Woofstock! 2014 at McGuire Gardens

By Bear Lake Staff / April 30, 2014


Buy your tickets today for the 2nd annual ARF Fundraiser held at McGuire Gardens!  Post by Julie Sylvester of Pinnacle Events

The second annual Woofstock fundraiser will be held this Saturday, May 3, 2014, at McGuire Gardens in downtown Sylva, from 2-8 p.m. The event features a barbeque competition, live blues music, sales from Innovation Brewing, Jack the Dipper, wine, pet photos, and a raffle.

The barbeque competition will be judged in the following categories: beef, pork, chicken, sauce, and a people’s choice best overall. The tasting will be held from 4-7 p.m., with awards announced at 7:30 p.m. Participants will provide 2 oz. tastes for an estimated 200 attendees.

ARF has served Jackson County since 1978 and assists over a thousand animals every year. The nonprofit is supported only by grants and private donations, and performs rescue operations for neglected, sick, and injured animals. You can learn more about them at www.a-r-f.org or on Facebook.com/arf.pets.

For more information, please contact Julie Sylvester, event planner, at 828.226.0181 or by email at julie@pinnacleeventswnc.com.

Purchase your tickets in advance at Pet Stop. More locations may be added this week. Check the ARF and McGuire Gardens Facebook page for the latest information.

Check out the schedule of events below!

Timeline of the Event

2:00-4:00 pm: (although you may find them set up around noon): Jack the Dipper will be selling their famous ice cream and homemade waffles, donating a portion of their sales to ARF

2:00 4:00 pm: Pets allowed at the event for fun and photos by Pat Thomas

2:00-4:00 pm: Catman2 offering face painting

2:00 pm: Music from Free Range Blues featuring Jeremy Sims

4:00 pm: All animals must leave the event, alcohol sales begin

4:00 pm:  Innovation start serving their craft brews

4:00-7:30 pm: BBQ competition (all proceeds from ticket sales benefit ARF)

4:00 pm: Music from Sugar Barnes and Dave Magill

6:00 pm: Music from Blues Mountain

7:30 pm: BBQ winners announced

8:00 pm: Event concluded

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