Sumter County Animal Services will be there as part of the festivities, which include pet adoptions. This family-friendly, pet-friendly event will feature various activities and attractions such as a pet costume contest, pet parades, best trick contest, various up-close animal encounters such as alligators and a kinkajou (a tropical rain forest animal), K-9 demonstrations and Lily the “Unicorn.” There will also be educational sessions and a variety of pet-related vendors. Sumter County Animal Services will be one of several agencies with dogs available for adoption in which all adoptions are free. Visitors also can bring their own pets to the Pet Palooza as long as they are leashed, well behaved and vaccinated. More information about the event is available at www.bmgevents.com/ocalapet.