As true Torontonians, you probably take advantage of events available in the city all year round from Taste of the Danforth to the Cavalcade of Light to Pride, not to mention the theatre, sports events and the CNE. If you’re political, maybe you enjoy a good protest down at Queen’s Park. But while you’re out enjoying the sites and sounds of “We the North”, it would be nice to treat our furry BFF’s to a grand social occasion that speaks to them. The founders of Woofstock had just that in mind.
Woofstock is the largest outdoor festival for dogs in North America and has been for 14 years running. From their beginnings in the Distillery district to St. Lawrence Market, Woofstock has expanded and moved the dog party to Woodbine park where they’ve been celebrating all things dog for the last four years. And what a fitting place it is! Woodbine Park is located in the Beaches, known to be one of the most dog friendly neighborhoods in Toronto.
Woofstock draws vendors from all over North America so you will find absolutely everything you can think of from food to accessories. Get involved in contests, lessons, fashion shows or even high tea. Feeling fancy? For no extra cost, you can join up for VIP (Very Important Pooch – awesome.) status and get great perks! Many Torontonians have promoted their furry friends to fur babies but for those of us who have both varieties, bring the kids along to enjoy the Kids Zone.
Tickets Now Available
In case you haven’t heard, this year there will be an admission fee to enter the event. This is the fist time Woofstock has ever charged admission and it’s causing a quite stir on social media. Here are what some people are saying on one of Woofstock’s latest posts:
“Why are we paying to get into Woofstock now? You have no paid staff, you have corporate sponsors and tons of volunteers…Why are you asking for an entry fee? Where is the money going?”
– K. Breau
“I’m so confused as to why so many people are complaining about a $10 entry fee for the whole weekend.”
– E. Goldfield
“We are coming both days with our pups! Shocked they are charging this year though!”
– O. Bella
According to the Woofstock ticket page the prices are as follows:
- Adult Online Tickets $10 – Weekend Pass
- Adult At Gate Tickets $12 – Weekend Pass
- Children under 10 and Dogs are FREE
WOOFSTOCK Contest (***NOW CLOSED***)
Here at Toronto Dog Spot we understand that this admission fee may come as a surprise and a once free to attend event may a tough pill to swallow. That is why we are running an the Woofstock ticket Giveaway! We are giving away tickets to 10 lucky individuals for the 2017 Woofstock Festival.
To be qualified to win please make sure to do the following:
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SIGN UP FOR A CHANCE TO WIN!
- The winners will be chosen at random
- The deadline for entry is 11:59pm Saturday May 20th, 2017
- The winners will be notified via email on Monday May 22nd, 2017
not everything is free at the event.. there are volunteers yes, but, there is also the clean up crew, garbage collectors, grass cleaners and prunners, stage rental and set up, water to set up for dogs all around the park, security, some others working the event are not volunteers and do get paid to partake so all others can benefit from this event.
a small fee is not so bad for a 2 day event.
barking up the wrong tree
the money from exhibitors should cover your venue costs
wass goona go
but not anymore