Food lovers rejoice: rather than traverse the town in search of a variety of cuisine, they can save time and shoe leather by attending the Valley Center Gourmet Food Truck Festival. The second annual culinary extravaganza—sporting a Hawaiian theme this year—features mouth-watering platefuls from food trucks such as Crepes Bonaparte, Dang Brother Pizza, and Hoangie's Bahn Mi, dished out alongside pours from Hess Brewing and California Fruit Wine. While adults enjoy of-age libations, youngsters can partake of activities including pony rides and face painting. Live music and DJ performances underscore each sip, swirl, and perfectly tuned bite.
Grooming sessions at K9 Dog Park offers several services, including a pre-clip to prepare pooches for a wash; a scrub-free bath that blends water, shampoo, and conditioner chosen for each dog's skin and coat, and oxygen in a gentle massaging jet; a dry; and a finish trim that accentuates pattern lines. Customers can purchase base grooming packages or can add à la carte services. For an additional fee, adorning dogs can be finished with a bow, bandana, or dinner jacket.
In addition to grooming, K9 Dog Park's staff supervises a climate-controlled indoor playground—including exercise and agility areas—where dogs romp and socialize. Trainers also lead group and private classes in obedience, agility, and potty training for both puppies and adult dogs, as well as a first-aid and CPR course so owners know what to do in case of an emergency.
Certified as advanced pet stylists by the American Grooming Academy, the owners of Alopaw Mobile Pet Spa helm a team of groomers that arrives at clients' homes with mobile van spas. This takes stress off both owners and their dogs by relieving owners of transport and saving dogs the stress of an unfamiliar environment. Aboard the mobile spa, groomers start by showering attention upon dogs to make the feel comfortable. They then make hounds more handsome with standard services, such as blueberry facials, coat conditioners, and bacon-scented cologne.
Snap Time Photobooths captures the sweet smiles and funny faces people make when no one’s looking. The portable black booths can be set up at birthday parties, weddings, and corporate events with unlimited use for participants. As people squeeze into the cozy space, they can slip on top hats and boas or raise prop glasses in toasts. The booth snaps four photos of each visit and prints them out for event souvenirs. Rentals also include other memory-making options, such as scrapbooks of every photo from the event, digital copies, and custom logos on each strip.