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 23, 2021
3 p.m.-6 p.m.
Durham Central Park
501 Foster Street
Masks are strongly recommended outdoors for unvaccinated individuals in crowded areas and higher-risk settings where social distancing is difficult.
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.
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!
Participants will have an opportunity to purchase a special photo of their canine friend taken by a local photographer.
We will collect canine food donations for Durham dogs in need.
Browse and shop for pet-related items from many local canine businesses.
Learn more about local adoption and foster organizations. You may even find their new best friend!
Non Food vendors interested in attending Barktoberfest can submit a Vendor Application.
Events may be canceled in the case of severe inclement weather.
For event information, email Amy Pehowic or call 919-560-4355, ext. 27212.