Join Lollypop Farm on Saturday, September 30th for the 20th Anniversary of the Walk for the Animals at Barktober Fest! This annual fundraising event helps provide thousands of homeless and abused pets with shelter, veterinary services, and compassionate care. Here are just 11 of the many reasons the Walk for the Animals at Barktober Fest is the most fun you can have while helping pets in need.
11. You could win big! There’s always a ton of great prizes being raffled at Barktober Fest, and this year is no exception. You could win two overnight stays at Home2Suites by Hilton and other great prizes. Now that’s what we call double the fun to help pets in need!
10. Giveaways from Rochester’s favorite pet-related businesses. Friends of the animals like Pet$aver Healthy Pet Superstore, Eastside Dog Services, Bark∙a∙licious, and Mighty Paw will be joining us to support homeless and abused pets. And be sure to check-in on Yelp and stop by their table at registration for even more cool giveaways. Learn more about what Rochester’s local pet-friendly businesses have to offer while your pups sample their tasty wares.
9. A chance to prove your pooch is a hot dog eating champion. Is your dog an eating machine? Make their dreams come true when you compete in the hot dog bobbing contest. Not only will you go home with a happy puppy, but you may win some fun prizes from Pet$aver Healthy Pet Superstore too!
8. You don’t have to wait till Halloween to have some dress up fun. Do you dress up your dog for Halloween every year? Well here’s another chance to show off their favorite costume. Enter the Walk for the Animals at Barktober Fest costume contest and you could go home with some awesome pet-related prizes.
7. All the delicious tastings in the inflatable brew pub. We couldn’t be more excited about this new addition to the Walk for the Animals at Barktober Fest. This party pub has been taking Rochester by storm, and will be filled with delicious tasting and pints from Three Heads Brewing, Honeoye Falls Distillery, and many others!
6. Make your dog jump for joy…through hoops! Try your dog’s paw out in the sport of agility with the Lollypop Farm behavior and training team. Your dog will have a blast jumping over hoops and climbing over walls.
5. Food trucks to please every palate! You’ll have a hard time choosing between all the scrumptious food trucks gathering to help Rochester’s pets in need. Dive into a meatball sub at The Meatball Truck or grab a slider at the Chef’s Catering truck. And Rochester festival is complete without some funnel cake from Nancy’s Fried Dough. We’re drooling just thinking about it!
4. V.I.P. access to the Iron Smoke Distillery tent. When you raise or donate over $250 to help pets in need you’ll gain V.I.P. access to the Iron Smoke Distillery tent. These hand-crafted spirits are well-balanced and distilled in small batches in Fairport, NY for a delicious tasting experience you won’t want to miss. It’ll really get you in the “spirit” of Barktober Fest!
3. All the slobbery kisses. Monroe Veterinary Associates is sponsoring a dog kissing booth in partnership with Lollypop Farm’s pet assisted therapy program. For just $1, you can get a big wet kiss, learn about pet assisted therapy, and help homeless and abused pets.
2. A fun day for the whole family! (Furry friends included) With so many activities for pets and humans alike, the Walk for the Animals at Barktober Fest is the biggest pet-friendly festival and walk to help Rochester’s pets in need! You’ll have fun mingling with pet lovers from all over the community and meeting all their furry best-friends. And who knows? Maybe your pup will make a new friend too!
And the #1 reason to join for the Lollypop Farm Walk for the Animals at Barktober Fest is…
1. You’ll be a hero. The Walk for the Animals at Barktober Fest may very well be the most fun you can have while making a huge difference for Rochester’s pets in need. Your registration and the money you raise fundraising will help provide homeless pets with the shelter, veterinary services, and compassionate care they need. It also helps support the Humane Law Enforcement Department who investigates and enforces animal cruelty for our area. You’ll be making a big difference for Rochester’s homeless and abused pets.