Dog Days Ale 2018

July 6 - 8

The Bassett Street Hounds are in the early stages of planning our Dog Days Ale. It will be held from July 6 - 8 in the heart of New York State’s Finger Lakes Wine Trail district.

We will be camping once again on team member Peter Hoover’s property in Trumansburg, New York, about 10 miles northwest of Ithaca. This site, a lovely farm and orchard with plenty of room for camping, has been Morris-tested for the past 19 years as the base camp of our Dog Days Ale. It boasts a mind-melting sauna, a guaranteed fine campfire, gorgeous scenery, and plenty of very fresh air.

Although we haven’t worked out touring details, we expect to take advantage of the area’s abundance of wineries, brewpubs and state parks. There is a swimmable pond at the campsite and the lovely beach at Taughannock Falls State Park is only 15 minutes away.

Schedule of Performances

On Saturday and Sunday, we'll be dancing in Watkins Glen, Trumansburg, Ithaca, and wineries and cideries on the east and west sides of Seneca Lake.

Tour details are still being worked out - watch this space!

List of Performers

Registration Data (due June 4)

Like last year, we would like an online form filled out for each person who is registering as a part of your team.

This online form includes:

  • Each person's name.
  • Age category.
  • Any food allergies or other food restrictions. We will do our best to reasonably accommodate these. The menus for this year’s Dog Day’s Ale are available at
  • Any tour restrictions (e.g., do you need to tour with a particular team to accommodate “cross-dressers”?). The tour schedule will be available at in late June.
  • A link to the shirt order form. You can order multiple shirts with each registration.

Past Ales

See the complete list of past Ales to get an idea what this event is about.