Woofstock returns to Oneida Veterans Field
ONEIDA — Clear your pup’s calendar for Saturday, Aug. 13, for Woofstock, Wanderers’ Rest Humane Association’s part fundraiser, part community engagement event taking place at Veterans Memorial Field, 360 N. Main St.
Human attendees can enjoy music, food, vendors, kids activities, and more with their canine companions.
All dogs must provide proof of rabies vaccination and must be leashed during their entire stay.
Woofstock begins at 11 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m.
It’s supporting a great cause and having a good time with free admission, said Wanderers’ Rest Executive Shelter Manager Sabrina Wilcox.
“A lot of shelter events are more aimed — especially ones where you have to buy tickets — for just adults. This is great because it’s for the whole family. Things for kids to do, things for adults to do, and a variety of vendors,” said Wilcox.
Products offered include laser engraved wood crafts, pet themed decorations, specialty tumblers, and more.
Organizations participating include the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, the Syracuse Mets, spay and neuter organizations, and other animal shelters.
Adoptable dogs and cats will be onsite to say hello and hopefully, find a new home. A few Wanderers’ Rest alumni have been known to make an appearance, too, Wilcox said.
Activities include a bounce house, kids duck pond to win prizes, a dunk tank, raffles, 50/50, and music performances given by Matt Chase and Thunder Canyon followed by Leslie and Dave from Crushing Midnight.
For the nonprofit that takes in hundreds of animals every year, staying engaged with the community is important. Any funds raised will help offset rising sheltering costs, Wilcox added. “We just like to be able to interact with the public and celebrate Wanderers’ Rest while making sure that our message is still getting out there,” she explained.
For more information, visit Wanderers’ Rest’s Facebook event page or visit their website, wanderersrest.org.
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