May 21, 2017

12:00 - 6:00

PBR Hampton Roads

1976 Power Plant Parkway

Hampton, Virginia


The 2nd Annual Rock & Rescue

One Mile Matching Dog Walk

The Matching 1 Mile Dog Walk is the PERFECT way to start your day at The 2nd Annual Rock & Rescue! You and your furry friend will start on the banks of Bass Pro Lake and loop around to return to the AK9I Main Stage where live music welcomes you back. A special Paws on the Patio lunch is available on the PBR deck following the walk - including a treat for your walking companion. Or just enjoy the MANY activities offered for you and your canine at The 2nd Annual Rock & Rescue!

What is a Matching Dog Walk? FIRST, it is a way to have FUN! We invite participants to MATCH their dog if they would like! If he has a purple collar - you could wear a purple scarf! Maybe you have matching shirts or tutus! The BEST matches of the day will receive a special prize on stage following the walk! SECOND, it is a tremendous opportunity to support animal welfare in Virginia. For EVERY walk registration, Tito’s Vodka will MATCH the registration fee. I know - can you believe it???? So if 10 people register for this walk, Tito’s will DONATE $250….if 20 people register, Tito’s will DONATE $500….well you get the picture! Come on out, leash up your best friend and help us reach our goal - which is $1000!! All funds raised will go to providing heart worm prevention for adoptable dogs!

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Our Hero Kid's Fashion show is one of the highlights you will not want to miss as it honors the families of those who serve locally in Hampton Roads.  When mom is a soldier or dad is a first responder, the whole family serves!  This activity honors the entire family!  The children of our local heroes will be sporting new fall outfits and walking the runway with adoptable dogs!  They will meet their hero parent on stage!

2:30 pm

AK9I Main Stage

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Read With Pittie Princess Piper

Come out and read with Pittie Princess Piper - a beauty of a girl who overcame incredible odds and become a CGC/CGCU/THERAPY DOG.  Piper LOVES people - all people! She is friendly, outgoing, oh....and did I mention BEAUTIFUL!I. Together, with her mom Kelly, their mission is to help people, and break the stereotype about the breed.  Piper will be reading with kids at the Usborne Tent throughout the day!

Toss For Paws Cornhole Tournament

Join in our Cornhole Tournament to support animal welfare right here in Hampton Roads.  This is a 50/50 tournament to be enjoyed by all! Entry fee is only $10 - Registration opens at noon and Bags Fly at 4:00 pm!

Adopt A Dog

Learning to care for animals happens best at an early age!  Children will have the opportunity to Adopt their own (stuffed) dog - complete with Certified Adoption Certificate!  All they have to do is tell volunteers what they have to do to take care of the "new puppy"!

Hampton Dogs Got Talent

This is a chance for EVERY child to earn their dog training ribbon! Each child who can get their dog to do a trick is a WINNER!!

Selfie Scavenger Hunt

The Selfie Scavenger Hunt is as easy as 1-2-3!  First, children pick up a Selfie List at the Welcome Center!  Second, as they walk through the event, they take selfies with the things on their list.  Third, they return the list to the Welcome Center for a GREAT prize!

Junior Firefighter Challenge

All kids will LOVE joining the Red Knights for a Junior Firefighter's Challenge.  Not only is it FUN, but it will teach them how to react if they are ever caught in a fire!

Hampton Ninja Partners

Lots of fun as dogs and kids complete a simple agility course together to become NINJA Partners!!  

Mad Science

All kids will LOVE the hands on activities offered by Mad Science.  Get ready for some excitement with learning they will never realize they are getting!!


BRENDEN "Butterbean" QUEEN

Brenden Queen started his journey in racing at the age of eight years old at the Albemarle Speedway in North Carolina with the nickname Butterbean. Why you might ask? Let’s just say he was not in his current athletic physique…and the name seemed appropriate.

Butterbean went on to win ten races in 2008, nine of those wins were back to back, on his way to the track championship. He won over twenty races in 2008 and 2009 as well as his first of many track championships.

An opportunity arose in 2010 for Brenden to drive an Arena Racing car for E.F. Motorsports. In just his first year he finished third in the points standings and won Rookie of the Year honors.

2016 was Brenden’s breakout year. The talented Virginia native won four races on his way to the prestigious East Carolina Speedway track championship bringing him second place in the North Carolina NASCAR state points race and the honor of being invited to the national NASCAR Whelen All American Series banquet in Charlotte.

In 2017 Butterbean and his team made the switch back home to the much closer Langley Speedway in Hampton, VA and showed why he is a contender whenever he shows up to race. In his first season back at the famed oval Brenden scored a fourth place finish in points, a second place finish in their 200-lap Hampton Heat event, instantly becoming a contender for the 2018 title.  

Brenden is also the proud brother of TWO deaf dogs! - Clutch and Hoosier!.


Newport News

Books on Bikes is a community outreach and literacy program, which began in Charlottesville City Schools, to bring books to children in Newport News, VA.  These amazing teachers will come with books, popsicles and a LOVE of reading!!

Meet Mermaid Rayla

Mermaid Kayla will be leaving the water to meet the children! Take special mermaid pictures and find special mermaid gifts!

Pet Food Drive

Not every pet has a great meal waiting for them each day!  Their owners may be sick or elderly - they may be on a fixed income - but their pet is important and loved!  Please bring a can or bag of pet food to help support two local non-profits that specifically provide for these special pets - Winston Wishes and the Peninsula Pet Pantry!  Everyone who brings a donation will receive a FREE 50/50 raffle ticket as our way of saying thanks!

Freeze Frame Selfies 

This is a photo booth like no other!  Take a picture with your pet and link it directly to any social media account with the click of a button!  Also get a copy to take home!