Supporting the Purebred Dog Since 1954

Our Shows

Our Shows

DSCF0071The main activity and highlight of the Penn Ridge Kennel Club each year are our All Breed dog shows and obedience and rally trials.

The PRKC is fortunate to have a wonderful venue at the air conditioned Expo Hall of the PA Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg PA, where our shows are held the second weekend in August each year.  In a few short years as part of the Keystone Cluster, the Penn Ridge Kennel Club shows have gained recognition as among the best dog shows in the country and we are proud and humbled to have been recently honored by a nomination for “show of the year” to be awarded in conjunction with Westminster 2016.

DSCF0137Dog shows are a great way to see and learn about the over 150 different breeds of dogs that may be at our shows, to speak with the breeders about the traits and care requirements of the breeds you find attractive to help decide which breed is right for your famly, and at Penn Ridge we have dogs and “dog people” from all over the country who are happy to visit with our visitors.

For information on how to enter the Penn Ridge Kennel Club shows, go to enter our shows.

The Penn Ridge Kennel Club shows are sponsored in part by Purina Pet Foods and we gratefully acknowledge their support which enables us to offer some of the extras that make our shows and the Keystone Cluster so special, like our Pizza Party on Saturday afternoon.

There is plenty for everyone at our shows….dogs, dogs, and dogs….plus fun activities and extras each day to make the experience enjoyable for competitors, vendors, and the visiting public.


Some of our extras are…

  • Chuck a Duck – an extremely popular 50/50 raffle with 100 ducks “sold”,and at group time (mid afternoon), on the count of three, all ducks are “chucked” toward the lily pad on the pond in the center of the ring to determine the winner.
  • Refreshments each day – starting with sweets in the morning, Friday afternoon means ice cream treats for everyone, and Saturday afternoon features our very popular Pizza Party.
  • Wheel of Fortune Each paying spectator at the Penn Ridge shows  receives a ticket for The Wheel of Fortune.   Every spin wins a prize, from candy bars to hats and T-shirts and vendor bucks to a grand prize of $100!
  • Balloon artists to delight the children…and adults… with their creations…anyone who asks gets a free balloon creation
  • Vendors and vendor bucks – each year thousands of dollars are given each day in “vendor bucks” which are certificates to be spent with the vendors who support our shows. Our vendors come from far and wide and offer an array of products for dogs and their people that you can only find at select shows. You will want to shop the vendors aisles at the Penn Ridge Kennel Club shows for some unique items and treats.