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Don't miss out on the chance to relive the furry and fabulous moments of Pawtoberfest!
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If you did not pick up your Pawtoberfest merchandise at the festival, please email events@hsppr.org to coordinate a pickup time.

 

September 16, 2023
Bear Creek Regional Park

Dogs and beer! Pawtoberfest is one of Colorado's ONLY dog-friendly festivals, featuring craft brew and spirit tastings with over 20 beverage partners, a 2-mile dog walk, pet-friendly vendors, music, pet contests, activities for the whole family, and plenty of scrumptious food from local food trucks!

Pawtoberfest brings animal lovers and dogs together for an important purpose - to help Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region care for thousands of lost, abandoned, abused, and unwanted pets, giving them a second chance.

Our Dog Walk will take place at Bear Creek Regional Park - EAST at the Norris Penrose South Lot and will begin at 9 a.m. Participants may walk the 2-mile Dog Walk at their leisure between the hours of 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. The Festival will take place at Bear Creek Regional Park West and starts at 10 a.m. with shuttle bus service from the parking lot to the festival starting at 9:30 a.m.

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT T-SHIRTS:
T-shirts are NOT included in ticket price and are available as an additional add-on purchase. To ensure you receive a t-shirt, please purchase your t-shirt before August 14th. 

2023 T-SHIRTS ARE SOLD OUT. 


IMPORTANT PARKING INFORMATION

All parking is at Norris Penrose Event Center's parking lot, 1045 Lower Gold Camp Rd, Colorado Springs, 80905.  The Walk starts near the parking lot and ends at the Festival. Dog-friendly shuttle buses will start at 9:30 a.m. and run throughout the day from the Norris Penrose parking lot to the Festival at Bear Creek Regional Park (West) for those wishing to skip the walk and proceed directly to the Festival. Click on Event Info for more information. Disability parking is available in the parking lot adjacent to the festival at Bear Creek Park-West, see a security guard for entry. A shuttle car is available for those with mobility issues or who are unable to ride on a bus, see parking lot attendant.

ID REQUIRED FOR CRAFT BEER AND SPIRITS TASTING.

PLEASE LEAVE AGGRESSIVE DOGS, AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR, AND WEAPONS AT HOME. ALL DOGS MUST REMAIN LEASHED AT ALL TIMES.

To ensure the safety of all attendees, there will be a bag check procedure in place for large bags. Outside alcohol or weapons of any kind will NOT be allowed within the festival premises. Large bags subjected to the back check would include backpacks, large purses, duffle bags, etc. 

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$200,000.00

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Get Involved!

Pawtoberfest 2023 features 3 contests for you and your pup to strut your stuff. Make sure the Contest Booth is your first stop - spots are limited so sign up early! Top 3 winners of each contest will take home a prize! Contests include:

Pooch Smooch

Owner/Pet Look-A-Like

Best Trick

Take your support to the next level by creating a fundraising team! With your help, we can make an even bigger impact on the lives of homeless, abused, and neglected animals in the Pikes Peak Region. 

Top 3 fundraising Teams and top 3 fundraising Individuals will be recognized with a prize! Click on the 'teams' tab for more info! 

 

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors

Brews & Spirits Sponsors

Fences Sponsor

Portable Toilets Sponsor

Festival Sponsors

Festival Tasting Glass Sponsor

Media Sponsors

Fox21
The Gazette

In-Kind Sponsors

Vendor Booth Plus