Fun for the Entire Family

Barktoberfest is a family and pet friendly event that has activities for the whole family!

On Saturday, Octcober 27,2018, 10,000+ area animal lovers will converge on Community Maritime Park for one of Pensacola's most beloved events - Barktoberfest. Pensacola Humane Society will host animal welfare organizations from across the Gulf Coast. Attendees will see all of their favorite Pensacola rescues along with Gulf Coast animal sanctuaries, preserves, and shelters. PHS will have the Humane Express full of adoptable animals looking for their furrever families, non-profit organizations of all shapes and sizes will be out sharing their important missions, and local businesses will be hosting prize drawings and give aways throughout the day! Local eateries and food trucks will keep you full, and the ECUA Quench Buggy will make sure everyone - 4- legged and 2-legged - stays hydrated.

Always a huge Barktoberfest hit are the Costume Contests on the main stage in the pavillion. Owners and their pets will go paw to paw in a heated competition to see who has what it takes to become one of contest winners! Categories include Best Costume, Best Owner + Pet Costumes (both child and adult), and more! 

Weiner Dog Races and Small Dog Races - Always a hit, these fun races are a Barktoberfest staple brought to you by The Rescued Rescuers. Make sure you stop by the racetrack to watch the action!

Obedience and Agitlity Demonstrations - Every 45 minutes area trainers, organizations, and clubs show off their amazing skills!