16th Annual Pet Rock Fest

Event Details

16th Annual Pet Rock Fest

Time: September 7, 2014 from 12pm to 5pm
Location: Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center
Street: 366 Main Street
City/Town: Sturbridge
Website or Map: http://www.petrockfest.org
Phone: 508-832-8918
Event Type: pet, festival, sturbridge
Organized By: Pet Rock
Latest Activity: Aug 6, 2014

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Event Description

Pet Rock Fest, the largest animal benefit of its kind in New England, is celebrating more than 15 years of helping animals. And also a big move.

The festival, happening on Sunday, Sept. 7, from noon to 5 p.m., moves to the Sturbridge Host Hotel, 366 Main Street, Sturbridge.

Pet Rock Fest features live music (bands to be announced later this summer), a vegetarian food court, games for kids, contests for dogs, a cat photo contest, photos with your pets, doggie massages, a doggie water park, demonstrations, exhibits, vendors and, most importantly, hundreds of nonprofit groups devoted to animal welfare causes. All animals.

Pet Rock Fest gives its proceeds to worthy animal related charities that support a variety of causes, from shelters to law reform to farm animal sanctuaries. It is important to remember that Pet Rock Fest benefits all animals – not just pets.

Not only will Pet Rock Fest still offer the same favorites, such as the vegetarian food court, Frisbee dogs, agility course, adoptable pet parade, dog contest and cat contest, but the new venue offers some new options, including Pet Rock Beach, where your dog can take a dip in the lake. Yes, you heard it right. Your dog can go swimming!

The Sturbridge Host Hotel is conveniently located right off of the Massachusetts Turnpike, and offers plenty of parking. It is also a dog friendly hotel, and attendees will be offered special rates to stay at the hotel.

Much more information is coming. Pass along the word and plan to attend Pet Rock Fest.

For updates on the plans for the day, groups signed up to attend, and other official or not so official news, visit petrockfest.org or check us out on Facebook at  https://www.facebook.com/petrockfest and on Twitter @Petrockfestival.

Celebrating more than 15 years, Pet Rock Fest is the largest event of its kind in the Northeast, an annual festival that promotes kindness to animals and responsible pet ownership. Pet Rock Fest, held in September each year, is a family festival that features guest speakers, vegetarian food, live music, games, events, a raffle, vendors, and hundreds of area animal welfare organizations. Pet Rock is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. Donations are tax deductible.


Charlene Arsenault

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