Barktoberfest 2021

Saturday, October 23 | 3pm - 6pm

Durham Central Park

501 Foster Street | Durham, NC

Durham Parks and Recreation and Beyond Fences are joining forces once again to provide a fun-filled afternoon with our canine friends! Your support will help us promote a dog friendly community and provide services to people and their pets in underserved areas.

Free event!

Rain or shine!

 

EMCEE

Wes Hohenstein, chief meteorologist at CBS 17.

MUSIC PERFORMANCE

The Mighty Messengers of Soul will be playing from 3 p.m.-4 p.m. Join this Classic Soul Band that will get you on your feet!
Mighty Messengers of Soul 

COSTUME CONTEST

Best Individual Costume (Dog Only) – 4 p.m.
Best Group Costume – 5 p.m.

Guest judges: Commissioner Floyd McKissisk, Senator Mike Woodard, Representative Vernetta Alston, Commissioner Brenda Howerton, and Brett Chambers

PHOTO BOOTH

Participants will have an opportunity to purchase a special photo of their canine friend taken by a local photographer.

CANINE FOOD DRIVE

We will collect canine food donations for Durham dogs in need.

FUN WALK

Take a short stroll with your pup. The route will lead you through the park, and you’ll learn fun facts along the way.

PET MARKET

Browse and shop for pet-related items from many local canine businesses.

LOCAL CANINE FOSTER & ADOPTION ORGANIZATIONS

Learn more about local adoption and foster organizations. You may even find their new best friend!

RAFFLES

Purchase tickets for a chance to win great prizes! Proceeds will help enrich the lives of local dogs!

BEER & FOOD SALES

Beer and food will be available for purchase. Caffe Bellezza, Stuft, and Mama Voula’s will be on site throughout the event.

PLATINUM PAW SPONSORS

Broadway Veterinary Hospital
GOLD PAW SPONSORS
SILVER PAW SPONSORS

Photos by Alex Boerner

Durham Central Park