Woofstock returns to Nickel Plate District amphitheatre


Nickel Plate District Amphitheatre will be going to the dogs Oct. 6. Woofstock, the family and pet-friendly festival, is back for the 10th consecutive year.

“What is really exciting is the new renovations to Nickel Plate District will have just been completed,” said Rebecca Stevens, president and CEO for HSHC. “That is going to open up some new opportunities for the way the event is laid out.”

Guests can peruse merchandise vendors, purchase items from food trucks, have a beer at the Metazoa Beer Garden and listen to The Doo! Band (formerly Zanna-doo!) and Shiny Penny perform. Kids and dogs can join in the fun.

“In the kids’ tent there will be performances all day by Hedgehog Hannah,” Stevens said. “There is a cool zone where the dogs can go for a swim. It’s really an event for the whole family.”

The day is centered on the 10th Annual Woofstock Survivor Charity Walk.

“That program is what funds 100 percent of all the life-saving and emergency medical care we provide thousands of animals a year,” Stevens said. “We rely completely on donations to fund medical supplies.”

Mayor Scott Fadness will be the grand marshal of the walk, and he will be joined by one of the organization’s survivor dogs.

“We’ll be walking through the new development in the Nickel Plate area and downtown Fishers,” Stevens said. “The walk is really the finale of our peer-to-peer fundraising. We have a website we encourage folks to go out to and sign up their personal team, as an individual, group or business.”

To register for the walk, visit woofstocksurvivorwalk.greatfeats.com. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. The cost to participate is $25. The cost to attend Woofstock is $5 per person. Children 10 and younger and military personnel (with military ID) are free. Tickets are available at the gate.