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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!

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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. 

Music Performance

3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Mighty Messengers of Soul

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.

Pet Market

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

Local Canine Foster and Adoption Organizations

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

Beer and Food Sales

Beer and food will be available for purchase.

Food Vendors

Food vendors interested in attending Barktoberfest can register online beginning Saturday, April 1, 2023. 

Non Food Vendors

Non-Food vendors interested in attending Barktoberfest can register online beginning Thursday, June 1, 2023.

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 2022 Barktoberfest Sponsors!

Platinum Sponsors

Dickerson Fencing Logo
Broadway Veterinary Hospital
Urban Tails Vet Hospital
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Ponysaurus Brewery
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Gold Sponsors

Sunny Acres Pet Resort
Jewelsmith, Inc.

Silver Sponsors

North Paw Animal Hospital
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Colony Park
Gailor Hunt Web logo
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Oak House Durham