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Vibe Credit Union presents Barktoberfest, an Oktoberfest celebration where dogs are invited to participate in fun activities throughout the weekend. The event will take place in Memorial Park (13 Mile & Woodward Ave) in Royal Oak on September 10 & 11 from 11am – 6pm. Hosted by the Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce and 360 Event Productions, this event is centered around craft beer, live music, pet-related shopping, lure coursing and contests.
Many dogs love the thrill of the chase! Lucky Dogs Lure Coursing will be on-site both days. The object to the game is to catch the lure! Bring your pup to join in on the fun. Open during event hours. *additional fee
It’s not every day you can enjoy great eats and listen to live music with hundreds of dogs! It wouldn’t be an Oktoberfest celebration without ice cold seasonal brews and cocktails from Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Makers Mark.
Music Line Up:
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Just 2 Guitars
3 p.m. – 6 p.m. – Cody Boggs Band
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Andy Patalan
3 p.m. – 6 p.m. -Back Street Affair
Barktoberfest will feature over 30 pet related vendors featuring pet fashions, unique gifts, homemade goods, dog food companies and much more.
Guests 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, Corgi, Chihuahua and Wiener Dog Races. Registrations for these contests take place each day at the DJ booth on the main stage. Prizes, donated by participating sponsors and exhibitors, will be given out during the weekend.
Contest Schedule
12:30 p.m. Costume Contest
2:00 p.m. Best Trick
2:15 p.m. Small Dog Run (15 lbs. and under)
4:00 p.m. Weiner Dog Race
4:15 p.m. Chihuahua Race
12:30 p.m. Costume Contest
2:00 p.m. Pug Run
2:15 p.m. Corgi Race
4:30 p.m. Weiner Dog Race
4:45 pm Puppy Dash (6 months and under)
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 Oliver’s Foundation.
Barktoberfest Royal Oak could not be made possible without the support from Vibe Credit Union, Powers Distributing, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Makers Mark, Premier Pet Supplies, Citizens Bank, Hudson & Muma, Patt’s Word Art, JAG in Detroit, Auto Owners Insurance,
Jim Shaffer, PetPeople By Hollywood Feed, VCA, IKEA, 94.7 WCSX, 96.3 WDVD & 93.1 New Country.
For additional information, visit www.RoyalOakChamber.com; www.360eventproductions.com or Facebook page @BarktoberfestRO

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