Dog lovers and music lovers can unite to raise pet population awareness and adopt rescues to fur-ever homes during the fourth annual Woofstock Music Fair. The animal-friendly event is set for Saturday, March 16, at Islamorada's Founders Park, mile marker 87.
Agility competitions are planned including the MaddMac Lure course race. Spectators also can enjoy a demonstration by Ultimate Air Dogs, one of the premier dock jumping organizations in the country, whose canines compete to make the farthest jump into a swimming pool. Sponsored by Keys Kritters, the dock diving demos also feature an amateur division with prizes for the winning pooch.
Other highlights of the free-admission festival include an hourly blessing of the pets for those who bring their favorite four-legged friends, an animal adoption village featuring local rescue groups and a Rescue Me Mutt Strut where dogs available for adoption put their best paw forward to land a home.
Festival-goers can paws for the cause and browse and buy products for pets and people at vendor booths. Other attractions at the far-out, fur-friendly festival include a full slate of live performances by local bands as well as food and beverages, goodie bag giveaways, Woofstock merchandise, contests and more.
Gates are open from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Leashed, friendly and well-behaved dogs are welcome. Event proceeds benefit MarrVelous Pet Rescues & Adoptions.
Event information: www.keyswoofstock.com
Islamorada visitor information: www.fla-keys.com/islamorada or 1-800-FAB-KEYS
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