Photos courtesy of Erin Colbaugh.
Hoover’s Woofstock event features various dog-themed activities for the everyone to enjoy.
They say every dog has its day, but the City of Hoover is giving dogs a party.
On Sept. 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the annual event Woofstock is returning to Veterans Park of Valleydale Road, and this year it’s free.
Erin Colbaugh, events coordinator for the city, said Woof-stock will have many vendors and activities for the whole family to enjoy. Vendors present will include dog rescues, groomers, vets and dog boutiques.
One booth, Paws with Paint created by the Hand in Paw organization, will be creating artwork for owners and their dogs to take home.
Kids can also enjoy an area with face painting, balloons and inflatables as well as a clinic sponsored by Lowe’s where the they can build something to take home.
To witness some air-defying dog stunts, Colbaugh said The Air Dogs will be doing Frisbee demos at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
“Basically we are going to have an area fenced off for this group that throws Frisbees, and dogs fly through the air and catch them,” Colbaugh said.
If you think your dog is fast, sign him or her up for the Dachshund Dash. If your pup wins the heat, he or she will get to compete against the other winners in the championship round. Other contests such as the Cutest Dog Contest, Best Costume Contest and Best Dog Trick Contest will also have signup sheets during the event.
For more information, visit hooveral.org.