SCHENECTADY – For dog lovers and music fans, Schenectady is the place to be Sunday thanks to Woofstock.
The festival and fundraiser, organized by the Animal Protective Foundation, will feature live music from Twenty Ninety-Six and DJ RVMBA at Mohawk Harbor Amphitheater. There will also be an activity zone, food trucks, beer from Druthers Brewing Company, wine and more.
The day will kick off with a walk-a-thon at 10:30 a.m. The festival itself will run from noon to 5 p.m.
It’s the second year of the event, which raises money for APF’s work in providing medical care, housing, food and support for dogs, cats and other companion animals in need. The festival is the organization’s second-largest fundraiser.
“We’re so happy to be able to bring back Woofstock, along with a walk-a-thon, to help raise funds for pets in need throughout the Capital Region,” said Cassandra Metke, APF’s director of development. “It’s a great community gathering that brings pet lovers and their four-legged friends together for a day of fun.”
There will be 30 vendors, many of them dog/pet-focused, including Oh My Fabulous Dog, Spoiled Dog Boutique, Two Dogs & A Cricut and more. The festival will be emceed by WTEN’s Steve Caporizzo and his wife, Lisa.
“There’s something for everyone in your family,” Metke said.
“And it’s probably the largest event of its kind in the region where you can bring your well-behaved dogs,” added Joe Lisella, executive director of APF.
For information, visit animalprotective.org.