2016 Events Schedule
Stage One (the Music Stage)
Schedule subject to change
Emcee: Peter “Zip” Zipfel
Noon: opening ceremony
12:15p.m. Stan Matthews
1:00p.m. She’s Busy
2 p.m. The Houston Bernard Band
3:30 p.m. Hero Awards presented
4 p.m. Cara Brindisi
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.
2:15p.m. Owner-Dog Look Alike
2:30p.m. Waggiest Tail
2:45p.m. Best Vocalist
3:00p.m. Sweetest Face
1 and 3 p.m. Mass Vest-a-Dog presents K-9 demos
3:45p.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 2016 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, hosted by the Boston Vegetarian Society. 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.
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
Ann Benard and Heart of Gold Reiki for Animals perform Reiki on participating pets
Becker College, and its students, host pet first aid demonstrations, and hand out literature. Becker also conducts “Pet Myth Busters” (which is similar to “Ask the Vet”).
Rosemary Roman Nolan, LMT, Reiki Master and proprietress of Howe Street Handworks of East Brookfield, offers seated chair massage and table/sports massage for people; RockTape kinesiology taping for human sports or stress-related injuries; pet massage; and Reiki for both people and animals.
RAFFLE PRIZES (UPDATED):
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