Bag Stuffing for the Westport Dog Festival!!!

05/16/2018 06:30 PM - 08:15 PM ET


Westport, CT


Come volunteer help us stuffing the "goodie bags" for the the Westport Dog Festival on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 630pm at the Westport Weston Chamber of Commerce.

Further details on "the Fest" are below - but this is an all hands on deck type night where we come together and stuff the goodie bags which we hand out to entrants at the Fest.  It's very simple to do and we make it as fun as we can - lots of laughs as we work through the sponsor items and put them in the bags.  Typically it takes about 90 minutes - and if you can stay the whole time that would be great.  Please use the sign up sheet to register so we know you're coming.  Thank you very much!! :)

For those who don't know what the "Dog Fest" is all about - here's a quick snapshot:

  • Date: Sunday, May 20, 2018 (raindate: Sunday, May 27), Winslow Park Westport (downtown Westport)
  • Annual all-things-dog event spearheaded by the Westport Weston Chamber of Commerce. TAILS is the lead nonprofit and is in charge of all volunteers and inviting/organizing all of the nonprofit animal welfare groups (a huge undertaking! :)) All proceeds benefit nonprofit orgs.
  • Last year we had 2,600 attendees; for 2018 we are expecting north of 3,000. Dogs welcome (all leashed/vaccinated).
  • We have 3 main rings: Doggie Obstacle Course Ring (Doggie Fun Zone), "Demo Ring" (all sorts of dog demonstrations - guide dogs, search & rescue, training, etc) and the "Contest Ring" (best lap sitter, most look alike-dog/owner, etc). This is in addition to 75 vendors and the Fairfield County Police K9 teams demonstrating. Take a look at the pictures (next bullet) - it's a lot of fun!
  • Pictures from last year's event are on our Facebook page here.

Did I mention that TAILS is responsible for all-things volunteer? So - we woudl love to have your help!  Please sign up and let us know via email ( when you will be able to spend some time (or all day!) on the 20th!

Thank you very much!