2021 Barktoberfest – Dog Walk & Festival

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Saturday, October 9, 2021 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.


We are thrilled to be back in DOWNTOWN HAMPTON this year at Mill Point Park situated on Downtown Hampton’s beautiful waterfront!

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VIP Parking is included in festival admission in the Harbor Center garage on the corner of Eaton and Settlers Landing Road, adjacent to the festival area. Additional free parking is available throughout Downtown Hampton. 


What IS Barktoberfest?i-8MHzvpJ-S

Barktoberfest (formerly Paws for a Cause) is the Peninsula SPCA’s annual fundraiser to benefit homeless animals! Bring your pup for . . LIVE MUSICBEER TASTINGDOG WALKVENDORSRESCUESBOBBING FOR TENNIS BALLSDOG CAKE WALKAND OUR AMAZING COSTUME CONTEST FOR PEOPLE AND PETS – with CASH PRIZES!!

And as always, all proceeds will benefit the animals and programs of the Peninsula SPCA.


 Festival admission:

Purchase tickets in advance at a discount and to ensure you receive an exclusive Barktoberfest T-shirt. 

Adults: $15, Child (Ages 5 to 12): $10
Includes: exclusive Barktoberfest T-shirt, event admission including live music, vendors, costume contest, dog walk & activities, goody bag with cool stuff and TWO raffle tickets. Now through Sept. 30

Barktoberfest Package: $35 (ages 21 & up)
The whole darn thing! includes Bow-Wow beer tasting ticket, souvenir glass, exclusive Barktoberfest T-shirt, event admission with live music, vendors, costume contest, dog walk & activities, goody bag with cool stuff and TWO raffle tickets.   
Now through Sept. 30 (register in advance – limited supply of glasses!)

VIP Table: $500 (ages 21 & up)
New this year! Get your pack together and be treated to VIP status with a table for 10 in the VIP area. Includes table with snacks, 10 admissions to the festival, 10 Bow-wow beer tasting tickets, 10 souvenir glasses, 10 exclusive Barktoberfest T-shirts, 20 raffle tickets, and 10 goody bags stuffed with coupons and cool stuff.


Event Timeline: Live Music and Activities

More details coming

Festival Activities:i-mMsTctt-S

    • Live music – Lost Soul Society with Special Guests  
    • Food Vendors
    • Bow-Wow Beer Garden with Craft Brew Tastings -presented by Peninsula Animal Referral Center
      • Featuring:
         Alewerks Brewing, Bull Island Brewing, Caiseal, Sly Clyde Cider works, St George Brewing  and That Damn Mary Brewing Co 
      • Dog Star Vodka tastings from Blue Skies Distillery
    • Costume Contest and Parade for pets and owners with cash prizes + more!
      • CASH prizes!  Pets only category:  1st place:  $30, 2nd place: $20, 3rd place: $10!
      • Pets & People category:  1st place: $75, 2nd place: $50, 3rd place: $25
    • Pet contests and activities:  Dog Cake Walk – musical chairs style, peanut butter eating contest, cupcake eating contest, Bobbing for Tennis Balls, and Reverse limbo for small dogs and big dogs
  • Local Animal Rescues
  • Canine & Pet CPR Demonstrations with Pawsitive Attitudes
  • Vendors and Artisans
  • Dog Walk along Downtown Hampton’s beautiful waterfront and through the historic district all to benefit the PSPCA Animals!

Volunteer Opportunities

We have a number of volunteer opportunities for individuals and organizations before and on the day of the event. 

Sign Up To Volunteer!

Sponsorship OpportunitiesState Farm

We invite you to become a sponsor for this event that will attract animal lovers from across the region! Our sponsorship opportunities offer businesses advertising opportunities. If you don’t see something that suits your organization, let us know and we’ll be happy to build a package just for you! More about our sponsorship opportunities.

Vendor and Exhibitor Informationi-9LqHdvz-M

The Peninsula SPCA welcomes any local business or non-profit organization to set up a booth at Barktoberfest. This event targets SPCA supporters and animals lovers from across the Peninsula. We hope you will join us for this spectacular event!

Vendor application HERE


We love all of our fellow non-profits and rescues and we appreciate everything they do in our community, especially to help homeless animals! Non-profits can register to receive a free 10 X 10′ booth space at Barktoberfest. Rescues may bring adoptable pets and information to distribute regarding their organization. It’s a great way to enjoy the event and get in front of a lot of animal lovers! Contact Jodi Dean at Jodi@peninsulaspca.org for information on signing up. 


Thanks to our sponsors