2017 Events Schedule
Stage One (the Music Stage)
Schedule subject to change
Emcee: Peter “Zip” Zipfel
Noon: opening ceremony
12:15p.m. James Keyes
1:00p.m. The Flock
2 p.m. TBA
3:30 p.m. Hero Awards presented
4 p.m. TBA
Stage Two (The Animal Action Stage)
Schedule subject to change
1 p.m. Adoptable Pet Parade
2:00 p.m. Amateur Dog Show
Prizes include medals, trophies and gifts from Especially for Pets, John Paul Pet and Best Friends Grooming Salon. Judged by TD Bank and other sponsors.
2 p.m. Best Ears
2:15 p.m. Owner-Dog Look Alike
2:30 p.m. Waggiest Tail
2:45 p.m. Best Vocalist
3 p.m. Sweetest Face
1 and 3 p.m. Mass Vest-a-Dog presents K-9 demos
3:45 p.m. Drawing for the two lottery winners (each receiving $500 from Pet Rock)
AT THE INFORMATION/RAFFLE TENT
Cat Photo Contest sponsored by the Pet Barn, ribbons and winners posted at the start of the festival, as this year, the contest is pre-judged by representatives from the Pet Barn. Winners receive gifts from the Pet Barn, and the top 12 will be in our coveted 2018 Pet Rock Fest Calendar! ENTRY PAGE TO BE ADDED
Buy your official Pet Rock T-shirt
Sign up for the Dog Contest
Pick up information and pamphlets distributed by various animal organizations
The display of the Wall of Shame and Wall of Fame – check out the best and worst in animal news this year
Sign up for the Pet Rock email list
Take part in the raffle, which is called in three rounds from the Music Stage (check times for announcements) : see below for updated list of raffle prizes.
MORE ONGOING ACTIVITIES
The Vegetarian Food Court is back, this year hosted by New England VegFest! This food court, which is in addition to our standard vendors that serve fried dough, fries, pizza and wraps, includes vendors such as Loving Hut. This year, as with years past and forever more, don’t look for meat at this festival. Think about it, folks; We’re loving animals today.
Annie’s Book Stop sponsors Pet Rock’s Book Nook.
CMDART teams offer the agility course. Run your pooch through the hoops, up the ramps and around the poles and test his or her agility.
American Red Cross of Central MA gives demonstrations on pet safety and emergency response
Animal mascots roam the grounds
Bobo the Clown makes animal balloons!
Mass Vest-Dog K-9 demos
Face painting and other kids’ activities
My Kyle Cat greets fans and concerned citizens. Kyle is a philanthropic, Reddit-famous, Instagram-loving rescue with 3 teeth, no claws, severe dandruff, hip dysplasia, and a crooked ear. Also, he witnessed a murder… a domestic violence (DV) incident between his former humans that ended fatally. Kyle wants to use his glorious ‘stache and undeniable charm to prevent incidents like the one his former owner experienced and advocate for animal-friendly DV shelters to help victims feel comfortable escaping their dangerous situations.
Animals, Can We Talk? Rachel Selikoff, host of the TV show Animal Communication, hears animals in English-so people who have questions or concerns about their pets can get some answers. If they are adopted, what’s their history? Are they sick? Do they like their brothers and sisters? She answers these questions at the festival at her booth.
RAFFLE PRIZES (UPDATED):
Basket from BarkBox
Gift baskets donated from all participating nonprofits
Want to donate a prize? Email firstname.lastname@example.org