Arts, Dining & Entertainment

Wonderpaws Festival invites dogs and owners to benefit contest

Saturday, Sept. 26 at 10 a.m.—RUTLAND—Wonderfeet Kids’ Museum will be holding the Wonderpaws Festival on Saturday, Sept. 26 on Center Street in Downtown Rutland from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wonderpaws Festival is a new community event that will provide an opportunity for kids, families and community members to celebrate a day in downtown with their dogs. The festival will feature many kid-friendly and dog-friendly activities and demonstrations. All dogs must be registered. In addition, visitors may explore dog-related vendors and specialists.

Registration includes participation for dogs and dog owners in the Wonderpaws Festival Paw Parade, a token of appreciation for all participants and a chance to win a judges choice award in categories such as best pet/owner look-a-like, most entertaining, wildest wag and many more. Register online at

The Paw Parade will conclude with participants gathering for a winner ceremony. Judges choice awards will be presented to winning dogs and their dog owners.

The Wonderpaws Festival fundraiser will directly benefit Wonderfeet for capital projects and the community with educational programs. Wonderfeet encourages children to appreciate their role in local and global communities by creating a dynamic environment which fosters curiosity and exploration, inspires creativity and engages the imagination through play.

Wonderfeet Kids’ Museum is located at 17 Center Street, Rutland. For more information call 802-282-2678 or visit

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