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October 28, 2023
3:30 pm - 6:30 pm


Durham Parks & Recreation
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Durham Central Park
501 Foster Street
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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(919) 794-8194
October 28, 2023 @ 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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!

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

A Dog’s Canvas Bakie’s Doggie Boutique Black Dog Crafts Brinkley’s Canine Supplies Carolina Biscuit Co. Davis Mystery Dice
Dogs N Digs DOGSNOG Domestic Doodles Dunn Design Boutique Durham Parks Foundation
EXP Realty Farmina Finn & Flops Five Freedoms Photography
Greyhounds in MotionGrowling Davis 23 Handsome Hound Dog Treats
Hannah’s Dog Supplies
Lola Louie Co.LovebyLesha Luvlee Candle Mutt Stuff MVP Tie-Dyes Nana’s Bandanas Newday Veterinary Care Pawsitive Creations The Dabba Company
The Dog Mom’s ClosetThe 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.
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Event Contact

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