Inaugural WoofStock Music Festival at Lake Como Park

Buffalo loves its dod parks. Unfortunately, there aren’t many around, especially in town. Yes, there are places like Dog Island and Knox Farm, which are havens for dogs, but there needs to be more options, with better amenities (for the dogs and their people).

One way to get better parks and more amenities is to organize fundraisers. That’s what Como Lake Bark Park is doing, with its first WoofStock music festival. The festival will not only be great fun, it will also raise funds for the dog park, which opened in September 2021 (find out more). The dog park lasted six years.

Now that the dog park is open, it’s time to have fun. On Saturday, September 17, from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., festival-goers will be delighted to find local bands and artists in a festival setting at Como Lake Park’s Bowen Grove, located on Bowen Road (across the street and near Bowen Road at the entrance to Lake Como Park).

  • The headliner is The Plagiarists, “Buffalo’s First Modern Cover Band”. They’re a four-piece pop-rock cover band that plays everything from Billy Joel to Beyonce, Third Eye Blind to Bruno Mars. In addition to their many local gigs, they were the featured band at four Buffalo Sabers home games last season and the Sabers went 4-0 with them as the house band! Other performers will include the AppleJack Band and solo artist Gabriel Birkby.
  • The Festival will feature several food trucks, including Aussie Bites, House of Munch and Ice Cream & Chill food trucks. Two Guys Pizza will take over the Bowen Grove kitchen to sell their exceptional pizzas. Beer and other beverages will be available from Labatt Brewing Company. Additionally, a selection of outstanding sellers will be offering their items for sale, including many items with a focus on Buffalo or Western New York.

Participants are encouraged to bring chairs and are encouraged to bring well-behaved leashed dogs.

Tickets are $15 per person in presale and $20 per person on the day of the event. Each ticket includes an alcoholic beverage ticket for everyone 21 and over. Children 12 and under are free, as are dogs!

Tickets can be purchased online at or by scanning this QR code.

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Unleashed Lancaster, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization, in partnership with the Erie County Parks Department, co-operates Como Lake Bark Off-Leash Park.

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