They Can’t Talk So We Will
New England’s largest animal welfare festival! Over 100 pet-related vendors, animal breed rescues and New England-based animal shelters. Live music, carnival rides, vegetarian food, doggie water park, amateur dog show and pet parade, awards, demos and more.
The Pet Rock Festival returns to the field at Wyman-Gordon in North Grafton. This 21st annual event will be held on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, from noon to 5 p.m. on the grounds of the Wyman-Gordon plant, 244 Worcester St., North Grafton. With a return to this centrally-located and expansive venue, the event is sure to expand in numerous ways, drawing more attendees and participants.
Every year, Pet Rock Fest’s proceeds benefit a variety of New England area animal organizations. We research our beneficiaries each year, and absolutely welcome suggestions (do you have an organization that could use a donation? Tell us about it).
Pet Rock Fest has given thousands of dollars to many New England based animal welfare organizations since its inception in 1999.
The Vegetarian Food Court is back, this year hosted by New England VegFest! This food court, which is in addition to our standard vendors that serve fried dough, fries, pizza and wraps, includes vendors such as Loving Hut. This year, as with years past and forever more, don’t look for meat at this festival. Think about it, folks; We’re loving animals today.
2019 Events Schedule
Schedule subject to change
Stage One (the Music Stage)
Emcee: Peter “Zip” Zipfel
Noon: opening remarks – kicking off the music
12:15 p.m.: Hit the Bus
1:15 p.m. Niki Luparelli and the Honey Badgers
2:15 p.m. Gov’t Surplus
3:15 p.m. Belit
4:15-5 p.m. Deejay music
Stage Two (The Animal Action Stage)
1 p.m. Animal Nonprofit Group Pet Parade
2:00 p.m. Amateur Dog Show
Prizes include medals, trophies and prizes from Especially for Pets, John Paul Pet, RAWZ and Best Friends Ashland. Judged by TD Bank and other sponsors.
2 p.m. Best Ears
2:15 p.m. Owner-Dog Look Alike
2:30 p.m. Waggiest Tail
2:45 p.m. Best Vocalist
3 p.m. Sweetest Face
3:30 p.m.: Hero award presentation
3:45 p.m. Drawing for the two lottery winners (each receiving $500 from Pet Rock)
At the information/raffle tent
$12 adults, $5 kids 12 and under
We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information. However, you should always call ahead to confirm dates, times, location, and other information.