Fido Fest 2016
Bring your family and your furry friends (on leashes) for a day of fun at Fido Fest 2016 on Saturday, April 23 from 11am to 3pm on Palmetto Grande Drive in Mt Pleasant.
Activities will include a Fido Marketplace with vendors such as Hairy Winston, Camp Bow Wow, My Three Dogs, Mud Puppy Training, Local Dog and Bark West Mobile Dog Spa. Wine Cellar Wine & Gifts will host some great promotions at the store to benefit Pet Helpers: special wine glasses will be on sale and you can “Pet Fido for $1” – all proceeds to be donated to Pet Helpers.
There will be music from DJ Yonni Rude from 95sx. Stop by the Fido Photo Booth, get a doggie caricature, and see the artist in Fido with doggy water color painting with Fear No Easel Art Studio. There will be doggie-themed face painting for the kids. Plus, meet Charlie from the Charleston RiverDogs between 12:30 and 1:30pm.
Dress Fido in his/her BEST spring fashion attire and you could be randomly selected by the DOGGIE FASHION POLICE to win a great prize!
You can also enter to win a $150 Mount Pleasant Towne Centre Gift Card. Entry forms are available at the main stage area from 11:00am to 3:00pm. Bring a bag of dog or cat food to donate to Pet Helpers and receive an extra entry form – double your chances to win! Winner to be selected at 3:00pm and must be present to win.
Fido Fest will benefit Pet Helpers, who will be on site collecting donations and providing information on their Pet Adoption programs. Pet Helpers is a private, nonprofit 501(c)3 Rescue and Adoption Center and low-cost Spay/Neuter & Veterinary Center that serves communities across the Lowcountry. Their mission is to end the euthanasia of all adoptable cats and dogs by keeping all animals until adopted; providing low cost spay/neuter surgeries; offering humane education programs; pursuing animal-cruelty prosecution; and initiating animal-welfare legislation.
-Submitted by Deborah Robinson