The Humane Society of Polk County Announces


Contact: Lisa Baker



Smoke OFF The Water

The Humane Society of Polk County Announces "Smoke OFF the Water": A New Food & Music Festival to Support Local Pets in Need.

Winter Haven, FL (January 19, 2024) -

The Humane Society of Polk County is thrilled to unveil a new community event, "Smoke OFF the Water," a Food & Music Festival designed to bring together the best of local cuisine, talent, and family fun—all in support of a noble cause. Scheduled to take place on February 2nd and February 3rd, located at 2400 Dundee Road, Winter Haven, Florida 33884. Just right down the road from our facility on Dundee Road. This festival promises a day of delectable eats, rhythmic beats, and engaging activities for all ages, with proceeds directly benefiting the animals cared for by the Humane Society of Polk County.

"We are very excited to introduce Smoke OFF the Water, a new Food and Music Festival for people of all ages to enjoy in our community," says Lisa Baker, Executive Director of the Humane Society of Polk County. "This event will help us to increase awareness of the many services the Humane Society offers for Polk's Pets!"

Smoke OFF the Water will feature an array of local food vendors offering smoky delights to tantalize the taste buds, while several area bands set the soundtrack for a day filled with joy and community spirit. In addition to the feast for the senses, the festival will host a variety of games and activities to keep the whole family entertained.

Tickets are priced at an affordable $5 per person, with children 10 and under enjoying free admission. A $5 cash donation is requested for parking at the event, ensuring that every aspect of the festival contributes to the Humane Society's mission.

In the heart of Polk County, this festival represents more than just a day of enjoyment; it's a chance for the community to rally behind the Humane Society's ongoing efforts to provide shelter, low cost spay/neuters and shot clinics, and loving homes for pets in need. The Humane Society of Polk County, a no-kill shelter, has been a beacon of hope for animals since its establishment in 1972, and events like Smoke OFF the Water are essential in continuing their vital work.

Local businesses and individuals looking to support the festival and the Humane Society of Polk County can explore various sponsorship opportunities available on the nonprofit's website. Such contributions are invaluable to both the success of the event and the welfare of Polk's pets.

For more information about Smoke OFF the Water, to purchase tickets, or to learn about sponsorship opportunities, please visit or contact Lisa Baker at

Join us in making a difference—one bite, one beat, one game at a time—at Smoke OFF the Water!

About The Humane Society of Polk County: The Humane Society of Polk County is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the wellbeing of animals in Polk County. As the area's first established no-kill shelter, the Humane Society provides a sanctuary for animals in need, adoption services, low cost spay/neuter and low cost shot clinics, and educational programs to promote responsible pet ownership. For more information, please visit







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