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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 undeserved areas.


Saturday, October 26, 2019
Time: 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Durham Central Park, 501 Foster Street

Free event | Rain or Shine

A list of our raffle winners can be found on the Barktoberfest Facebook event page.

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. Local celebrity judges will determine the winner for each category. This year's costume contest categories are:

  • Best Individual Costume (Dog Only) - 4 p.m.
  • Best Group Costume - 5 p.m.

Music Performance

The Mighty Messengers of Soul will be playing from 3 p.m.-4 p.m. Join this Classic Soul Band that will get you on your feet!

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.

Fun Walk

Take a short stroll with your pup. The route will lead you through the park, and you’ll learn fun facts along the way.

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!


Purchase tickets for a chance to win great prizes! Proceeds will help enrich the lives of local dogs!

Beer and Food Sales

Beer and food will be available for purchase. Caffe Bellezza, Stuft, and Mama Voula's will be on site throughout the event.

Get Involved

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. Sponsorship applications are due by Friday, August 31, 2019.

For more information contact Amy Pehowic at 919-560-4355, ext. 27212.

Vendor Information

Non-food vendor opportunities are currently available. Vendor applications will be accepted through October 1, 2019 or until all spaces are filled. All food vendor opportunities are full.

Vendor Booth Fees City Resident Non-City Resident
Food Vendor - full for 2019! $25 $35
Non-food Vendor $25 $35

Non-food Vendors

All items being sold that are mass produced, reproduced, etc. Commercial businesses will be considered.

  • Visit our Active Net site to register online.
  • Review the information on the page and click the “add to cart” button.
  • If you have registered for any DPR event in the past you should already have an account. If you do not know your login information please click “Forgot your login name” or “Forgot your password”. If you are still having trouble logging in please call the DPR administration office at 919-560-4355.
  • If you are new and have never registered for any programs with DPR in the past, click "Create New Account" and follow the prompts.
  • Once you are at end of the process, you will pay for your booth space and your application will be forwarded on to staff. You will also have the ability to print and/or email your receipt for your records.

For more information, contact Amy Pehowic at 919-560-4355, ext. 27212.

Thank you to our 2019 Barktoberfest Sponsors!

Platinum Sponsors

Broadway Veterinary Hospital
Ponysaurus Brewery
Dickerson Fencing Logo
New Hope Animal Hospital
Surefire Photography

Gold Sponsors

Sunny Acres Pet Resort
Jewelsmith, Inc.
Camp Bow Wow Logo

Silver Sponsors

North Paw Animal Hospital
Triangle Veterinary Referral Hospitals Logo
Posh, The Salon Logo
Peak City Puppy and Dog Walkers Logo
Nelson and Company, P.A. Certified Public Accountants Logo
Cornwallis Road Animal Hospital and Creature Comforts Inn Logo
Top Dog Training and Resort Logo

Bronze Sponsors

Green Beagle Lodge
Southpoint Animal Hospital
Dog Stylists Inc.
Triangle Veterinary Hospital
All American Gutter Protection
Blue Note Grill
Shady Grove Pet Resort
Barnes Supply Company