Saturday, September 24, 2016
The Festival: 10:30am-7:00pm
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.
- 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
2016 Music Schedule in the Show Barn
- 11:00-12:00 PM: Gary Smallwood
- 12:30-1:30 PM: Kitty and the Fat Cats
- 2:00-3:00 PM: Julie Says No
- 3:30-4:30 PM: The Hannah Juliette Band
- 5:00-6:00 PM: Dave Weaver
- 6:30-7:30 PM: Slyppd Dysk
- 8:00-9:00 PM: Mike P. Ryan
- 9:30-10:30 PM: Rough Draught Band
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