13th Annual Labapalooza
Sunday, September 8, 2024
from 12:00 to 4:00 pm
Mallow Run Winery

About
Labapalooza

Event
Sponsors

How You Can Help

Vendors
& Food

Schedule
of Events

T-Shirt
Info

Dog
Games

Tennis Ball Drop

Pet
Waiver

Raffle &
Silent Auction

Location &
Entertainment

Donation
Drive

About Labapalooza

On Sunday, September 8, 2024 from 12-4pm at Mallow Run Winery in Bargersville, IN,  Love of Labs, Indiana will host the 13th Annual family-friendly Labapalooza.  This event will bring together dog lovers, LOLIN alumni, and lovers of wine and music to help celebrate the many lives saved in animal rescue. We expect over 500 people in attendance. All are welcome – this includes leashed LOLIN alumni and non-LOLIN dogs. We love them all!

Labapalooza 2024 Brought To You By

Thank You to Our Event Supporters

Host:
Mallow Run Winery

A BIG thank you to Mallow Run for
hosting and sponsoring Labapalooza!

Entertainment:
Heartstone Crossing

LOLIN is very excited to announce that Heartstone Crossing will be performing at Labapalooza 2024!

2024 Love of Labs All Event Sponsors

Lifesaver Lab Champion

Forever Home Heroes

Fetching Friends

Lab Lovers

In Memory of

Reggie & Cooper

In Memory of

Elvis

In Memory of

Mariah

How You Can Help

There are multiple ways that you can help us make Labapalooza another huge success. We are always looking for volunteers for behind the scenes planning and day of event help. Do you have a group that would like to do some community service hours? We love helping you reach your goals while we strive to reach ours. Do you have experience in gift basket wrapping or solicitation of donations? Email us at labapalooza@lolin.org to find out how you can help!

We are also seeking donations of gift baskets, items to fill gift baskets, monetary donations, and supplies to make gift baskets. Themed gift baskets such as date night, chickens, pet spa experience, Halloween, Valentines day, and golf outing are just a few examples of successful baskets in years past.

If you have a basket, items, or skills to donate, email us at labapalooza@lolin.org to make arrangements for your donation(s) or skills.

Event T-Shirts

Pre-order your Labapalooza t-shirt before 8/19/2024 for $15! They can be picked up at the event or shipped to you (add $5 per t-shirt). T-shirts will also be available at the event for $25.

Schedule of Events

These times and events are tentative and are subject to change. Please check back closer to the event date.

Vendor Booths & Food Trucks

Updated map, list of vendor booths, and food & drink trucks coming soon.

Vendor Booths

1. The Dot Factory

2. Sweet Tooth Pooch

3. Tonya’s Puppy Palace

4. Dolly Doodlz

5. Dolly Doodlz

6. Quinn Metal Art

7. LOLIN Booth

8. LOLIN Booth

9. The Paw Patch

10. Karen Lasko

11. JB’s Treats

12. Speck’s Pet Supply

13. Tangled in Thyme

14. My Sunshine Pet

15. A Ruff Life Pets

16. The Feisty Unicorn

17. Forest Creek Candle

18. Ask Meredith, Vet

19. Antler Pure Chews

20. Antler Pure Chews

21. Dash & Lash

22. Far Fetched

23. Justin Sicking Photo

24. Black Sheep Co

25. DL Creative Arts

26. The Book Bevy

27. Tucker’s Ridge

28. Lazy Labs Bakery

29. Jack’s Dogs

30. SA/Raffle TIcket Sales

31. Tennis Ball Sales

32. River Rock Whitetails

33. Adornable Fashion Accessories

34. Megan Philip Designs

35. Alex & Andy

36. Alex & Andy

37. Emma Dilemma Designs

38. Sassy Cups by Sam

39. Shane Christopher

40. Wesson’s Canine Bakery

41. Paws & Think

42. Lily & Cooper

43. Funny Faces by Amanda

Food & Drink Trucks

Dog Games

Schedule for dog games coming soon.

1:40 pm - Stephanie Humerickhouse, Dog Demo

Stephanie is a Uniform Detective in the Criminal Interdiction Unit and has been since 2005. She has a narcotics detection K9, Jada. Jada is a 6.5 year old Belgian Malanois. Jada is trained and certified to detect the odor of narcotics. Stephanie will discuss how dogs noses are so much more efficient than our noses and will also give a brief demo showing Jada sniffing and how she gives an indication.

Meet at 1:40pm in vendor alley to participate.

2:40 pm - Games

Meet at 2:40 by the stage to participate in dog games:

Hawaiian Sit
Pie Eating Contest
Musical Hoops

Tennis Ball Drop

Attendees purchase tennis ball numbers. Numbered tennis balls will be placed in an enclosure and a LOLIN alumni rescue dog will retrieve the winning ball. Chances are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. Winning number selected at 3:15 pm.

