Barktober Fest

Barktober Fest is the festival you don’t want to miss! Didn’t register at the Walk for the Animals? No problem! You won’t get your exclusive t-shirt but you can still come to the festival and enjoy contests, food vendors, retail vendors, live music, a Furtastic Family Fun Zone, and a special guest!

There is no fee for the festival, so come have fun with us! 

Special Guest: Noodle the Pug!

Lollypop Farm is excited to announce that Noodle the Pug and his human Jonathan Graziano (a Rochester native!) will be at Barktober Fest for a reading of his new book "Noodle and the No Bones Day." 

Live Music Performance: The Dawgs

Back again this year for more amazing entertainment is Rochester's Premier Rock and Roll fundraising band The Dawgs! 


Event Schedule

Registration and Check-in

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. | Registration Tent

Fall Themed Pet Photobooth 

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. | Pavilion | Pre-pay for your special memory!


9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Raffle Tent

The Walk for the Animals

10:00 a.m. | Start begins at the balloon columns

Festival for the Animals

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. | North Lot & Front Lawn

Furtastic Family Fun Zone

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. | Front Lawn

Bounce House sponsored by Howard Hanna

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. | Front Lawn

Kissing Booth 

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. | Shelter Lot

Food Vendors

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. | Shelter Lot

Live Music by The Dawgs 

Time TBD | Main Stage

Fundraising Awards

Time TBD | Main Stage

Dog Costume Contest 

Time TBD | Main Stage | Sign Up Today!

Hot Diggity Dog Contest 

Time TBD | Main Stage | Sign Up Today! 

Pup Pie Eating Contest 

Time TBD | Main Stage | Sign Up Today! 

Raffle Prize Drawings

Time TBD | Raffle Tent

Food Vendors

Rustic Taco Truck

Ludwig's Restaurant

Effortlessly Healthy