Our annual fall festival is our largest fundraiser and all proceeds help to sustain our mission of helping animals throughout most of the year. It has grown from a small dog walk with a few booths to a wonderful day long event which features educational speakers, music, entertainment, over 90+ people/pet vendors, food, microchip clinic, a large silent auction, contests, pet adoptions and more. 

Please join us for a fun-filled day with something to do for everyone!

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Pets from Stratford Animal Control will be available for viewing on a mobile adoption unit provided by the North Shore Animal League.

We are pleased to announce that  Pam Landry  will be joining us as mistress of ceremonies. Currently an on-air personality with WXPK-FM “THE PEAK”, Pam is a well known and beloved local celebrity who has educated and entertained us through her writings, photography and her many years hosting a #1 rated mid-day show in the local area.

Lauren Collier is thrilled to be back at STARS this year! While she misses "Pet Talk" and all her News 12 Friends , she has started a new life chapter and is now a member of SAG/AFTRA and is busy pursuing her acting career!

We are pleased to announce Whiskey Train will be performing at our Fall Festival. Welcome to the Whiskey Train website.  We started Whiskey Train in 2014 with plan to bring our brand of blues style rock n roll to the Connecticut music scene.  The founding members of this band are Jay Montini, Bob Lombard and Paul Ferrigno.  It wasn't long before we found another member who shared our vision by the name of Nick Pallo.  Soon after, Jay and Bob reunited with our lifelong friend and fellow band mate from several bands over the years, Paul Lebinski. The rest is history and Whiskey Train is actively playing local clubs and private parties.  So get on the Train for a Funky Good Time at STARS Fall Festival.

We are please to announce that Rainforest Reptile Shows will joining us with a presentation of Reptiles Rock. This includes 10 to 14 smaller animals (bugs, frogs, snakes, lizards, etc.) to look at. Plus a fun and informative presentation by our herpetologist of 4 larger animals, a large red or yellow foot tortoise ( S. America), a large monitor or tegu lizard ( Africa or S. America), a 9 to 10 ft. boa or python( S. America or Myanmar/Burma) and of course the American alligator ( USA) All are tropical or semi-tropical rainforests. Rainforest Reptile Shows, a Massachusetts, family-based business, was established in November 1993 to educate and entertain people of all ages about reptiles, animals and the importance of preserving the natural habitats of the world.