The dog days of summer are beginning in Canton with the “Pooch-A-Palooza” festival on Saturday and Sunday.
Held at Prowse Farm at 5 Blue Hill River Road, the celebration will feature live music, a beer garden, food trucks, games for children, and all things dog.
The dog pavilion will feature agility performances, demonstrations, and contests; there will be a dog park for relaxing, and a vendor market place for products for dog owners.
Musicians include The Motel Kings, The Groove Junkies, Joshua Tree, the Josh Logan Trio, Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish, and family musicians Steve Songs and Vanessa Trien.
A portion of the proceeds from the festival will benefit Canine Companions for Independence, a non-profit organization that works to enhance the lives of people with disabilities other than blindness by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $8 for children, and $12 for seniors in advance at pooch-a-palooza.com, and $18 for adults, $10 for children, and $14 for seniors at the gate. Dogs are free, but must be leashed. The festival goes from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
For more information, visit www.pooch-a-palooza.com.