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Saturday, September 24, 2016

The Festival: 10:30am-7:00pm

GlowDOGGlow: 7-10:30pm 

Join fellow animal lovers at the Loudoun County Fairgrounds on Saturday, September 24th as Friends of Homeless Animals hosts its signature event, Barktoberfest: A Purrfect Pet Celebration. This year Friends of Homeless Animals is partnering with NOVADog to present Barktoberfest by Day and GlowDOGGlow by night.

Bring the whole family, including your beloved fur kids! We’ll be gathering from 10:30 am to 10:30 pm to listen to live music, play games (kids and dogs), shop from a variety of vendors, eat and drink some great food and beverages, watch canine demonstrations, participate in the GlowDOGGlow Walk and Race and much more --- all to help raise much needed funds to allow FOHA to continue its mission of rescuing and finding “forever” homes for homeless animals. 

Address of the Fairgrounds: 17558 Dry Mill Road, Leesburg VA


BARKTOBERFEST BY DAY AND GLOWDOGGLOW BY NIGHT - Thanks to our Top Dog Sponsor Stohlman's Automotive Group 

THE FEST: Activities and Fun for All Ages

  • Live Music
  • Fabulous Food 
  • Animal Communicator
  • Wine Tasting
  • Pet Contests and Prizes: 
    • Best Costume, Best Kisser, Best Singer, Owner/Pet Look-a-like, Best Trick
  • Games for Dogs
  • Games for Kids
  • Kitty Corner for the FOHA Cats and Feline Vendors
  • Canine Demonstrations
  • Vendors and Artisans
  • Silent Auction (in Sykes Hall)
  • Raffle Baskets
  • FOHA Pets for Adoption
  • and more...

We are excited about adding a great evening event, GlowDOGGlow, to the Barktoberfest festival. Registration is now open.  

Fetch your sneakers and your furry friend for the GlowDOGGlow Walk and Race. There are many ways to participate in the Glow DOG Glow event. Register today and join walkers who will be raising money to support our mission of saving abandoned, abused and neglected cats and dogs! You can walk with or without a dog, in memory of a beloved pet, or in honor of your cat.
  • Join as an individual walker (with or without your dog) and collect donations and pledges from friends and family.
  • Form a Pack (great for groups, families or companies) and work toward fundraising goals together.
  • Be a member of the Cat Nappers/Let Sleeping Dogs Lie club and collect donations for your cat or dog that is unable to participate.  
  • Early Bird Registration fees:
    • 1 Human (includes 1 dog) $39
    • 2 Humans (includes 2 dogs) $59
    • Family (2 adults, 4 children, 2 dogs) $79
Each registration includes admission to the race for the number of humans and dogs you select.  All registrants will receive 2 drink tickets for use during the after party. Participants over 21 will receive a wristband that will allow access to adult beverages if they choose.  The after party includes live entertainment, a Bark Bar for the pups and light snacks for racers.

2016 Music Schedule in the Show Barn


2016 Pet Contest Schedule

All contest are for dogs unless otherwise noted. Free to enter! 

  • 12:00 PM: Best Trick
  • 12:30 PM: Best Kisser
  • 1:00 PM: Best Tail Wagger
  • 1:30 PM: FOHA Parade of Pets for Adoption
  • 2:00 PM: Fastest Fetch
  • 2:30 PM: Best Singer
  • 3:30 PM: FOHA Parade of Pets for Adoption
  • 4:00 PM: Owner Pet Look Alike (Dog & Human contest)
  • 4:30 PM: Pet Costume Contest
  • 5:00 PM: Best Kisser
  • 5:30 PM: Best Tail Wagger
  • 6:00 PM: Best Trick
  • 6:45 PM: Glowiest Dog

2016 Dog Demos By:

  • Canine Copilots Nose Work 
  • Lead with Fun
  • Search and Rescue
  • Virginia Foxtrotters