Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Woof Stock Festival To Take Over Chestertown

WoofStockChestertown is going to the dogs next weekend with activities geared toward man, woman, and child’s best friend.  Woof Stock will take place June 20-21.

According to Adirondack Woof Stock Chairperson Cindy Mead the new event is an opportunity for current dog owners, or want-to-be canine owners, to travel back to the 60s for a weekend of “peace, paws and music.”

Mead and members of the Tri-Lakes Business Alliance have been working hard to bring all the various elements of the event together.

“It’s all about the dogs,” says Mead. “We have the Hudson Valley Dock Dogs coming where people can watch them dive and then have your dog try it. There is a lure course, a machine where the dog can chase the ‘rabbit’ around the fenced area, as well as an agility doggie Fun Zone and professional disc catching.”

The two-day event isn’t all about fun. North Shore Animal League American and Adirondack Save A Stray will be available for anyone interested in pet adoption or chip implants. Both County and State police canine units will host demonstrations.

Of course no festival would be possible without food and music. Either wear your groovy tie-dye or purchase it there and blend in while listening to various musical groups perform on two different stages. Since this party is all about the pooch it is no surprise that you can also get your dog groomed on site as well as fitted with a new tie-dyed outfit befitting an event named after Woodstock.

“We are also having a concert on Saturday with about 12 musicians that are dressing up like Janis Joplin and The Who as well as other performers that played during the original Woodstock,” says Mead.

That Woodstock Revisited performance takes place Saturday at the Carol Theatre and for those that wear a bra or have access to one, there is an opportunity to set it on fire for charity at the “Burn Your Bra For Charity” event afterwards to benefit local animal shelters.


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Diane Chase is the author of the Adirondack Family Activities guidebook series, Adirondack Family Time. She writes about ways to foster imaginative play through fun-filled events and activities in the Adirondack region.

From her home in Saranac Lake, Diane also writes a weekly family-oriented newspaper column for the Adirondack Daily Enterprise and keeps her own blog Adirondack Family Time. Her writing and photography has appeared in numerous newspapers, magazines, marketing companies and advertising agencies.

She even finds time to assist her husband with Adirondack Expeditions guiding families and young adults in the High Peaks.

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