Woofstock Festival Celebrates Sweet 16 – Come Join the Fun!

Angela Vuckovic
by Angela Vuckovic
Dubbed North America’s largest festival for dogs, Woofstock will mark its 16th season and use the opportunity to celebrate two important milestones at the same time- all with more than 150 pawesome exhibitors, fun events and prizes.

Ever since its debut in 2003, Torontonians have been flocking to Woofstock festival. And no wonder- focusing on dogs and dog lovers, the festival has hosted more than one million attendees in its history. This year, Woofstock is also marking two important milestones to boot- the fact that it donated more than $50,000 to canine rescue charities since 2017, and that it’s being named Best Public Event/Fair or Festival in Canada at the 2019 Canadian Special Events Industry Awards.

To celebrate both its Sweet Sixteen birthday and its amazing accomplishments, Woofstock is preparing something quite special for Torontonians. For the pawrents looking to pamper their spoiled pooches, you’ll be happy to know that the annual festival is showcasing more than 150 pawesome exhibitors with new and unique canine products. There’ll be plenty of goodies to choose from- whether you’re looking for new treats for your Newfoundlander or want to get some funky new accessories for your Papillon.

While the impressive number of exhibitors is certain to draw a crowd, it’s the Woofstock’s many fun dog events that really take the cake. Like the previous years, the festival will make sure that everyone fave activities are returning, including Mr. and Ms. Canine Canada Pageant, Canada Pooch Fashion Show, an upgraded Children’s Village, Wiener Dog Races, Running of the Pugs, Frenchie Flash, Chihuahua Chase and last year’s sensational debut event, the Puppy Prowl.

To boot, you can expect Woofstock to dazzle you with some new editions- which promise to become instant favorites. If you have a sporty doggo or want to cheer on some good boys and girls, head over to the Crumps’ arena where Rescue Run will take place- a fun run for petite rescue pooches (under 35 pounds). Also, fans of Insta-famous dogs can get a chance to see and pet their social media pet crushes in an intimate meet and greet- how pawesome is that? Of course, this is just the tip of the iceberg- there will also be a concert for dogs, sponsors giving away prizes and many free and fun activities for our four-legged besties.

And the best part is, for the third straight year, proceeds from Woofstock will be donated to canine rescue groups in the GTA. So, in a nutshell, you get to have tons of fun, hang out with tons of dogs, and it’s all for a good cause- what more could anyone ask for? If you happen to be one of the lucky ones that live in the Toronto area, make sure to check out Woofstock festival on Saturday, May 25th (10 AM to 6 PM) and Sunday, May 26th (10 AM to 5 PM) at Toronto’s Woodbine Park.

Angela Vuckovic
Angela Vuckovic

A proud mama to seven dogs and ten cats, Angela spends her days writing for her fellow pet parents and pampering her furballs, all of whom are rescues. When she's not gushing over her adorable cats or playing with her dogs, she can be found curled up with a good fantasy book.

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