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Event Description

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 30 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 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 recieve a t-shirt, please purchase your t-shirt before August 14th. 


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.

Drink Beer. Save Animals.

Join us all summer leading up to Pawtoberfest by drinking a beer for a great cause! Happy Tails Happy Hours are happening at local breweries around town and $1 of each beer sold goes right back to the homeless pets at HSPPR. 

See all of the Happy Tails Happy Hour events HERE.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors

Festival Sponsors

In-Kind Sponsors

Media Sponsors

Fox21
The Gazette

Festival Tasting Glass Sponsor