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.
Lollypop Farm and Egypt Park in Fairport, NY
Need directions? Click here for a map
7:00 - 8:15 a.m. - 5-mile Race Registration and Check-in
Entrance to Egypt Park
8:30 a.m. - 5-MILE RACE BEGINS
Entrance to Egypt Park on Victor Road
9:00 – 10:30 a.m. - Registration and Check in for Walk for the Animals
Egypt Park Parking Lot
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.
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. -
FESTIVAL FOR THE ANIMALS
See the list of activities below for you, your pets, and the kids!
10:00 a.m. - RACE MEDAL CEREMONY
Main Stage in Egypt Park
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!
12:15 – 1:00 p.m. - Sinzibukwud
Live Band on the Main Stage
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.
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. - Sinzibukwud
Live Band on the Main Stage
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (unless otherwise noted)
Egypt Park (Corner of 31 and Victor Road)
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.
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.
Agility Fun Runs - Central Bark
Be sure to sign up so you and your dog can try out our exciting agility course.
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!
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!
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.
Agility Demonstrations - North of Tennis Courts
Noon & 2:00 p.m.: Be amazed by the way dogs can navigate the course! (15 minute demonstrations)
Humane Society Law Enforcement Department - Near Main Stage
Stop by for a meet-and-greet with our investigators.
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.
Flea Market - Tennis Courts
Come take a look at all the goodies we have for sale!
All proceeds benefit shelter pets.
Kissing Booth - Central Bark
Get smooched by one of our Pet Assisted Therapy dogs for a suggested donation of $1.
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!
Vendors Galore - Sponsor/Vendor Village in Central Bark
Browse and shop with our vendors and sponsors under the tents!
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.
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.
|$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
|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.