VIDEO: Hot dog! Highlights from the 59th Annual Coon Dog Day Festival

Published 4:25 pm Wednesday, July 13, 2022

On July 9, local residents and visitors alike turned out for the annual Coon Dog Day festivities held in downtown Saluda.

Coon Dog Day started in 1963 as a fundraiser supper for various local clubs. It is now known throughout the area as a “celebration of dogs and their people,” and is an annual celebration that has been proven to be a crowd favorite, year after year.


This year’s festival included the Coon Dog Day 5k, live music, street vendors, a parade, and of course, lots of coon dogs!