Dogs, craft beer, music and more at Barktoberfest in Royal Oak!

Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Memorial Park

The Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce invites you to discover Barktoberfest, a fall festival for dogs and their people. Centered around locally-brewed craft beer and music, this is the most dog-friendly event in town! 

Barktoberfest encourages you to leash up your pooch pal and come out to enjoy a locally brewed beer, food and live music while you browse vendor booths with everything from pet-related products to locally made crafts to bottlecap creations and cool wearables for craft beer collectors. Dogs can compete in the Howl-a-ween Costume Contest, Weiner Dog Race, and More. 

So bring your BFF -- human or canine -- for an afternoon of food, shopping, fun, music, and oh yeah ... locally brewed beer. $5 entry fee (10 and under free) and IDs are required. Live entertainment, food, dog contests and shopping -- centered around locally-brewed craft beer -- make this a fun event for all ages!

Memorial Park, located at 13 Mile Road and Woodward Avenue

Date/Time Information:
Saturday, September 15 and Sunday, September 16 from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

$5 per person, children under 10 free

Lineup of Events:
Register for all contests on side stage with our awesome DJ, Ric Pruneda! Everyone must be registered 15 minutes prior to each contest start time.

Saturday, Sept 15
11:00 a.m. Gates Open 
12:00 p.m. Best Trick Contest 
12:30 p.m Joe Jaber and The Last Divide
2:00 p.m. Costume Contest
2:45 p.m Chihuahua Race
3:00 p.m. Mad Rabbit
6:00 p.m. Close

Sunday, Sept 16
11:00 a.m. Gates Opens 
11:30 a.m. The Gasoline Gypsies
1:00 p.m Ugliest Dog Contest
1:15 p.m The Highland Travelers
2:00 p.m. Costume Contest 
3:00 p.m Weiner Dog Race
3:15 p.m Pug Run
4:00 p.m Orbitsuns
6:00 p.m Close



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