Barktoberfest™ is open for free admission from 12pm - 5pm. (On-site parking is $5 cash per car.)
Throughout the festival, feel free to enjoy the dog-friendly nature trails, bubbling creek, open fields and festival activities. We'll have live music, food trucks, local vendor booths, pet adoptions, family activities and dog sport demos.
LIVE MUSIC + ACTIVITY SCHEDULE TO BE ANNOUNCED... STAY TUNED!
COSTUME CONTEST ENTRY + JUDGING
Costume contest entry is $15 per entry per contest. You must register by 2:15 for the kids contest; by 3:45 for the dog-only contest; and by 4:15 for the dog + human contest. Visit the Nashville Paw Contest Registration Booth to enter one or all contests. Entry fee is cash only. Get creative and come to win great prizes! We choose winners based in part on the following aspects:
- Originality of Costume Theme / Idea - Effort Involved with the Costume / Ensemble - Creativity of Design or Use