We are very excited to have All Venues within 1 Hour of each other!!! We would love to have everyone showcase their MULTITALENTED Golden Retrievers. There is something for everyone!!! We understand nothing is perfect however….. We have tried our best to keep overlapping events close to one another, so if you would like to try for the TRIATHALON we will help!!!
If you are unfamiliar with Maryland's Eastern Shore, be sure to review the Travel Recommendations below the map.
The Hunt Test will Kick-Off the National in the area of Greenwood, DE.
Moving about 30 miles south, the Field Trial will be held in the area of Easton, MD, and the WC/WCX will be in the Vienna, MD area. (All Field locations will be finalized closer to the event.) We will also hold a CCA in Vienna, MD for the field dogs.
The Hunt Test Dinner will be in Denton, MD. The Field Trial Banquet will be in Easton, MD.
Travelling south for about 17 mins from the WC/WCX to Salisbury, MD will bring you to the two main locations for all other events. The Wicomico Youth and Civic Center will be the site for Breed and Parades. Directions to the Civic Center are here. Agility, Obedience, CCA, Rally, the Welcome Dinner and Parade of Titleholders, and the Gala will be held at the Crown Sports Center in Fruitland, MD (just outside Salisbury, MD). Directions to the Crown Center are here. Tracking will be held at Pemberton Park in Salisbury.
Many other activities will be happening during the week in the Salisbury, MD area.
Venues and airports are shown on the map below. You can zoom in on any area of the map to see more detail.
Air: There are multiple airports serving the National. The Baltimore and Washington area is served by three major airports: BWI Thurgood Marshall International Airport (BWI) outside Baltimore, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) in Alexandria, VA, and Dulles International Airport (IAD) west of Washington. Air travelers may also want to consider the Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), convenient to I-95 just south of Philadelphia. Salisbury also has a small airport (Salisbury-Ocean City-Wicomico Regional Airport - SBY) that is served by American Airlines (American Eagle) with connections to PHL and Charlotte (CLT). For travel from the Washington, Baltimore, and Philadelphia airports, see the travel information below. Rental cars are available at all major airports.
Auto: Directions below are to the Wicomico Civic Center. You will need to adjust if going to a different venue.
- From the North: Travelers coming from Philadelphia, New Jersey and points north will want to take I-95 from Philadelphia or I-295 from the Delaware Memorial Bridge, then merge onto I-95 in Delaware. Take I-95 exit 4A toward Christiana Mall, Dover and the Beaches, and merge onto DE-1S. After Leaving I-95, travel on DE-1S through Delaware toward Dover/Beaches. After about 50 miles, near Dover, exit DE-1S at exit 97 onto US-13S toward Salisbury/Norfolk. Remain on US-13S all the way to Salisbury. After entering Salisbury, follow US-13S Business through Salisbury. (Do NOT take the US-13 Bypass.) Turn left onto E. Main S. Turn right onto Civic Ave and follow to the stop sign. Venue is directly across the street.
Travel time: approximately 2 1/2 hours from Philadelphia, PA.
- From the West (Washington, Baltimore, Annapolis):From the Baltimore/Washington D.C. areas, take U.S. Route 50 East from the Chesapeake Bay Bridge in Annapolis, MD. Continue east on U.S. Route 50; stay to the right at the Route 301/50 split. When entering Salisbury, continue on Rt. 50 east (business route) and proceed through the downtown area. Turn right at stop light onto Civic Avenue (Burger King on your right) and follow to the end of the street at a stop sign. Venue is directly across the street. Approximate travel time 1 ½ hours from the Bay Bridge, 2 1/4 hours from BWI Airport. PLEASE NOTE: This route crosses the Cheaspeake Bay over the Chesa[eake Bay Bridge. The bridge and areas within 15 miles either side of the bridge are subject to severe traffic delays on or approaching weekends. In addition, in the event of high wind conditions, the bridge may impose rerstrictions on high-profile vehicles (such as RVs). Please consult the Bay Bridge website for more information: http://www.baybridge.maryland.gov/.
- From the South: Travelers coming from the south via I-95 may either travel to the Washington area and follow the directions above, or travel to the Norfolk area and follow the following route. From the Norfolk/Virginia Beach area, take U.S. Route 13 North from Virginia Beach via the Chesapeake Bay Bridge/Tunnel (http://www.cbbt.com/). Note that this is a different bridge than the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. When entering Salisbury, take the Rt. 13 By-pass. Next take U.S. Route 50 Business west exit towards Salisbury. Continue west on Rt. 50 to the stop light at Civic Avenue. (Burger King on left.) Turn left onto Civic Avenue and follow to the end of the street at a stop sign. Venue is directly across the street. Travel time: approximately 2 hours from the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel.
- From the East (Ocean City, MD) Traveling west on U.S. Route 50 from the Ocean City, Maryland area, turn left at stop light onto Civic Avenue (Burger King on the left) and follow to the end of the street at a stop sign. Venue is directly across the street. Travel time: Approximately 30 minutes from Ocean City, MD.