Woofstock returns Sept. 19
By James Feichtner
Fury friends of Hamilton County unite! Coming Sept. 19 to the Fishers Nickel Plate District Amphitheatre, the Hamilton County Humane Society will be celebrating all things with paws with its Woofstock event, featuring the Parade of Paws.
Returning to Fishers for its second year, the event is a day dedicated to our four-legged friends while offering tons of entertainment for guests with or without pets.
“It’s from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Nickel Plate District Amphitheatre. We have two different bands on the stage all day. We have 100 vendors. Some are dog related; some are not. It really is a great day,” Hamilton County Humane Society Director of Marketing Jennifer Judd said. “We’ll have kids activities, Fishers Police are going to do a K-9 demo, we’ve got food trucks and something new this year that we’re really excited about is we’re going to have a beer garden. So even if you don’t have a dog, come on down.”
The event will kick off with guests participating in the Parade of Paws, where dogs and their owners will walk around the Nickel Plate District. Leading the parade will be the infamous Turbo Roo, the Grand Marshall of the event, and his sister Ruby Roo. Both are wheelchair bound Chihuahuas.
While the event has been held at other locations in Hamilton County, Judd said Fishers seems like permanent place for the event.
“We have had it the last two years at Fishers, and I’ll tell you what, we will not move it again,” she said. “I cannot begin to tell you how awesome everybody has been, from the PR people to the street department to the Nickel Plate people. It is just night and day the things that the City of Fishers does for us.”
The HSHC is aiming to reach its fundraising goal of $60,000. Donations can be made at crowdrise.com/paradeofpaws2015/fundraiser/humanesocietyforhamiltoncounty.
Cost is $5. Dogs and military personnel may enter for free. For more info, visit www.ddawoofstock.com