Dog lovers unite for trifecta of good times in Sylva

art dogsWoofstock, a benefit festival for ARF (the Humane Society of Jackson County), will take place from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at Bridge Park in Sylva.


This all-day celebration includes live music, food, entertainment and education for the whole family. 

The day begins at Bridge Park with a love-in for ARF featuring blues by the Rick Balliot Blues Experience and Blues Mountain, and a barbeque competition. There will be ice cream, booths for pet pictures, paw print art, dog training and other entertainment and education.

Advance tickets are $10 donation for adults and $5 for children; $12 for adults and $6 for children at the door.

Later in the day, the “ARFter” Party will happen at Soul Infusion Tea House and Bistro. Guests can enjoy a wine, cheese, and chocolate tasting from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Live music from the Sylva Jazz Band accompanies the tasting until 6:30 p.m. Advance tickets are $12 and $15 at the door. 

The final celebration will continue at Soul Infusion with music beginning at 7 p.m., featuring PMA, Local, and Porch 40. Soul Infusion will donate 10 percent of their day’s proceeds to ARF. A $5 cover charge that begins at 8 p.m. also goes to support the benefit. 

The day is sponsored by Pinnacle Events on WNC.

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