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Natural Awakenings Fairfield Cty/Housatonic Valley, CT

​Fall Festival to Benefit Animals

Oct 01, 2016 11:44PM

Stratford Animal Rescue Society’s 11th Annual Fall Festival will take place on October 9 from 11am to 5pm (October 16 raindate). The festival, held at Paradise Green Park in Stratford, has grown from a small dog walk with a few booths to a day-long event featuring educational speakers, music, entertainment, over 90 people/pet vendors, food, a microchip clinic, a large silent auction, contests, pet adoptions and more. The event is the organization’s largest fundraiser with all proceeds helping to sustain its mission of helping animals throughout most of the year.

The schedule includes a free contests from 2-3:30pm, with prizes for best costume, trick, dog/owner look-a-like, kisser, bark/howl and musical sit. The dog walk registration will be in front of the gazebo from 11am-12:30pm with the dog walk (one mile on Main Street) taking place from 1-2pm. There will be a Whiskey Train concert from 4-5pm as well the silent auction items can also be picked up by winners.
Pam Landry, currently an on-air personality with WXPK-FM “The Peak”, will be joining as mistress of ceremonies. Local pets available for adoption will be on display in the Northshore Animal League mobile adoption unit. A low-cost microchip clinic will be offered for $20 at the Stratford Animal Control booth from 11am-1pm and 2-4pm. Snowflake Pet Center will be offering free pet nail trims all day. Among other shows and booths, the festival announced that Rainforest Reptile Shows will offer a presentation of Reptiles Rock with 10-14 smaller animals.

For information and the schedule, visit STARSfest.org. Location: Paradise Green Park, Stratford.