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!
Dress up your pup for a chance to show off their favorite costume and win one of our contests.
|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|
Participants will have an opportunity to purchase a special photo of their canine friend taken by Assorted Poppies Photo.
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.
Browse and shop for pet-related items from many local canine businesses.
2023 Barktoberfest Vendors:
Bakie's Doggie Boutique
Better Realty Binky & Bell
Black Dog Crafts
Brinkley’s Canine Supplies
Carolina Biscuit Co.
Dogs N Digs
Dunn Design Boutique
Durham Parks Foundation
Finn & Flops
Five Freedoms Photography
Growling Davis 23
Handsome Hound Dog Treats
Newday Veterinary Care
The Dabba Company
The Dog Moms of Durham
Ulti-Mutt Wags and Play
Whiskers, Wags & Wares
Wyrm & Watson
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
Perfectly Imperfect Pups
Rainbow, Rescue & Retreat
Beer and food will be available for purchase. 100% of beer sales benefit Beyond Fences.
2023 Barktoberfest Food Vendors:
Stuffyman’s Vegan Stuff
Barktoberfest is a rain or shine event. In the case of severe inclement weather, events may be canceled.
For event information, email Amy Pehowic or call 919-560-4355, ext. 27212.