Alaqua Animal Refuge, the renowned non-profit organization dedicated to providing shelter and care to animals in need, today announced a full calendar of October events designed to bring together animal lovers and the community. With a focus on family fun, entertainment, and animal adoption opportunities, Alaqua is excited to unveil its extensive event list for the month.
October 1: The Fast & the Furriest
Mix horsepower with paw power at the Animal & Exotic Car Show. Food vendors and photo booths ensure a memorable experience for all. Featured vendors include Young Living, The Bakery Lady, Hot Dog! All-Natural Dog Treats, Melissa’s Kusina, Rollin Cuban, and Cool Fish Apparel.
October 6 through Thanksgiving: Alaqua Pumpkin Patch
Tuesdays – Sundays 11am to 4pm or until all pumpkins are sold. Pumpkins and gourds of all shapes and sizes for sale. Keep an eye out on our facebook page for related events, pumpkin carving and painting, photo opportunities, hayrides, and more.
October 8: Barnyard Bonanza
Meet the adorable livestock at our new Barnyard Friends facility. Enjoy hay wagon rides, pumpkin picking, and tunes from DJs at the Ohana School. Featured vendors include Mozey’s, Rollin Cuban, Hot Dog! All-Natural Dog Treats, The Bakery Lady, Suzy’s Stones, and Whiskers and Cream.
October 15: Fall in Love Adoption Event
Enjoy 50% off adoption fees and fall in love with your new furry friend. Featured vendors include Crepe and Cream, The Bakery Lady, O’Hana Food Truck, Whiskers and Cream, Suzy’s Stones, Just Beachin, and Cool Fish Apparel.
October 22: Alaqua’s Tails of Halloween
Partnering with Hammock Bay for a family fun day featuring a Classic cars and Jeeps show, music, and trunk or treat. Adult tickets are $10, kids aged 3-12 are $5, and children under 2 are free. Featured vendors include Cousins Maine Lobster, Plant Based Wellness, Repicci’s Italian Ice, The Bakery Lady, and Whiskers and Cream.
October 29: Furry Tails
A kids-centric event featuring face painting, rock painting, dog behavioral training presentations, and the Book Mobile. Featured vendors include Rollin Cuban, The Bakery Lady, Mozey’s, Sowal Grill, and Whiskers and Cream.
Stay up to date with all our events by following Alaqua Animal Refuge’s Facebook Events page https://www.facebook.com/AlaquaAnimalRefuge. With each event packed with attractions, vendors, and endless opportunities to meet your new four-legged family member, you won’t want to miss out on the fun-filled month Alaqua has planned.
About Alaqua Animal Refuge
Alaqua Animal Refuge is a no-kill animal shelter and sanctuary, located in the panhandle of Florida. As the Southeast’s premier 501(c)3 refuge, Alaqua believes that every abused, neglected and homeless animal deserves a second chance. Committed to providing protection, shelter, and care to animals in need, this private, non-profit Refuge also offers an adoption center, veterinary clinic, educational outreach, and community programs that extend far beyond their geographic location. Since its inception in 2007, Alaqua, led by Founder Laurie Hood, has become a recognized leader in animal rescue, welfare, cruelty prevention, and advocacy. Alaqua is currently in the midst of a capital campaign to complete the building of their one-of-a-kind facility—the first in the United States—on 100 acres. The new facility and sanctuary will allow Alaqua to continue to do the important work of animal rescue and rehabilitation, as well as be an educational and training center for animal welfare advocates as a place that will inspire, empower, and educate others to make change in our society and recreate the model worldwide.
To learn more, visit http://www.alaqua.org/