Woofstock 2023

By Jessica Freni
Photo: Sunshine Gipson

Tie-dye and flower crowns, headbands and hippies no it’s not Coachella, it’s even better it’s the kick off to the summer show season…Woofstock 2023! Woodstock will be this weekend, four days of fun, starting on the 8th of June and running through the 11th hosted by Yosemite Kennel Club and Contra Costa Kennel Club. Woofstock remains a hugely popular draw pulling a large entry over 2,413 dogs representing 182 different breeds/varieties (for comparison Westminster 2023 totaled 2,494 dogs present). Woodstock is a sprawling showground hosted at Solano-County Fairgrounds with twenty-four rings.

Woodstock By the Numbers

Entries Saturday 2,413 (for comparison Westminster 2023 entry was 2,494 present)

Breeds/Varieties 182

Specialties 46 Independent, Concurrent or Designated

Meet the Breeds 12

Judges 59

Average Temperature Forecast 70 degrees F

Things to Check out

  • “Best of the Specialties” after BIS judging, judge Mike Stone culminating in a $1,000 prize to the winner!
  • Costume Contest during Groups Saturday with top prizes to best Adult Hippie ($100) and Runner Up ($50) and Best Hippie 17 & Under ($50) and Runner Up ($25)
  • Pee Wee class Saturday
  • NOHS Thurs. & Friday
  • Health Clinics: BAER and Cardiology (Saturday)

For more information: www.facebook.com/woofstockdogshow

Photos submitted by: Victoria Cornish