Dog Days Ale 2019

July 26 - 28

The Dog Days Ale will be held from July 26 - 28 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 20 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.

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

(Times are approximate)

Saturday, July 27

  • 10:00–11:00 am – LaFayette Park, Watkins Glen, NY 14891
  • 1:00 - ~3:10 – Afternoon Tours, multiple locations:
  • 3:40 - 4:40 – All tours at Watkins Glen State Park, Main Entrance (Franklin St. near 10th St.), Route 14, Watkins Glen, NY 14891

Sunday, July 28

  • 11:00 am–12:30 pm – Ithaca Commons, Ithaca, NY 14850
  • 2:15 pm–4:00-ish – Garrett's Brewing Company, One West Main Street, Trumansburg, NY 14886 (site of the late lamented Rongovian Embassy)

List of Performers

Mass Dances

The Hounds plan to call for 4 dances For All Who Will. Information on these four dances is here: For All Who Will

Registration Data (due June 24)

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 people who dance/play for both teams?). The tour schedule and directions will be available at in early July.
  • A link to the shirt order form. You can order multiple shirts with each registration.

Tee Shirt Orders (due June 24)

This year is the 50th anniversary of Woodstock.

This year’s shirt, expertly designed by Susan Galbraith, is based on our 2019 theme Woofstock. It comes in various sizes and styles. You’ll find pictures of the shirt on the Hounds Ale 2019 Shirt Order Form. However, ORDERS ARE CLOSED. The shirts have been printed. There will be a small number of L and XL shirts available at the Ale on a first come, first served basis.

Past Ales

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