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Pet Rock Fest 2017 in North Grafton MA

The 19th Pet Rock Fest is  will be held on Sunday, September  10, 2017, from noon to 5 p.m. on the grounds of the Wyman-Gordon plant, 244 Worcester St., North Grafton. With a move to this centrally-located and expansive venue, the event is sure to expand in numerous ways, drawing more attendees and participants. petrockfest

Tickets (at the gate) are $12 for adults and $5 for kids 12 and under. There will be $2 off coupons located in various locations before the event.

The event features all of the popular attractions, but will include additions to our offerings: from food to vendors to events to nonprofit participation. And, of course, Pet Rock Fest continues to put the spotlight on the animal welfare organizations of New England that work hard to promote kindness to animals.

Wyman-Gordon is eager to host the fest, and is welcoming Pet Rock Fest enthusiastically, as is the town of Grafton. Located conveniently to the Mass. Pike, Route 30, Route 146 and Route 122, the venue is super accessible from points east, west, north and south. Also, the venue offers a large, grassy, fenced-in event area, and thousands of parking spaces right on the premises. It is ideal for both people and animals.

There is plenty of space, and beyond, to bring back all of our attractions, including K9 demos, an agility course, the Frisbee dog team, live music, the Adoptable Pet Parade, Amateur Dog Contest, vegetarian vendors and our wonderful sponsors and animal welfare organizations.

Pet Rock Fest features live music, performances and games for kids, author signings, Pups in the Air Frisbee Dog Team, doggie massages, photos of your pets, animal mascots, vegetarian food court, games for kids, contests for dogs, a cat photo contest, 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 refo
Wyman Gordon
244 Worcester St, North Grafton, Massachusetts 01536

New England Basset House Rescue Woofstock 2015 in Lancaster MA

Woofstock Event to Raise Awareness and Funds for the New England Basset Hound Rescue (NEBHR) on Saturday  September 26, 2015  11-3pm at the Bolton Fairgrounds in Lancaster,


The New England Basset Hound Rescue proudly announces its 14th annual fundraiser, Woofstock, a fun-filled day for Basset hounds, their owners and other Basset Hound supporters at a new location, the Bolton Fairgrounds in Lancaster, Massachusetts from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM on September 26, 2015

The day will be filled with activities including the Basset Hound waddle, silent auction and raffle, contests for dogs to compete in (including best costume, longest ears, cookie catching contest, and much more)!

NEBHR’s very own adoption coordinator who owns Happy Hounds Mobile Grooming will be providing nail trims, pretty all natural nail polish for girl dogs, and ear cleaning for a donation of $5 for one service or all 3 for $10.  100% of donations go directly to NEBHR.

The Our Yellow Submarine food truck will be on site to provide food (including vegetarian options).  This year will have the addition of on-site caricature artist, Gerald Shippee of Shippeetoons, to draw pictures of participant’s lovable hounds.

NEBHR was founded by lovers of the breed who wanted to try to help the homeless, abandoned, and unwanted Basset Hounds of New England founded New England Basset Hound Rescue (NEBHR) in 2001.  NEBHR, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Everyone involved with NEBHR is on a volunteer basis only and members reside throughout New England.