Pets & People Humane Society’s Fall Festival set Oct. 14

Event to support Community Dog Park


Pets & People Humane Society is seeking 100 vendors, volunteers, sponsors and donors to support their first Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the humane society’s Community Dog Park, 701 Inla Ave. in Yukon.

The event will be open to the public.

Fall Festival co-organizers Suzanne Cannon and Rhonda Bryant are depending on vendors’ booth and food truck fees, community sponsorships and donations to make games and activities affordable.

Fall Festival admission tickets are $2. Some children will be pre-selected for free entries and game and activity tickets if needed to be sure everyone is able to attend.

“Our game and activity tickets are only 50 cents, and some are free because fairs can be so expensive for many families,” Bryant said. “We want everybody to be able to come out to support Pets & People and have a good time.”

Planned activities include pumpkin crafts, hayrides, costume contests for dogs and kids, cake walks, photos with princesses, a pumpkin bake-off and a kissing booth staffed by dogs and a fun fair with games such as ring toss and balloon darts.

Friendly dogs who are current on vaccinations are also welcome to attend and compete in tennis ball fetching and Frisbee games.

“Festival proceeds will help Pets & People fix fences, mow, trim trees, spray for mosquitos and add a windmill to keep water moving in our pond at the dog park which is free and open to the public,” Pets & People board member Suzanne Cannon said. “We plan to buy supplies to build a gazebo so volunteers can demonstrate or develop skills while building the gazebo for the community to enjoy.”

Pets & People is seeking two $300 sponsors to purchase benches to expand seating in the Community Dog Park. The donors with receive plaques recognizing them for their donations.


“Early vendor reservations are going well, but we encourage everyone to sign up now because space is limited,” Bryant said.

Vendors pay only $50 for a 10’ X 10’ space, but must provide their own tables, chairs and tents.

Vendors may complete an application or go online at .

The food truck fee is $100.

Cannon and Bryant need more volunteers to help before the Fall Festival and the day of the event.

Pets & People has a Fall Festival wish list on

Top requested items or support include:

Fall Festival banner, game purchases or sponsorships, game prizes, loaned tables and chairs, loaned sound system, pumpkins, hay bales, corn stalks, candy, cakes, and dog treats.

Nonedible donations are due by Sept. 20. Donors may bring edible donations on the day of the event, Oct. 14.

Fall Festival sponsorships are also available.

Text or call Bryant at (405) 651-8998 with Fall Festival questions about tables, food trucks, sponsorships, donations and volunteer opportunities.

To contribute to Pets & People’s Fall Festival and the dog park, go to online or mail a check to Pets & People Humane Society, P.O. Box 85087, Yukon, OK 73085. Write Dog Park on the memo line.

For information about fostering or adopting pets, visit Pets and People’s web site at, contact the humane society through Facebook Messenger at or call (405) 367-7156.