What to Expect at Anicira’s Walk for the Animals 2022

We’re excited to see everyone at Shenandoah Valley Farm for A Walk for the Animals! The event will take place from 11am to 2pm on Saturday, September 17th. Admission and activities are free. Leashed dogs are welcome to attend.

Activities for pets include:

  • Pie eating contest
  • Canvas painting
  • Treasure hunt
  • Pools
  • Snuffle mats
  • Musical mats
  • Bubble Machine
  • Caricature artist

Activities for humans include:

  • Live music
  • Corn hole
  • Bocci ball
  • Spike ball
  • Ladder ball
  • Frisbee
  • Sand art
  • Tie-dye
  • Food & beverage vendors
  • Photo booth
  • Caricature artist
  • Henna tattoos
  • Door Prize Raffles

In addition, Rockingham-Harrisonburg SPCA will be bringing adoptable dogs.

Directions & Parking

Address: 882 Bloomer Springs Road, McGaheysville, VA 22840

Shenandoah Valley Farm is located off of US33 about 20 minutes east of Harrisonburg and about 6 minutes from Massanutten. Turn off of US33 at Bloomer Spring Road (at Hank’s Grill & Catering). Continue down Bloomer Spring Road for less than a mile before arriving at the parking area.


Registration & Warm-up

11am -12pm

Please bring valid identification if you would like to purchase alcoholic beverages. After arriving, take time to stretch your legs and enjoy the scenic beauty of Shenandoah Valley Farm.

Walk for the Animals Begins


Choose between two trails: the Scenic Stroll Trail – an easy 0.6-mile loop that features two lively ponds and a wide-open field – or the Moutain View Trail – a moderate mile-long trail featuring all that Shenandoah Valley Farm has to offer including two ponds,a wide-open field, and a beautiful view of Massanutten Mountain.

Food & Beverage Vendors Open

11am – 2pm

Enjoy food from local favorites Mashita and Shenandoah Street Food, ice cream from Branch’s Soft Serve, and beer and wine from Pale Fire Brewing and Brix & Columns Vineyards.

Fun Zone & Field Games

11am – 2pm

The fun zone and field games open at 11am. Create something cool at the sand art and tie-dye stations. Try out a new look with face painting. Capture the moment with a caricature drawing or photobooth session. Challenge your friends to a match of bocci ball, corn hole, spikeball, and more!

Dog Field Games

11am – 2pm

Challenge your dog’s senses with dog field games including bobbing for treats, doggy canvas painting, doggy pools, agility objects, pie-eating contest, and treasure hunt.


Wear Close-Toed Shoes & Weather-Appropriate Clothing

We recommend wearing close-toed shoes since our venue is a rustic farm. The Walk will take place rain or shine so we recommend bringing weather-appropriate clothing and supplies such as hats, sunglasses, sunscreen, or an umbrella.

Bring Cash or Credit to Purchase Food & Beverages

While admission and all activities are free, we recommend bringing cash or credit to purchase food and beverages from our vendors.

Bring a Lawn Chair or Blanket

While some seating is provided in the food and beverage areas, we recommend bringing a lawn chair or blanket to be able to relax and enjoy the live music.