Boykin Spaniel Week
Boykin Spaniel Week
Every Dog Has Its Day in Camden, SC!
Every dog has its day and South Carolina’s State Dog, the Boykin Spaniel, is about to have an entire weekend of fun as Camden celebrates the beloved breed with a fun-filled series of events. Hundreds of Boykin Spaniels and their owners literally invade Camden for the National Field Trial – where Boykin Spaniels test their skills in the field and on the water.
Dog lovers will enjoy a range of other events including dog shows, an oyster roast, food trucks and art exhibits celebrating our beloved state dog. And don’t forget about the Great Boykin Spaniel Puppy Hunt as you follow clues and “hunt” for 10 “Little Brown Puppies” at merchants and restaurants throughout the Downtown District.
Get Your Boykin On in Camden, SC
Hosted By: Boykin Spaniel Society
Must See Events & Experiences
Get your fill of Boykins with some of these not to miss activities happening all week long.
Experience The Trials
The Boykin Spaniel Society returns to Camden and Boykin for their annual National Field Championships. This will be an action packed weekend with something for everyone in your family. Activities include the Duck Dog Shootout, Hot Dog Retrieve, Speed Dog, Children’s Handling Stake and of course the ever popular Natural Ability stake. Join hundreds of dog owners and spectators for the show which is open to the public.
Get Your Fill
A Bushel or a Peck? Why Choose? Boykin Spaniel Week is filled with family friendly activities and incredibly tasty treats. Enjoy your fill of steamy, delicious oysters you can handle at the Boykin Oyster Roast or enjoy one of the many food trucks serving up tasty treats all throughout the week. And if that’s not enough, Camden’s restaurants and bars will be open for business and ready to serve!
Hunt For Boykin Arts, Culture and Stories
Downtown Camden will be alive with art displays, tours and museum exhibits at the Camden Historic Revolutionary War Park, The Boykin Broom Store, Old McCaskill’s Farm, and the Camden Archives and Museum to name just a few. And don’t miss the Little Brown Dogs Scavenger experience as well…fun for the whole family while supporting local shops and merchants.
Little Brown Dog Exhibit at Camden Archives
Don’t miss the special Boykin Spaniel “Little Brown Dog” exhibit at the Camden Archives & Museum which highlights the history of the state’s official breed and one of only a few breeds to originate in the United States. The first of its kind, the exhibit takes visitors back in time to celebrate The Boykin.
Hunt For Puppy Love
The Great Boykin Spaniel Puppy Hunt
A big treat during Boykin Spaniel Week the hunt for Boykin Spaniel Puppies in Downtown Camden. This “Where’s Waldo”-type scavenger hunt allows participants to follow clues and search for 10 “little brown dogs” at merchants and restaurants in the Downtown District. Participants who find eight of 10 puppies on the scavenger hunt can enter to win prizes. Puppy Hunt Headquarters is Books on Broad, 944 Broad Street in Camden where “game cards” with clues to the locations of 10 Boykin Spaniel “puppies” will be available. Hunt participants can pick up the game card, read the clues, find the pups, and get their cards stamped at each location where a puppy is found.
Crawl The Cultural District
Visit downtown Camden and experience arts, culture, antiquing and more.
A trip to Camden is not complete without a deep dive into the public art, museums, galleries and artists studios of the Camden Cultural District. It’s also home to quiet green spaces, bustling markets, and restaurants and eateries to keep any food lover busy! Get your arts and culture fix in Camden’s Cultural District today.
Find Some Fun
Boykin Spaniel scavenger hunt in downtown Camden
Did you know that that Boykin Spaniel is South Carolina’s official state dog? A big treat during Boykin Spaniel Week the hunt for Boykin Spaniel Puppies in Downtown Camden. This “Where’s Waldo”-type scavenger hunt allows participants to follow clues and search for 10 “little brown dogs” at merchants and restaurants in the Downtown District. Participants who find eight of 10 puppies on the scavenger hunt can enter to win prizes.