Celebration of Pets Festival 2024

Join us Saturday, September 14th

Join us for the Celebration of Pets Festival on Saturday, September 14th, from 11am to 4pm at a charming rustic farm in McGaheysville, just 15 minutes east of Harrisonburg. This event raises money for sick and injured pets and is a day to celebrate the bond between people and pets.

Bring your dogs and family to enjoy exciting games, activities, music, and delicious food and beverages. No pet? No problem! Everyone is welcome, whether you have a pet or not.



Walking Courses

Featuring the .75 mile Scenic Stroll Trail and the 1 mile Mountain View Trail


Dog Field Games

Including dog pools, dog canvas painting, a pie-eating contest, & a bubble machine.


Live Music

Everyday People an 8 piece band play horn driven 60’s and 70’s soul, funk and R&B. So if you like to dance and enjoy music that puts a smile on your face, c’mon out and join the party!


Fun Zone

Face painting, sand art, dog treat decorating, and tie-dye


Field Games

Bocci ball, cornhole, spikeball, frisbee, and ladder ball.


Enjoy Natural Beauty

Explore the scenic landscape of Shenandoah Valley Farm.

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Adoptable Pets

Meet adoptable pets from Rockingham-Harrisonburg SPCA and Shenandoah Valley Animal Services Center.


Door Prize Raffle

Win gift cards and gift baskets.


Pup Cups & Snowcones

Free treats for you and your pet



Step right up and take your best shot to plunge our brave doctors into the tank—all in support of sick and injured pets.


Online Auction

From hotel stays to car services, proceeds raised support pets in need. Click here to preview the auction items.


Caricature Artist

Hand-drawn portraits of you and your pet

Venue: Shenandoah Valley Farm

The beautiful Shenandoah Valley Farm sits on 110 acres of scenic natural beauty near the base of Massanutten.

Google Maps Directions

882 Bloomer Springs Road McGaheysville, VA 22840
Hours: 11am - 4pm
Two dogs walking

Shenandoah Valley Farm


882 Bloomer Springs Road
McGaheysville, VA 22840

Hours: 11am – 4pm

The beautiful Shenandoah Valley Farm sits on 110 acres of scenic natural beauty near the base of Massanutten.

Walking Courses

Enjoy an easy 0.75-mile loop that features two lively ponds and a wide-open field. This route takes about 15 to 20 minutes to complete at a leisurely pace.

Explore all that Shenandoah Valley Farm has to offer. This route takes you by two ponds, through the wide-open field, and up a steady hill to a beautiful view of Massanutten Mountain. It will take 30 – 45 minutes to complete at a leisurely pace.

Interested in Sponsoring the 2024 Celebration of Pets Festival? Please email d.chavez@anicira.org.

Thank you to our 2024 sponsors

Frequently Asked Questions

About Anicira

At Anicira, we believe that pets are part of the family. We are working towards a future where veterinary care is accessible and affordable for all. At the Celebration of Pets Festival, we are bringing together hundreds of local animal lovers and their canine companions to benefit our lifesaving mission. Help us make the 2024 Celebration of Pets Festival an event to remember!

Our Impact in 2023

32,494 Patients

Number of patients

390,286 Meals

Nutritious meals provided

28,453 Surgeries

Total surgeries performed

4,597 Pets

Provided free care