DukeFest returns to the Rocky Grove Fire Department Fairgrounds this Saturday (Sept. 21).
The event, named for a dog that was found to have been chained up alone, possibly for a month, in an abandoned Oil City building early last year, will benefit numerous area animal rescue and care agencies. The first DukeFest last year drew an estimated 500 people, many of whom showed up with their pets in tow.
Saturday’s activities will include a pet memorial, dog games, a “cat walk,” children’s games, a dog kissing booth, a photo booth, music — including performances by “Musical Bones” and the newly-formed “Dukeleles,” a motorcycle run, and food and pet-related vendor booths.
The event runs from 10:00 AM until 4:30 PM.
By the way, the original “Duke” was nursed back to health, and was adopted by a Franklin couple who are among the organizers of DukeFest.