A few months ago heard a squeal come out of the living room; “Mom, mom, I want to go to BunFest!” Ok, what is BunFest? The more we read about BunFest the more excited she became. You can bring your bunnies; they have a spa; they can have a check-up; they can even get glamor shots! Further research showed that BunFest was in its 5th year! We must investigate this!
My idea of a “festival” or trade show is usually photography based. When I enter the vendor area of a photography trade show, I get an adrenaline rush! I assume rabbit people feel the same way about BunFest! It was bustling with excitement and stories about how their bunnies were rescued and there was plenty of toys and bunny related trinkets to fill a shopping bag!
There were many rescue organizations represented at BunFest. They had catchy names; DARN (Dayton Area Rabbit Network) and EARS (Erie Area Rabbit Society).
I can’t remember this rabbit’s name, but they had Lucy, Desi, Ethel, and a cat named Fred! They had 4 bunnies with them.
This is a therapy bunny from F5RS (Frisky Ferrets, Fuzzies & Feathered Friends Rescue and Sanctuary); if she has her hat on, she’s working! http://www.facebook.com/F5RS1
Kaycee Jane of Clover Patch Sanctuary in Franklin, Tennesee
I noticed people gathering a round one of the booths. There was a vendor who made clothing for rabbits. She said she made a pattern and picks out different materials for the clothing. Her website is AnnieElleBunnies.etsy.com. I think they looked adorable!
I stood at one of the tables and watched Andrea Biggs of Breath of Life Illustrations (www.facebook.com/breathoflifeillustrations) sketch bunnies for the crowd. She worked from photographs that were sent to her phone. It took her only about 30 minutes to go from the sketch to a full color rendition of the photograph of an individual’s beloved pet.
She shows the finished print to the young customer.
The rabbits could go to the Chillaxazone to stretch their legs and relax and refresh. There was plenty for a bunny to see and do while at BunFest!
Bunnies, Bunnies, Everywhere!
Our bunnies, Smokey and Shadow experience BunFest for the first time. We borrowed a pet stroller from a friend of ours. Having the stroller was very beneficial to transporting two bunnies around the event. People would stop to pet them and talk about their bunnies.
BunFest 2015 is an exciting event for rabbit owners. You can purchase products such as toys, hay, habitats, and treats! You can go to sessions on how to care for your bunnies and there was even one on how your bunny communicates! The event is very worth while if you are in the market for a rabbit. For more information, website for BunFest is http://www.midwestbunfest.org