GoldenFest 2018


A FUN day for Goldens and their families.
See you Sunday, April 8th, at the 15th annual GoldenFest, a fun-filled afternoon for you and your Golden. Enjoy contests, vendor booths, a silent auction and refreshments while your Goldens play at Dogwood Park. GoldenFest is one of G.R.E.A.T’s main fundraisers – funds raised in the auction go directly to the medical needs of rescued Goldens waiting for their forever homes.

Sunday, April 8, 2 – 4pm

Dogwood Park
7407 Salisbury Road
Jacksonville, FL 32256
Get directions

$20 for Goldens and their families

Admission includes free entrance to the big park area after GoldenFest. Male dogs must be neutered if  older than 8 months old and you must have proof of rabies vaccination (a tag or certificate) for each dog.

Avoid the long lines at the event by purchasing your ticket in advance at EventBrite!

Please bring lawn chairs for yourselves & towels for your pups.


  Newspaper retrieval
     Tennis Ball retrieval
           Best Trick contest

Pet Services
Nail Clipping & Ear Cleaning by Green Dog Spa

Music by Robbie Trice 

Food Vendors




GREAT’s Drink Booth – soft drinks & bottled water

Vendor Booths
(confirmed to date; alphabetical order)

  Affiliated Veterinary Specialists



Animal Care of Ponte Vedra


  Champion Printing



Community Hospice and Palliative Care, Pet Therapy Program


Green Dog Spa




First Coast Veterinary Specialists


Happy Dog Inn



Lakewood Animal Clinic


   Kamp K-9



Maggie Marshall Dog Training


  Pandora’s Box Photo Studio, Inc.


Pet Life Saver




Pooch Pantry Foods



   Sunland Acres


  Pet Messenger

 Salty Paws Healthy Pet Market



Therapy Animal Coalition

        GREAT’s Foster Booth
         GREAT’s Info & Volunteer Booth
   GREAT’s Store

Vendor Opportunity
If you have a pet-related business and are interested in being a vendor at GoldenFest, click here.




Luce Recovery Services

Sponsorship Opportunity
If you have a business and are interested in being a sponsor of GoldenFest, click here.

Silent Auction Items

Please click here to see silent auction items donated to date.

Silent Auction Items Needed
To contribute items to our silent auction, click here. New or gently used – almost any item is acceptable.

Volunteer Opportunity
To volunteer to solicit silent auction items or post flyers for GoldenFest, click here.

We need collars and leashes! Please bring and donate new or used ones. Please, no retractable leashes.