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

Festival for the Animals

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Registration and Check-in for 1.5mile & .5 Mile Walk for the Animals

9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. | Registration Tent * Main Driveway Entrance

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

Welcome and Walk Kick-off

10:00 a.m. Main Stage

The Walk for the Animals

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

Furtastic Family Fun Zone

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

Bounce House sponsored by Howard Hanna

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

Food Vendors

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

Fundraising Awards

10:40 a.m. | Main Stage

Dog Costume Contest, sponsored by Lori's Natural Foods

10:50 a.m. | Main Stage | Sign Up Today!

Live Performance by The DAWGS

11:05 a.m. | Main Stage

Hot Diggity Dog Hot Dog Bobbing Contest 

11:55 a.m. | Main Stage | Sign Up Today! 

Reading of Noodle and the No Bones Day by author Jonathan Graziano

12:15 p.m. | Main Stage

Live Performance by The DAWGS

12:30 p.m. | Main Stage

Book Signing and Pawtographing of Noodle and the No Bones Day 

12:30 - 2:00 p.m. | Book Signing Tent

Pup Pie Eating Contest 

1:30 p.m. | Main Stage | Sign Up Today! 

Raffle Prize Drawings

Time TBD | Raffle Tent



Pulls for Paws Raffle and Auction Donors

Amundson Awaysis, Rick and Diane Amundson

Colonial Belle

Garden Factory

GreenSpark Solar

Hegedorns Market

ISmash Rochester

MacKenzie -Childs LLC

Memorial Art Gallery

Pat Daniels

Pittsford Pub

Rochester Museum & Science Center

The Strong National Museum of Play



Food Vendors

Rustic Taco Truck

Ludwig's Restaurant

Donuts Delite

Salvatore's Pizza

Molly V's Ice Cream Truck