Dogs and beer! Pawtoberfest is one of Colorado's ONLY dog-friendly festivals, featuring a craft brews and spirits tasting, a 2-mile dog walk, more than 75 sponsors and pet-friendly vendors, 27 beverage partners, music, agility demonstrations, pet contests, activities for the whole family and plenty of scrumptious food from local food trucks! All proceeds benefit the homeless and abused animals at Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region. Please note, tickets are required.


Tickets will be available at the gate on event day. See event day pricing below.

Includes unlimited tasting, commemorative tasting glass and T-shirt, walk & festival entry. ID required for craft beer and spirits tasting. Non-alcoholic beverages available.

T-shirts are not guaranteed for day-of registrants; pre-registration is strongly encouraged.

Includes T-shirt, walk & festival entry, kids activities, pet contests & more. Non-alcoholic beverages available.

No T-shirt included. Registration not required. Non-alcoholic beverages available. Dog walk, kids activities, pet contests & more with paid adult admission.

All Parking at Norris Penrose Overflow Lot

FREE dog-friendly shuttles run throughout the day from the Norris Penrose overflow lot to the walk start and festival.

Walk Shuttles 8:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
(walk starts promptly at 10:00 a.m.)

Festival Shuttles: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Event Schedule


Dog Walk Registration and T-shirt Pickup Opens
Bear Creek Nature Center

Dog Walk Starts (2-mile trail to festival)
Bear Creek Nature Center

Festival Opens (T-shirt pickup for non-dog walk participants)

Food Truck Food Court Opens
Bear Creek Regional Park

Craft Beer and Spirits Tasting Begins

Free Dunkin Donuts for everyone! "Donut & Beer Pairings" with our taste experts in the Beer Garden.

Free Starbucks drinks for everyone!

Free Carl's Jr tastes in the Beer Garden area
Bear Creek Regional Park

Top Fundraising & Team  Awards Presentation

Main Stage, Bear Creek Regional Park

Pet Contests: Costume, Pooch Smooch, Pet/Owner Look-a-Like
Main Stage, Bear Creek Regional Park

Craft Beer and Spirits Tasting Ends
Bear Creek Regional Park

Festival Closes

Bear Creek Regional Park

Walk Start (No Parking)

Bear Creek Nature Center

Festival (No Parking)

Bear Creek Regional Park