Woof Fest at Mountwood

From staff reports

For more than a decade, Mountwood Park has been going to the dogs on a special Sunday each year.

This year, the 11th annual Woof Fest will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, presented by the Friends of Mountwood Park.

Woof Fest features activities, contests, demonstrations, dock dogs, vendors, raffles, giveaways and other activities for dogs and their two-footed friends. There will be a 1.5- mile fun run, a Blessing of the Animals, contests for look-alikes, tail wagging, costumes and pageants for pets and young girls.

There will also be a variety of vendors.

Proceeds benefit Mountwood Park and the dog park located there.

More information is available at friendsofmountwoodpark.com

The Woof Fest schedule includes:

* Noon: Start of Woof Fest and sign-ups

* 12:15 p.m.: Tail Wagging Contest ($2 entry) (Long and Short Tail)

* 12:30 p.m.: Costume Contest ($2 entry) (Scariest and Cutest)

* 1 p.m.: Miss Woof Fest Coronation

* 1:45 p.m.: Blessing of the Animals

* * 2 p.m.: Fun Run 1.5 Mile Race (fill out entry, $10 entry)

* 2:30 p.m.: Dog and Owner Look-Alike ($2 entry)

* 2:45 p.m.: Tennis Ball Hunt ($5 entry); Tailwaggin Contest long and short ($2 entry); Pet Pageant ($10 entry)

* 3 p.m.: Miss and Mr. Woof Fest Dog and Puppy

* 3:30 p.m.: Cutest Trick ($2 entry); Raffle drawing winners drawn


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