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Sat, Sep 23



Fromm Fest

Want to try dock diving?

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Fromm Fest
Fromm Fest

Time & Location

Sep 23, 2023, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Milwaukee, 200 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202, USA

About The Event

People often ask us how to start learning the sport of Dock Diving.  Well, here is a little something that can help everyone and it happens all day at Fromm Petfest...personal assisted training sessions with a dock diving instructor.  

Each training session will be 3 minutes long and you will be assisted by one of our instructors. The sessions are scheduled each hour on the hour starting at 10:00 AM with the last session beginning at 4:00 PM.  Pre-registration is strongly recommended.  Day-of registration is available as space permits. 

There are two ways to participate in Dock Diving at Petfest. “Let’s Try Dock Dogs” will be available all day long and offers the opportunity to get your dog on the dock and test their abilities in a non-competition format. If you think you are ready to compete, or if your dog does well during the day, you may sign up for the amateur-only Petfest Dock Diving Finals”. Prizes will include Fromm Family Pet Foods for the top winners of the “Petfest Dock Diving Finals.”

This is a ticketed event. Cost: $20 per dog.

Save time and download your registration form today. Please bring this with you when you arrive at Petfest.Petfest offers free admission and free parking in any festival grounds parking locations. Tickets will be sold for some pet attractions with all proceeds donated directly to a variety of pet-related non-profit organizations that are a part of the Petfest Pals program. All four-legged attendees will be required to have a waiver signed for them. Waivers are available at each festival gate or online

For more information about Fromm Petfest and all of the activities offered, please visit

Dogs must know how to swim and it is helpful if they have a high toy drive.

COST:  $20.00 per 3 min assisted session

WHEN:  Saturday, September 23rd 


  • Your dog's favorite floating toy, such as a bumper or tennis ball.  
  • Collar and leash.  Flat buckle collars only, no prong or choke collars.  NO retractable leashes.  It is recommended that any harnesses be removed on the dock.
  • Towels for drying off.
  • Shoes and clothing that can get wet.  Preferably no flip flops.


  • Pre-pregister for one of the Try Pier Pups dock diving sessions on our website.  
  • Arrive anytime during the time slot you have selected.  When you arrive, we will get you checked in, issue a wristband and put your name on the board.To minimize your waiting time in line, listen for your name, when you hear it, come to the dock. 
  • 5 Golden Tickets per session to come back to finals given at instructors discretion. promising dog diving prospects/athletes.  compete for prizes. Novice jumpers only.

Other Information:  A current copy of the Official Rules can be found on the Games and Official Rules page.  If you are new to dock diving with Pier Pups, you can find tips and advice on our Getting Started page.

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