Greyhound Pets of America Minnesota


28th Annual Greyfest

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11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Snail Lake Regional Park Pavilion
4191 Snail Lake Blvd
Shoreview, MN 55126

Greyfest is a wonderful event dedicated to celebrating, remembering and partying with the best hounds out there! We will be in the location we've used for several years in the past, Snail Lake Pavilion in Shoreview, which features large covered areas with picnic tables, and plenty of outside space to bring your own blanket.

From 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. we will have food, beer, and will host a bevy of activities all dedicated to making this a greyt greyhound get-together.

Greyfest also helps GPA MN raise the funds necessary to continue our important work of finding forever homes for retired racers. So, grab your kids, both two-legged and four-legged, call your friends, bring a camera, and join us for a greyt summer day. Admission is free!

Greyfest goes on, rain or shine, 90 degrees or 40 degrees, so please remember umbrellas, sunscreen, jackets, sweatshirts,  lawn chairs, or whatever you need for whatever our lovely Minnesota weather brings!

This is an event at which there will be 75-100 greyhounds. Large and medium breed dogs other than greyhounds are welcome, but please use caution if you plan to bring a small dog. Remember, not all greyhounds are small-dog friendly.
All dogs must be leashed.

Greyfest Apparel

Order your Greyfest T-shirt and/or Hoode in advance to pick up at the picnic! 

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To add additional items of a different type:
* you will be prompted to "continue shopping" (aka - go back to website and chose another type) or you can modify the quantity using the "+" sign

Greyfest 2024 t-shirts (Gildan SoftStyle)
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Greyfest 2024 t-shirts women's cut (Gildan SoftStyle)
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Greyfest 2024 Hoodie (Gildan SoftStyle Midweight)
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Speed Alley (11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.) *weather permitting*Speed Alley 2012 - Pearl 3.jpg

Speed Alley is a fully-fenced, straight-line run for your hound. It is a safe place where your hound can go and show everyone how they earned the nickname of "45 mile per hour Couch Potatoes." Of course, the radar gun will be there to give you the exact MPH of your hound!

Cost for Speed Alley:
$10 per hound, per run (includes high-quality digital photo. Digital link availalbe 1-2 weeks after event)
Fastest 3 hounds down Speed Alley will receive a trophy!

Games: We're upping the number of games and activities for your four-legged family members this year. We will, have the ever-popular Bobbing for Hot Dogs 2.jpgbobbing for hot dogs for the hounds, plus more human and hound fun!

Other activities

Pup cup station: $1 or $2
Nail trimming: $10 nail trim onlu or $15 nail trim with dremmel OR dremmel only

The Full Schedule of Activities - TBD - prepare for fun!

Payment options

We will be forgoing the ticket system this year! Plan to bring cash or a credit card and have tap to pay available too.

ALL funds raised from this event go directly to the greyhounds. Food, beverage, merch table, nail trims, pup cup station, speed alley.
Vendor tables are the exception to this. 


If you've been to greyfest before, you know that this event cannot run itself. We need a number of volunteers to help us by taking shifts to help with various activities throughout the day. If you would like to help, please contact our volunteer coordinator Staci at Any help you can provide to make this a greyt day is appreciated!

Shifts will be in 2 hour blocks. Please arrive 15 minutes early to your shift

Food Options 

Thanks to our generous donors Shawarma Cart and Curt Carter, GPA-MN will once again be serving something delicious. 

Shwarma Cart Appetizer $6
Hummus & Pita chips

Shwarma Cart Meal $15:
Rice bowls & pita, with a choice of 1 protein: Gyro meat, Chicken Shawarma, or Falafel (Vegetarian)
Toppings options will include: cucumbers, onion, tomato, Egyptian pickles and white sauce
Drink - choice of water or pop

Kids meal $10:
Drink - choice of water or pop

BlackStack Beer $5. 
MUST BE 21 years of age or older to purchase. Wristband required

Cash, credit card, and/or tap to pay will be accepted at the ordering window.