Elections for Dog Mayor of Tryon

It is your civic duty to join in on the fun in Downtown Tryon ‪on September 27 for the next edition of 4th Friday as we elect the DOG MAYOR OF TRYON! Tryon Downtown Development Association is teaming up with the Foothills Humane Society to elect the next canine mayor of Tryon. Dogs may file to run online at this link or on the form below. The filing fee is a $5 donation to the Foothills Humane Society. Prepare your dog’s stump speech and platform in the campaign entry, and submit a photo of the dog as a part of the election process. Campaigning is encouraged throughout the month of September!

On September 27 in Downtown Tryon, the voting will take place… with your dollars! One dollar = one vote, and all funds raised will go to the Foothills Humane Society. Dogs do not have to be present to win, but are encouraged to attend, as dowtown Tryon is fido-friendly community. The Dog Mayor will serve for one year, until the next year’s election!

EARLY VOTING: To vote early, please make a check out to Foothills Humane Society with the candidate of your choosing. Remember, $1 = 1 vote, $100 = 100 votes! Cash in an envelope with the dog’s name may also be dropped off. Votes should be dropped off with TDDA at 26 Maple Street or at A Taste of Olives & Grapes (10 N Trade Street) before September 26.


EARLY VOTING – Ends Thursday, Sept. 26

4th Fridays take place in Downtown Tryon monthly, on the 4th Friday of each month with a different theme. Shops stay open late, and entertainment takes place throughout the downtown. Support our local businesses by shopping small year round! The events are hosted and produced by the Tryon Downtown Development Association, and made possible by the financial support of the Polk County Community Foundation.