Despite rain, tails wagging at CSBarks Dog Festival

Published: Monday, Sept. 23, 2013 6:00 a.m. CDT
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Dachshund Oscar took the top prize in the wiener dog races at the Carol Stream Park District's CSBarks Dog Festival Sept. 15 at Carol Stream Town Center. He is pictured here with owners Nathan and Tyanna Chalus.
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Jeff and Michelle Larsen, owners of Mushyface Cookie Company, pause for a photo while selling handmade dog treats at the CSBarks Dog Festival Sept. 15 at Carol Stream Town Center.
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Carlos Aguirre, of Wolf's Lair K9, conducts a personal protection training demonstration at the CSBarks Dog Festival Sept. 15 at Carol Stream Town Center.

CAROL STREAM – The weather may have been dreary at the Carol Stream Park District’s CSBarks Dog Festival, but the spirits of pet owners and their pups were far from dampened.

More than 1,500 people attended the event, which was held Sunday at Carol Stream Town Center.

The festival included a dog birthday party, a dock diving contest, a canine agility course, demonstrations and an off-leash area.

The event also featured a Fido Mall, complete with more than 70 dog-friendly vendors.

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