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Woofstock to bring pets, music and more to Dunedin

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Published:   |   Updated: October 17, 2013 at 09:56 AM

DUNEDIN — It’s going to be a dog day afternoon in Highlander Park this Saturday.

The spacious tract that’s overtaken by Scottish revelers during the Highland Games every spring will instead give way to Scottish Terriers and other four-legged friends for Woofstock 2013.

The annual event is presented by Heidi’s Legacy Dog Rescue, a Lithia-based organization that helps place animals in adoptive homes.

True to its name, Woofstock is about both raising money to care for dogs at the animal rescue, as well as plenty of music.

Two stages will be set up for the eight bands scheduled to play. Clearwater’s The Best Day Ever headlines the event, which also features The Posse, The Hanging Chads, Schilter, John O’Berg, Yesterday, Escape Tonight and Soul Driver.

Guests are encouraged to bring their pet dogs and to enter into contests held throughout the festitives, which will take place from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Prizes will be given to the dog with the “Waggingest Tail,” the best performed trick and the physical features that most resemble their owner.

Trained dogs will also be on site to put on three demonstrations: agility, K-9 Police and Frisbee.

There is a $5 donation charge to park and admission to Woofstock is free.

For more information on the event or the participating musicians, call Heidi’s Legacy Dog Rescue at (813) 737-1795 or send emails to heidislegacy@aol.com.

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