Join Channel 955 at Barktoberfest in Royal Oak on Sunday September 16th from 1pm until 3pm!
Barktoberfest Royal Oak, is an Octoberfest celebration where dogs are invited to participate in fun activities throughout the weekend. The event will take place in Memorial Park (13 & Woodward) on September 15 & 16 from 11a.m – 6p.m. Hosted by the Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce, this event is centered around craft beer and music and will feature pet-related shopping and contests.
Barktoberfest encourages residents to leash up their dogs and come out to the park for a destination event that owners and their four-legged friends can enjoy together.
The weekend will be filled with live music from local favorites The Orbitsuns, The Gasoline Gypsies, Joe Jaber & the Last Divide and Mad Rabbit. Plus, The Highland Travelers, a Bluegrass band from Tennessee, will be closing out the festival on Sunday. The band is a mix of traditional Bluegrass with a modern twist of foot stompin’ fun!
There will be mouthwatering Barbeque from Hog Wild BBQ and ice cold brews from River Rouge Brewing Company, ROAK Brewing Co and Rochester Mills. Plus, plenty of water bowls for the thirsty pups.
Barktoberfest will feature over 30 pet related vendors featuring pet fashions, unique gifts, homemade goods, dog food companies and much more.
Residents are encouraged to bring their dogs (on a 6 ft. or shorter leash) to the event so that their furry friends can enjoy the sounds and entertainment and perhaps even compete in the Pug Run, Costume Contest, or Wiener Dog Races. New this year, is the Ugliest Dog Contest. Does your dog have a face only a mother can love? Well that mug just might win you six months of Dog Food from Pet Supplies Plus!
Registrations for these contests take place each day at the Chamber information booth. Prizes, donated by participating sponsors and exhibitors, will be given out during the weekend. Barktoberfest Royal Oak has a small entrance fee for hours of fun -- $5 per person, with children 10 and under free. A portion of gate proceeds will benefit Detroit Dog Rescue and the Royal Oak Animal Shelter.