Wednesday, April 14, 2010

McKinley Dog Fest

DogFest 2010

This Saturday, April 17th, at Duboce Park (Noe and Duboce) from 11AM to 4PM

Dog Contests (pre-register at
Celebrity Judges (Top Chef Contestants, San Francisco Supervisors and more)
Silent and Live Auction with Auctioneer Lemony Snickett
Kids Zone featuring Carnival Games, Face Painting, Balloon Animals Bouncy Houses and more
Great Gourmet Carnival Fare
Pet Parade

Bring your two legged and four legged kids for a fun day in the park. All proceeds from this event will support much needed educational enrichment programs for our children.


  1. There are 38 pages of items in the silent auction! That is amazing!!

  2. i am SO bummed i couldn't take my kids to this. I understand McKinley raised $50,000! If any parents could post highlights of the day, that would be great.

  3. The silent auction was amazing. Parents were hoovering over the board to secure their coveted item. Some parents got into a really exciting bidding war at the last minute. It was really funny!

    The balloon people were fabulous. The food was great with choices for hot dog, sausages or vegetarian (Mediterranean plate or vegie burger) There were cookies, brownies, cupcakes and other wonderful baked goodies. I especially loved the doggie faced cupcakes that were for sale! Kudos to whomever made those.

    There were dogs and children everywhere! The day was sunny and gorgeous. Anyone that missed it really missed out.

    The games were fun and the kids were lined up many deep to play and almost everyone won at some point. There was face painting. Cotton candy and popcorn too! It was like a mini carnival. There was also the huge jumpy house that didn't stop until after 4:00!

    There were about a dozen or so vendors for dog goodies. The dogs had a great time, the kids had a great time.

    My littlest was sing "DogFest! DogFest! I went to DogFest!" at the end of the day when we were leaving. My littlest is slated to attend McKinley in 2 years!

    All in all, it was a fabulous day!

    And as for the amount raised, I heard that figure too.

  4. I am so glad we went. It was so much fun for our whole family. That parent community really rocks! Everywhere I looked I saw kids and adults decked out in Dogfest tee shirts pitching in and looking like they were having a great time too.

    It was a much larger event than I was expecting between the games, balloons, facepainting, food, dog show, vendor booths and bouncy houses. Just a really great day all around.

    Hats off to everyone at McKinley for organizing such a great event!

  5. They had various dog contests like "Best Ears" and "Best Coat." My daughter's favorite part was the dogs available for adoption or foster care: they were "seniors" (some of them didn't seem that senior to me!) and you could take them on a walk around the park on a leash. One little tiny old dog just wanted to be held, and my daughter enjoyed walking the little guy around bundled up in her scarf.

  6. Are the numbers in on DogFest yet? Is there an exact count?