Auburn's Petpalooza Rescheduled for May 22, 2021

Auburn's Petpalooza is a monster of an event; perfect for families and animal lovers alike!
Sponsored by the City of Auburn
 Featured Event.  You’ll find thousands of wagging tails and even roller-skating parrots, wallabies and pygmy goats at Auburn’s 13th annual Petpalooza festival on Saturday, May 22, 2021 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. This pet lover’s haven for you and your four-legged family member or other furry friend is held at Game Farm Park in Auburn, 3030 R Street SE.

The free event will feature live entertainment that will include, among others, Reptile Isle, Northwest Animal Adventures and The Parrot Lady. Tractor Supply Company’s Main Stage will also include performances from the 80 Proof Ale Band, which will be the perfect tunes, while sipping a cold beverage from Rain City Catering’s Beer & Wine Garden. Petpalooza also includes pony rides, Mud Bay’s Northwest Pet Contest, an agility area, Seattle FlyDogs demonstrations, the CityDog Magazine Cover Dog Model Search, and over 150 vendors offering a variety of low-cost pet services, adoptions, samples, information and a huge selection of animal-related products.

Returning to Petpalooza is the widely popular All-Alaskan Racing Pigs. This famous racing team features the fastest and funniest athletes to serve up entertainment anywhere! Flat-track racing and hurdling are their specialties, but a good gag is always on the menu. Sourdough Jack and Soapy Smith have been cooking up fun for many years. Don’t miss the five shows offered at Petpalooza!

Auburn’s Petpalooza doesn’t forget about making kids happy (their parents too, as these activities are FREE!). This year’s festival will showcase a 15’ x 50’ no-barrier petting zoo, brought to you by Coastal Farm and Ranch. Once inside the enclosure, all the animals roam freely with the public. The zoo includes wallabies, goats, sheep, chickens, rabbits and more. Children can also enjoy animal-related face painting, compliments of the Auburn Youth Council, FREE inflatable rides and ArtRageous hands-on art projects. Don’t forget to check-out the entertainment schedule – kids love pig races, reptile shows, high-flyin’ dogs and talented parrots!

Registrations are currently being accepted for the Dog Trot Fun Run, a family-oriented fun run/walk that takes place just prior to Petpalooza at 9:30 a.m. Participants may choose between the 3K or the 5K routes. The course is flat, easy and enjoyable for all ages and ability levels. The chip-timed race gives participants the most accurate finish times. Awards will be distributed to the top participant in six age groups. Child (8 and under); Tween (9-12 years); Teen (13-19); Adult I (20-35); Adult II (36-54) and Senior (55+). The early registration fee is $18 per person and includes an event t-shirt. Registrations after April 17 are $23 per person and event day registration is $25 per person. T-shirts are available on a limited basis for late and on-site registrations.

Convenient on-line registration is offered at auburnwa.gov/petpalooza.

Come hungry, as Petpalooza has almost every food option you can think of from hamburgers and hot dogs to kettle corn, ice cream, gyros, Fisher Scones, pizza and more. This year’s festival will also offer a Beer & Wine Garden, located conveniently near the entertainment stage, so you can enjoy some great animal shows or fabulous live music while enjoying a refreshing beverage.

There will be plenty of activities to keep both humans and animals entertained at Auburn’s 13th annual Petpalooza festival. Petpalooza is sponsored by Painting With A Twist, Tractor Supply Company, Coastal Farm and Ranch and the Muckleshoot Casino.

Media support courtesy of 100.7 The Wolf, CityDog Magazine and Pet Connection Magazine. Complete event information can be found at auburnwa.gov/petpalooza. Find us on Facebook at AuburnPetpalooza. For more information, please call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253.931.3043.

   
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