Clintonville-based Ohio House Rabbit Rescue will be putting on the first "Midwest BunFest" on Sunday, Oct. 9, from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Whitehall Community Park Activities Building, 402 N. Hamilton Road.

Clintonville-based Ohio House Rabbit Rescue will be putting on the first "Midwest BunFest" on Sunday, Oct. 9, from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Whitehall Community Park Activities Building, 402 N. Hamilton Road.

"This is a festival and educational event where participants gather for a common interest, bunnies," according to the organization's director, Heather Dean. "The masses will include people looking to pamper their bunnies, those looking to adopt a bunny of their own and need information, those with bunny-related products to offer and of course, the bunnies themselves."

Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children 12 and under. Children under 5 years of age get in free.

Those attending will have the opportunity to:

• Meet animal rescue organizations from all over the Midwest.

• Attend educational sessions led by rabbit-savvy veterinarians and rabbit rescue educators.

• Check out vendors and pet product demonstrations.

• Bid in a silent auction, and enter drawings for raffle prizes.

• Shop for one-of-a-kind collectibles at the "Bunny Boutique."

The 2011 Midwest BunFest is sponsored by the Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust, Key Bank Trust; the William and Charlotte Parks Foundation for Animal Welfare; PETCO Foundation; Norton Road Vet Hospital; and Bunny Bytes.

Proceeds from the 2011 Midwest BunFest will support the mission of Ohio House Rabbit Rescue to build and operate a center for rescued abandoned pet rabbits, offer an adoption program and provide education on the proper care of rabbits as indoor companions.

For more information, visit www.midwestbunfest.org.