ON THE MUSIC STAGE
(LOCATED NEAR THE ENTRANCE) Emcee: Peter “Zip” Zipfel
- Noon to 12:30 p.m. Welcoming information
- 12:30-1 p.m. Heather Maloney
- 1 p.m. Hero Awards
- 1:30 p.m. Raffle announcements – round one
- 2:30-3:15 p.m. Headliner Jon Pousette-Dart Band
- 3:15 p.m. Raffle announcements – round two
- 3:30 p.m. Carrie Rowan & Adrienne Fawkes as Stefilia’s Stone
- 4 p.m. Raffle winners announced
- 4:15 p.m. PopAlert
THE ACTIVITIES STAGE (LOCATED AT THE OTHER END OF THE TRACK)
- 12:15 p.m.
- 1 p.m.The Adoptable Pet Parade. $500 prize awarded to the winner, courtesy of the Pet Rock Fest.
- 1:30-2 p.m. The New England Disc Dog Group Performs
- 2 p.m. The Dog Contest- Judged by PetCo, winners receive trophies, leashes from Mountain Dogs and personalized dog collars from Diamond Dogs
- 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 demonstrations in the ring
3:15-3:45 p.m. The New England Disc Dog Group performs in the ring
4 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. Please leave your cat photos up for all to see through the end of the event. If you cannot wait until the end, we will mail the photo back to you. Winners receive gifts from the Pet Barn, as well as photos posted on the Web site and Pet Barn locations! Enter the contest by printing out a form here, or visiting The Pet Barn. First place winners receive $25 gift card, second place winners receive a $20 gift card, and third place receives a $15 gift card. Pick up forms at the Pet Barn on on THIS SITE.
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 One World Cuisine, Loving Hut, Cafe of India and Kettle Korn. 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.
This year, for the first time, Mass Vest-a-Dog, along with help from you Pet Rock Festival goers, are shooting for a record in the Guinness Book. Mass Vest-a-Dog and Pet Rock team up to establish a world record for the “most dogs vested in a single day.” Visit the Mass Vest-a-Dog booth and have your pooch taken with a vest on. Snap a pic if you’d like! All dogs names will be recorded as part of this effort to establish this record.
Caricaturist Mark Venta draws all day – visit him
Blues Clues visits with the kids, as does Clifford the Big Red Dog, and Finz from the Worcester Sharks!
Renowned animal behaviorist Dr. Nicholas Dodman signs copies of his new book, and answers questions from fans. Susan LaDue signs copies of her book, “Four Seasons Dog Care: Tips for Enjoying Your Dog as the Seasons Change (Volume 1). You can pre-order your book right here.
Live music and announcements take place throughout the day on the “Music Stage.
CMDART provides an agility course. Run your dog around the cones and through the hoops!
“The Doggie Water Park – Cool your pooch in our pools and sprinklers, as well as let them have a drink.
The Kind Kids tent features various children’s activities led by Donna Vayo, including face painting and crafts – located near the Doggie Water Park.
Doggie massages by Here’s the Rub Pet Massage with a portion of proceeds donated to Pet Rock Fest
Ask-the-vet table, free rabies clinic and low-cost microchipping ($20) sponsored by VCA. This rabies clinic is limited to two pets per family, and donations go to the Worcester Animal Rescue League. Also, cats must be in carriers and all must pay admission to the event to take part in the clinic.
RAFFLE PRIZES (UPDATED OFTEN):
Wegmans – $100 gift card
Davis Farmland – passes
Scrub a Dub – 5 washes
Jillians – pool party
Southwicks Zoo – passes
TO DONATE A RAFFLE PRIZE (which helps Pet Rock, and is tax deductible), email Karen DeMoura at email@example.com.