TOPEKA TO HOST ANNUAL CAPITAL CITY CLASSIC DOG SHOW
Topeka Kennel Club’s Capital City Classic dog shows are expected to draw 1,200-plus dogs to the area over the course of the 11 days. All-breed and specialty, or breed-specific, shows are included in the series, as are shows with professional handlers and owner-handlers.
No admission is charged to watch any of the events and Stormont Vail Events Center parking is free, making this a great experience for dog lovers and families.
Visit Topeka is pleased support the Capital City Classic, which is anticipated to bring nearly 500 hotel room-nights to the area over the 11 days and more than $3,000 in direct spending to the area. The American Kennel Club is offering several opportunities for training because of the number of people on hand for this series of shows.
“Topeka is the perfect location to host dog shows. We are centrally located with easy access to major routes heading both east-west and north-south,” said Mike Bell, vice president of Visit Topeka. “And we have an active local base in the area who love to bring these shows to our city.”
“It also doesn’t hurt that Topeka was one of 25 cities in the country to receive the official BETTER CITY FOR PETS™ certification this year from Mars Petcare US BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ program,” continues Bell.
The Topeka Kennel Club began hosting shows in 1950 and has over decades created the Capital City Classic with support from kennel clubs in the Kansas communities of Emporia and Manhattan and the Jesse James Kennel Club, which represents parts of Kansas and Missouri.
As Topeka's official destination marketing organization, Visit Topeka is dedicated to marketing the region as an exceptional destination for meetings, events, sports and leisure tourism, thereby enhancing the local economy. Visit Topeka is a 501(c)6 not-for-profit organization. Learn more at VisitTopeka.com.