you schedule your weekend (or week) for speakers, vendors and activities. The E-booklet lists planned activities, speakers, seminars, vendors who will be at the event, event schedules, and more.
News and Changes before the Event We suggest that those interested in Greyhounds Reach the Beach® sign up for our email updates using the link in the right column below. You may unsubscribe from our newsletter at any time. We also suggest that you follow this website, particularly the Updates page, which lists news and information about the upcoming event this October, or that you connect with our Greyhounds Reach the Beach® page on facebook.