I use to say a dog’s short life was the hardest part about making them your best friend, but now I know it’s actually the biggest gift. My Chick, Nala taught me that.  For 11 years, Nala and I did everything together. As a tiny puppy she followed me from room to room, unable to relax unless we were snuggled up together. That is how our journey came to an end. Snuggled in my arms for one last time. I gave my best to her for 11 years and in return she gave me her entire life. Excitedly charging into unknown. Living each moment with unmatched passion and enthusiasm.

These friends, sidekicks, copilots, adventure buddies and fur babies of ours never live as long as we wish, but I’ve come to understand there’s good reason for that. I see now that a dog’s short lifespan is a great gift indeed. A reality check and constant reminder. To live fully. To go after your dreams. To do it now without delay, because tomorrow isn’t guaranteed.

For two years I wasn’t  whole. My passion had diminished and my zest for life was put on hold. Then my life changed again. An amazing moment of impact in the form of a black ball of love set me on a new journey. This is where the story of Kraig and Kane begins. My days leading up meeting Kane were filled with every “Lab Dad” emotion possible. Anxious and excited I instinctively knew I was about to embark on something remarkable.

Kraig meets Kane – The instant I met Kane my life changed. Within seconds he gave me puppy kisses and let me kiss his paw pads. You could call it love at first sight. Today I am happy to share with you that our 4 years have been nothing less than remarkable. We spend our days on the Campus of Loyola University, our weekends in the woods, our evenings spent playing the piano and helping dad work.  Most importantly, we are living each day to the fullest, chasing dreams, loving and living life with unmatched enthusiasm. We both will be forever grateful to Love of Labs for helping our life paths cross.

I’m a happy dad. He is a happy boy. Which leaves us with…. One “Happy Tail.”

Raffle & Silent Auction

Raffle drawings will begin at 1:00 pm and will continue incrementally throughout the day with the last drawing to be held at 3:00 pm. You must be present to win. Raffle tickets must be paid for by cash or personal check. Raffle tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00.

Silent Auction bids will be accepted until 3:15 pm. You do NOT have to be present to win a silent auction item. Silent auction items can be paid for by cash, check or credit card. If the winner of an item is not present to pick up the item the day of the event, there will be alternate times available to pick items up. These will be posted closer to the event.

Location & Entertainment

Mallow Run Winery

The first grapes were planted in 2000, with more to follow in subsequent years. The vineyards now cover 12 acres of the family’s 600-acre farm. On the remainder, more than 50,000 bushels of corn and soybeans are still raised each year. With expanding vineyards taking root, an aging barn with great potential, and the desire to share our love of fine wines, the decision was quickly made to open our own winery right here on the farm.

Enjoy a family and dog friendly environment that offers wine and hard cider.

Music Provided by Heartstone Crossing

Heartstone Crossing bringing you classic rock since it was just rock! Formed as a high school band in 1970, Ted Mau, Bill Roberts, and John DeLuca played in what was then known as the Stones Crossing Band, playing local sock hops and battle of the bands. After high school the group went their separate ways playing in various bands until getting back together for their 40 year Greenwood High School Reunion. Having such a good time playing together again they started to put together a new band. Kat Fettig and Todd Mitchell played over the years and joined the band in 2017 to rock Indy. Heavy on the 60’s and 70’s with some 50’s and even some of today’s music, Heartstone Crossing brings a fun show that will bring back memories of the music you grew up with. Sit back on a blanket and relax or get up and show off your dance moves – either way Heartstone Crossing has you covered!

Donation Drive

Love of Labs is conducting a donation drive to benefit the Indianapolis Animal Care Services. Donation ideas: toys (cat and dog), catnip, cotton balls, paper towels, cat litter, bleach, dog beds, fleece blankets, folding crates, slip leads, pet carriers, dog collars, bit-sized terats, KMR powder, wet cat food, wet and dry dog food. Help LOLIN help one of our partner shelters.

Thank you!

Thank you!

We sincerely appreciate what you are doing to help make a wonderful life for a dog in need!

Give Now

Please select your item from the drop-down list. If you are adopting, please also add the name of your new family member.

Items
Name of dog you're adopting

Give Now

Please select your item from the drop-down list. If you are adopting, please also add the name of your new family member.

Items
Name of dog you're adopting

Thank you!

We sincerely appreciate what you are doing to help make a wonderful life for a dog in need!

Adoption
Fee

Please pay the adoption amount stated in the email you received when you set up the meet and greet with the dog you are adopting. Payment must be made before taking the dog home.
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Surrender
Donation

To offset the costs involved in rehoming your Lab, we require a $25 Surrender Donation prior to processing your Surrender Application.

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Application
Donation

The requested $20 Application Donation helps get dogs from shelters and provide their essential medical needs as they prepare for adoption.
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Thank You
For Your Support!

LOLIN is a 501(c)3 public charity, so all of your donations are tax deductible. Any amount you can spare helps offset our vet expenses. You are helping to make a wonderful life for an animal in need.

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