(San Francisco, CA) April 18, 2015 – Official Lemony Snicket representative, Daniel Handler emcees the 8th Annual DogFest on April 18, 2015 from 11am to 4pm in Duboce Park.
DogFest is the most popular dog-themed festival in San Francisco. The event celebrates dogs of all breeds, and benefits SFUSD McKinley Elementary School, a K-5 public school at Castro and 14th Streets. In just eight years this one-of-a-kind festival has grown from an intimate neighborhood affair into the biggest outdoor dog event in the City, attracting canine lovers from all over the Bay Area and thrilling attendees of all ages.
DogFest offers something for dogs, kids and parents of both breeds. Enter your dog in an “everyday dog show,” with contests for Best Trick, Best Costume, Best Coat, Best Ears and other categories. Local celebrity dog show judges include Supervisor Scott Weiner and members of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. There is also the popular addition of an “openly corrupt” dog show, where attendees are encouraged to bribe their way into winning the Best in Show prize.
Treat your human child to a day of inflatable obstacle courses, face painting, carnival games and delicious food in the Kid Kennel. All proceeds benefit public education funding and directly help McKinley children.
Everyone is invited to watch or join in the canine contests, catch hoola hoop performers Cherry Hoops, make a bid on an auction prize, and buy a ticket for the grand prize raffle. Children’s activities, including carnival games and face painting, take place during the entire festival. Dog lovers can take a stroll through aisles full of canine vendors and load up free samples and prizes. Or find true love in the Dog Rescue Zone.
DogFest is made possible by generous underwriting from lead sponsor, Nor Cal Veterinary and Specialty Hospital, as well as sponsorship from Levin Simes, Big Dogs, Whole Foods Market, Armentum Partners, Bonnie Spindler, Mr. Muggles’ Dogs, Putnam Subaru, Build Group, and Reso.
WHEN: April 18, 2015. 11am-4pm.
WHERE: Duboce Park, Noe Street at Duboce Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94114.
WHO: Dogs and kids of all ages and their parents.
CONTACT: www.sfdogfest.org, dogfest(at)mckinleyschool.org
Twitter: @sfdogfest; #dogfest; Facebook: SF Dogfest
COST: Free admission; Food and games for purchase; $20 registration fee for dog show, plus $10 fee per contest category