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Event Info:

Get your tails waggin' for Barktober Fest 2013—the premier event for pet lovers! Join us on September 21st for the 5-mile race (view race map) or the 1.5 mile nature walk and help raise $130,000 to support homeless and abused animals in the Greater Rochester community.

In addition to the race and walk, the day-long festival includes dog competitions, vendor booths, kid's activities, food, demonstrations and more.

Event Location:
Lollypop Farm and Egypt Park in Fairport, NY

Need directions? Click here for a map


Event Schedule:

7:00 - 8:15 a.m. - 5-mile Race Registration and Check-in
Entrance to Egypt Park

9/21/2013

8:30 a.m. - 5-MILE RACE BEGINS
Entrance to Egypt Park on Victor Road

9/21/2013

9:00 – 10:30 a.m. - Registration and Check in for Walk for the Animals
Egypt Park Parking Lot

9/21/2013

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. - Animal Contest Sign-Up
Kiosk near Main Stage in Egypt Park
Sign up for contests happening at 1:00 p.m.

9/21/2013

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. - FESTIVAL FOR THE ANIMALS
Egypt Park
See the list of activities below for you, your pets, and the kids!

9/21/2013

10:00 a.m. - RACE MEDAL CEREMONY
Main Stage in Egypt Park

9/21/2013

11:00 a.m. - WALK FOR THE ANIMALS BEGINS
Balloon Arch in Egypt Park
Make sure to catch the Ribbon Cutting and the Shelter Dog Paws Applause along the walk!

9/21/2013

12:15 – 1:00 p.m. - Sinzibukwud
Live Band on the Main Stage

9/21/2013

1:00 p.m. - FUNDRAISING AWARDS & ANIMAL CONTESTS: Hot Dog Bobbing and Costume
Main Stage in Egypt Park
Sign up at the kiosk near the Main Stage, 9 am – 1 pm.

9/21/2013

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. - Sinzibukwud
Live Band on the Main Stage

9/21/2013

Festival Activities

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
(unless otherwise noted)

Egypt Park (Corner of 31 and Victor Road)

9/21/2013

Animal Contest Sign-Up - Kiosk near Main Stage
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Sign up for contests happening at 1:00 p.m., $5 each: Hot Dog Bobbing and Costume Contest.

9/21/2013

Doggie Day Spa by Dirty Hairy - North of Tennis Courts
Offering a variety of grooming services to help your dog look their best. Free with a donation to Lollypop Farm.

9/21/2013

Agility Fun Runs - Central Bark
Be sure to sign up so you and your dog can try out our exciting agility course.

9/21/2013

Pet Portraits - Near Balloon Arch
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Get a keepsake of this special day with your family, friends, and pets for just $15!

9/21/2013

Tail Waggin’ Team Photos - Near Balloon Arch
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Commemorate the day with your Tail Waggin’ Team – stop by anytime for your photo!

9/21/2013

Microchipping Clinic - North side of Tennis Courts
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.: For just $30, Lollypop Farm’s clinic staff will microchip your pet.

9/21/2013

Agility Demonstrations - North of Tennis Courts
Noon & 2:00 p.m.: Be amazed by the way dogs can navigate the course! (15 minute demonstrations)

9/21/2013

Humane Society Law Enforcement Department - Near Main Stage
Stop by for a meet-and-greet with our investigators.

9/21/2013

Bone Appétit Food Court - Next to Central Bark
Dine on hot dogs and hamburgers—and vegan options too! Sip a soft drink or try a beer from Three Heads Brewing.

9/21/2013

Flea Market - Tennis Courts
Come take a look at all the goodies we have for sale!
All proceeds benefit shelter pets.

9/21/2013

Kissing Booth - Central Bark
Get smooched by one of our Pet Assisted Therapy dogs for a suggested donation of $1.

9/21/2013

The Kid Zone - Central Bark
Check out our area just for kids with bouncy houses, face painting, making cat toys or animal ears, and more!

9/21/2013

Vendors Galore - Sponsor/Vendor Village in Central Bark
Browse and shop with our vendors and sponsors under the tents!

9/21/2013
Fees:
Walker: $30.00
Walk our 1.5-mile nature trail and bring your pet, too! Once participant has raised $50 or more, they are eligible for free Official Barktober Fest 2013 T-Shirt.

Walker + T-Shirt: $50.00
Walk our 1.5-mile nature trail and bring your pet, too! Plus an Official Barktober Fest 2013 T-Shirt.

Runner: $25.00
Run our USATF-certified 5-mile race (view race map). New this year registration fee includes Official Barktober Fest 2013 T-Shirt!

Couch Potato: $30.00
Can't make it? Want to sleep in? You can still help raise funds in support of Barktober Fest! Once participant has raised $50 or more, they are eligible for free Official Barktober Fest 2013 T-Shirt.

Couch Potato + T-Shirt: $50.00
Can't make it? Want to sleep in? You can still help raise funds in support of Barktober Fest! Plus an Official Barktober Fest 2013 T-Shirt.

Rewards:

  
Participant Level
$1000 ($1,000.00 + ) 
Raise at least $1000 to receive the Official Barktober Fest hooded sweatshirt.

   

$500 ($500.00 + ) 
Raise at least $500 to receive this BPA-free sports water bottle! Berries, lemon slices, and cucumbers can be placed into the screw-apart fruit infuser to add some flavor to your hydration!

   

$250 ($250.00 + ) 
Raise at least $250 to have the opportunity to name a shelter dog or cat. We'll honor your name choice with a credit in the online pet profile and on the profile at the shelter. Help give a homeless pet a great start at a second chance!


   

$50 ($50.00 + ) 
Raise at least $50 to receive the Official Barktober Fest 2013 short-sleeved t-shirt.

   

Top Fundraiser Awards  

Individual fundraisers are also eligible for the following top prizes!

  • First: ASUS Nexus7 Tablet

  • Second: Kindle Fire HD


  • Third: Timex Unisex Digital Fitness Heart Rate Monitor Watch

   

  
Team Level
Paw Star Qualifying Teams ($2,500.00 + ) 
Can your Tail Waggin' team (of any size) raise at least $2500 by September 1st? If so, your team will become a Paw Star qualifier, where each member of your team will receive great event day perks. Reach for the stars and become a Barktober Fest Paw Star team!
  • An Official Barktober Fest 2013 short-sleeved t-shirt for every member of your team.
  • Team photo taken at the event.
  • Enhanced goodie bags.
  • Paw Star Wristband
       

    Top Overall Team Fundraiser Prize  
    In addition to the individual prizes each member of your team can win, the top Paw Star Team that raises the most money is eligible for a fantastic team prize too!
    • Banner designating you as the 2013 Top Paw Star Team displayed at Barktober Fest 2014.
    • Private VIP Team Tent in a key location at Barktober Fest 2014.
    • Leader of the Pack status to kick off and lead the Barktober Fest 2014 walk.
    • Recognition on the Lollypop Farm website and in an issue of the weekly email newsletter.
       

    Tail Waggin' Teams  
    Your Tail Waggin' Team can be comprised of co-workers, friends, family or neighbors! They can be walkers, runners or "couch potatoes," or any combination of the three! Come join the fun and start a team. All teams are eligible for a free team photo and if your team raises at least $2,500 by September 1st you become a "Paw Star" team and benefit from special perks on event day.
       

      





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