Durham Parks and Recreation and Beyond Fences (formerly Coalition to Unchain Dogs) are joining forces 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.
Sunday, October 29, 2017
Noon - 4 p.m.
Durham Central Park, 501 Foster Street
Free event | Rain or Shine
Barktoberfest 2017 Raffle Winners
Purina Pro Plan Performance Team
An interactive trick dog show presented by Dare Devil Dogs will be action packed. Shows will take place at 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.
Dress up your pup for a chance to show off their favorite costume and win one of our contests. Local celebrity judges will determine the winner for each category. The costume contest categories are:
Pet Human Look-a-Like - 1 p.m.
Best Costume - Pet Only - 2:30 p.m.
Best Costume - Pet & Human - 3:15 p.m.
There will also be a contest for the Best Pet Trick at 1:30 p.m.
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.
Take a short stroll with your pup. The route will lead you through the park, and you’ll learn fun facts along the way.
Browse and shop for pet-related items from many local canine businesses.
Local Canine Foster and Adoption Organizations Learn more about local foster and adoption organizations. You may even find your new best friend!
Raffles Purchase tickets for a chance to win great prizes! Proceeds will help enrich the lives of local dogs! Raffles will end at 3:45 p.m.
Beer and Food Sales Beer and food will be available for purchase on site.
Show your support - become a sponsor. You could see your company logo on our advertising materials and t-shirts. Complete details are listed in the Sponsorship Packet.
Become a vendor! Applications will be accepted until October 20, or until all spaces are filled.