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Oct 10

Peninsula SPCA Celebrates Barktoberfest

Posted on October 10, 2017 at 9:28 AM by Communications Department

10-10 barktoberYou and your pets are invited to Mariners’ Museum and Park Saturday, October 21 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. for Barktoberfest 2017. Barktoberfest (formerly Paws for a Cause) is the Peninsula SPCA’s annual fundraiser to benefit homeless animals. This year’s event  is taking on a new look and feel by adding a fall festival. In addition to the annual “Paws for a Cause Dog Walk,” spend the day enjoying live music, games, shopping, hayrides, visiting with local animal rescues and much more. Regional micro-breweries are providing craft brew tastings in the Bow-Wow Beer Garden and guests can partake in an exciting costume parade and contest for pets and owners, with great prizes!  

10-10 barktober 2Those interested in participating in the dog walk must register for the event. The fee to participate is $20 per person through October 17 then the price increases to $25. Click here to register for the walk online. General admission for the event is $5 per person or buy 3 and get 1 free (does not include shirt or beer tasting). Children 6 and under are free (shirts are $6 – while supplies last). Beer tasting tickets are $25 per person and also include general admission and a souvenir pint glass. Guests interested in participating in all of the day’s festivities can purchase the Barktoberfest Package for $35. This includes general admission, dog walk, t-shirt(while supplies last), beer tasting ticket, and souvenir pint glass. 

All proceeds from the event benefit the animals and programs of the Peninsula SPCA. For more information about Barktoberfest, visit or call 757-595-1399.