Visitors can watch as energetic Siberian huskies dash past evergreen trees and into the wide expanse of The Morton Arboretum lawn, maneuvering an exciting outdoor course, then visit with the dogs, learn about the equipment and take pictures with the rigs during Husky Heroes, January 27-28.
From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, the event will include husky sled-pulling and skijoring, a winter sport where dogs pull a person on skis. Additionally, husky adoption information from Adopt-a-Husky will be available during the event, which is free with admission.
Demonstrations at the dogsled course will take place at 11:30 a.m., 12:45 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3:15 p.m. and will take place whether or not there is snow on the ground.
“Watching these animals race through the Arboretum’s beautiful winter landscape is a great experience for all ages, and something our visitors enjoy year after year,” said Jenelle Hardtke, special events manager at The Morton Arboretum.
Husky Heroes also will feature food trucks and guest restaurants. Visitors are asked to leave their own pets at home. Dogs are admitted during Dog Admission Days on Saturday, February 3 and Saturday, March 3.