WoofstockA celebration of all things canine! Featuring the traditions of Woofstock, with additional new and exciting activities!

Event Information

Sunday, October 16, 2016
Noon - 4 p.m.
Rock Quarry Park, 701 Stadium Drive

Event Attractions

Muttallica: The Greatest Show on Four Paws!
Presented by Ultimate Canines, LLC.
This family oriented show stands heads and tails above the rest, with a combination of rescued and adopted dogs plus Darlin Dixie, the world’s most talented mini horse. Shows will take place at 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.

Treibball Competition and Demo
Join in the fun, or take in the show. Canines will compete in this fun herding game that is suitable for dogs of all sizes and ages. Free registration starts at 11:30 a.m. and the competition will begin at 12:30 p.m.

The Hyperflite Skyhoundz NC Canine Disc State Championship

Contestants and their canine teammates will score points for everything from high-flying grabs to unbelievable acrobatics. Pre-registration begins at 11:30 a.m. and the competition will start at 12:30 p.m. The competition is limited to 50 contestants.

There is no entry fee for competitors. The competition format will consist of Distance-Accuracy for novice teams and distance-accuracy plus freestyle for experienced teams. Judging will be handled by a panel of canine disc experts. All competitors will receive a free official Hyperflite K-10 Competition Standard flying disc, and the top 3 teams in each division will receive awards. Families, friends, and spectators are invited to enjoy this unique event and applaud these talented canine athletes.

Costume Contest and Parade
Dress up your pup to show off their favorite costume and join the parade through the park. At the end of the parade judges will award prizes in various categories. Parade begins at 1 p.m. Costume contest categories:

  • Out of the Crate (Most Creative)
  • Super Pooch (Best Super Hero)
  • For Barks and Giggles (Funniest)
  • Dynamic Duo/Trio (Best Dog Group)
  • Best Buds (Best Dog and Owner Combo)
  • Best Paw Forward (Best Overall) – small dog and large dog
Fun Zone
An active off-leash area for games that all participants can take part in with their furry friends.

Local Canine Foster and Adoption Organizations
An opportunity to learn about and support local canine agencies. You may even find your new best friend!

Fun Walk
Enjoy a walk with your four-legged companion. Follow the trail past the location of the Rock Quarry Dog Park, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and the beautiful scenery of Rock Quarry Park. You’ll learn many fun facts along the way. The walk will be approximately 1 mile. All finishers will receive a small keepsake.

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

Rabies Vaccinations & Microchip Clinic
Affordable Animal Care will be on site to administer rabies vaccinations ($10) and microchip services ($25; includes one year membership).

Canine Food Drive
Help us support local shelter dogs by donating dog food and treats to Animal Protection Society of Durham. Dry food, canned food, and treats will gladly be accepted. Please do not donate rawhide chews.

Get Involved

Interested in volunteering at Barktoberfest? Visit our special event registration page through Ivolunteer.

Become a vendor! Vendor applications will be accepted until October 7, or until all spaces are filled.

For information, contact Michelle Burger at or 919-560-4355, ext. 27212.

Thank you to our 2016 Sponsors!

Silver Paw Sponsor

Two Men And A Truck
Bronze Paw Sponsors

  • Camp Bow Wow Chapel Hill
  • Camp Bow Wow Raleigh
  • Eno Animal Hospital
  • Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice
  • North Paw Animal Hospital
  • Affordable Animal Care
  • U-Dirty Dog Self Wash Spa
  • Top Dog Training and Resort
Pup's Best Friend Sponsor

  • flexi
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.