Barktoberfest 2019 - Durham, NC | Kids Out and About Research Triangle

Barktoberfest 2019 - Durham, NC

*The event has already taken place on this date: Sat, 10/26/2019
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.

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 BellezzaStuft, and Mama Voula's will be on site throughout the event.

*Times, dates, and prices of any activity posted to our calendars are subject to change. Please be sure to click through directly to the organization’s website to verify.


Durham Central Park
501 Foster Street
Durham, NC, 27701
United States


(919) 560-4355
Contact name: 
Tammy Brown
Email address: 
The event has already taken place on this date: 
3 PM - 6 PM