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Durham Parks and Recreation and Beyond Fences 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.


Saturday, October 28, 2023
3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Durham Central Park
501 Foster Street

Rain or Shine!

Dachshunds with T-Shirts
Presented By Durham Parks and Recreation and Beyond Fences

Event Attractions

Costume Contest

Dress up your pup for a chance to show off their favorite costume and win one of our contests. 

Schedule of Events

3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.Durham Divas 'n Dude Performance 
3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Mighty Messengers of Soul
4:45 p.m.
Individual Costume Contest
5:30 p.m.Group Costume Contest

Photo Booth

Participants will have an opportunity to purchase a special photo of their canine friend taken by Assorted Poppies Photo

Canine Food Drive

Bring a bag of dog food to drop off at the Beyond Fences booth! Beyond Fences provides free food to pet owners in need here in Durham. 

Pet Market

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

2023 Barktoberfest Vendors: 

Backpack Butter 
Bakie's Doggie Boutique 
Better Realty Binky & Bell 
Black Dog Crafts 
Brinkley’s Canine Supplies 
Carolina Biscuit Co. 
Dogs N Digs 
Domestic Doodles 
Dunn Design Boutique 
Durham Parks Foundation 
Finn & Flops 
Five Freedoms Photography 
Growling Davis 23 
Handsome Hound Dog Treats 
Luvlee Candle 
Mutt Stuff 
MVP Tie-Dyes 
Nana’s Bandanas 
Newday Veterinary Care 
Pawsitive Creations 
SouthPaw Treats 
The Dabba Company 
The Dog Moms of Durham 
Tess Studios 
Ulti-Mutt Wags and Play 
Whiskers, Wags & Wares 
Wyrm & Watson 

Local Canine Foster and Adoption Organizations

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

2023 Barktoberfest Animal Welfare Organizations: 

Animal Protection Society of Durham 
Carolina Boxer Rescue 
Charley’s K9 Rescue 
Freedom Ride Rescue 
PetsPals NC 
Perfectly Imperfect Pups 
Rainbow, Rescue & Retreat 

Beer and Food Sales

Beer and food will be available for purchase. 100% of beer sales benefit Beyond Fences.  

2023 Barktoberfest Food Vendors: 

Stuffyman’s Vegan Stuff 
Dessert Diva 

Event Cancellation Information

Barktoberfest is a rain or shine event. In the case of severe inclement weather, events may be canceled.

  • Call the weather line at 919-560-4636 and press Number 8 for the status of the event.
  • Visit Facebook and/or Twitter

Event Contact

For event information, email Amy Pehowic or call 919-560-4355, ext. 27212.

Thank you to our 2023 Barktoberfest Sponsors!

Platinum Sponsors

Dickerson Fencing Logo
Ponysaurus Brewery
Broadway Veterinary Hospital
Camp Bow Wow Logo
Poppies Photos
Unleashed The Dog and Cat Store

Gold Sponsors

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Urban Tails Vet Hospital
Sunny Acres Pet Resort