Tails will be plentiful and wagging on Saturday, September 6, 2014, at Brookfield’s Mitchell Park (next to the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts) from 11am – 5pm as Elmbrook Humane Society (EBHS) hosts its annual Wagfest fundraiser.
The 7th Annual Wagfest is the place for animals and their people to come together as a community to celebrate the bond between them. For those without a dog, make sure to attend to make some new friends! The day long festival includes food, music, shopping, a silent auction, raffles, and of course, activities for dogs. Silent auction and raffle prizes include Harley Davidson items, gift baskets from Café Hollander and Fava Tea, and the highly sought after “Party Time Wheelbarrow” filled with premium liquor and wines. This year a wheelbarrow of craft and micro brews will be added to the raffle line up.
Each year Wagfest is bigger and better with new attractions; why make this year any different? Wagfest has grown from a 5K Run/Walk to a full blown festival with over sixty vendors, big name sponsors, and increased attendance annually. With an expected attendance of 5,000 people and their dogs, this is surely one festival you do not want to miss!
What can you expect for dogs to do? Wagfest will return offering three full lure courses, an agility demonstration and practice arena, reduced cost micro-chipping and scanning, nail trimming, nose work practice area, Puptini’s, and of course, samples for your canine pal. What can you expect to do? Shop, eat, and indulge in one of many cold beverage options! New this year, Texas Roadhouse, Jackson’s Blue Ribbon Pub, and Sweet Frog will be on site adding to the vast menu options. Also, many new vendors are joining in on the dog festival of the year including Lia Sophia, Central Bark Doggy Daycare, One Last Piece, and Think Pawsitive to name just a few. Heather Gehrke, EBHS Executive Director said, “There is something for everyone at Wagfest! With registration being optional (event is free to attend, registration including t-shirt and food tickets) there is no reason not to mark your calendar to spend all or part of the day with us!”
Event admission and parking is free and open to the public. EBHS will provide a free shuttle to and from parking lots for people and their animals, courtesy of Jackson’s Blue Ribbon Pub.
All proceeds from Wagfest will benefit the animals at the Elmbrook Humane Society, which is the only No Kill shelter in Waukesha County.
The mission of Elmbrook Humane Society is to provide shelter for homeless animals, promote the human animal bond, and prevent animal cruelty and neglect. Elmbrook Humane Society is the only no-kill animal shelter in Waukesha County, serving the community since 1964. http://www.ebhs.org.