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Part of the Meijer Family Friendly Series

Slither, hop and run to People and Pets with your furry (or not so furry) friends to celebrate how funny pets can be! There will be contests, vendor tables, photo booth, giveaways, entertainment, family activities and more! ALL pets are welcome…yup, even the family pig!



  • Best Costume
  • Best Pet Trick
  • Best Look A Like
  • Most Unique Pet

Winners in each category will receive a trophy and a prize bag filled with goodies.

Registration for contests is 10:00AM – 12:00PM and the contests start at 12:30PM.


Pet Policy: Please keep all pets on a leash while at the event. Make sure your dog is well-mannered and up to date on vaccines. Be aware that puppies under the age of 16 weeks have not received all their shots and are more susceptible to acquiring an illness. Dogs four months and older should be current on the rabies vaccine. Also, be aware that not all dogs are given bordetella, the vaccine for dogs that prevents kennel cough.




Sign up for  People & Pets Vendor Table

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Are you an organization who loves pets? Have an information table at LaughFest People & Pets and join the fun!

For $50 you can have a vendor table at the funnest pet event in town. We’re also offering a special early bird rate for our Gilda’s Dog Wash. For $100 vendors can get a table at People & Pets and our summer Gilda’s Dog Wash event (tables for just the Dog Wash are normally $100). 100% of the proceeds benefit the free cancer, grief, and emotional health support programs offered through Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids for children, adults, families, and friends.

To register click on the Sign Up Now button or download the Vendor Participation registration form and submit back to LaughFest. Registrations due Wednesday, February 27, 2019.

Vendor Participation Form 2019



Underwritten by

GRCCPet Supplies Plus