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Barktoberfest: A Costumed Fall Festival for Dogs & their People!

Saturday, October 11, 2014
12:00 - 5:00PM

Animalia Health + Wellness
1973 New Hwy 96 W.
Franklin, TN 37064

Free event parking and shuttle bus at adjacent Westhaven Golf Club at 4000 Golf Club Lane 37064.
Handicapped parking available on site at Animalia (must have handicapped decal). Follow signs for both parking areas. 

We are excited that Barktoberfest won #3 Best Festival in The Tennessean's 2013 Toast of Music City Awards! Our biggest event of the year, Barktoberfest is Middle Tennessee's original costume-friendly fall festival dedicated to dogs and their people!  Barktoberfest welcomes over 3,000 guests to enjoy live music, local food trucks, a pet adoption fair and 40+ vendor booths. Of course, the most popular part of the event is our Howl-O-Ween Costume Contest, where pets and people compete to win over $3,000 in fabulous costume prizes! Festival admission is FREE for the whole family! $10 cash per entry for our Dog Costume Contest and Dog + Human Costume Contest.

12:00 - 2:00   Enjoy 40+ vendors, food trucks and activities
  2:00 - 2:45   Live Music: Eight O' Five Jive
  3:00 - 3:45   Live Music: Allison Veltz
  4:00 - 5:00   Howl-O-Ween Costume Contests w/ $3,000+ in Prizes!

VENDOR SPACE is now available! View and download our Vendor Application here.

BELOW: Check out our video from last year's Barktoberfest, then join us this year for the festive fun!

We'd like to offer a very special thanks to our Barktoberfest 2014 sponsors for making this community festival possible!






Grilled Cheeserie, The
Hoss Loaded Burgers
Music City Pie Company
Pita Pit, The
Retro Sno
See Spot Eat: Doggie Bakery Truck


Allenhill Pharmacy
Animal House Vet Clinic
Axle Bites
Baxter, Bailey + Co.
Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners
Cat Shoppe + Dog Store, The
Doodads for Dinky Dogs
Farm at Natchez Trace, The
Good Dog Kennel Free Retreat
Greymont Kennel
Happy Retales Pet Supply
Haute Dogge Grooming Parlor
Home Run Pet Care
Home Town Pet
Liberty Mutual Agent Scott Thissen
Luv My Leash
Middle Tennessee Pet Resource Center
Miss Kitty's Bed + Bath
My Second Home Pet Resort
My Veggie Chef
Nashville Holistic Pet
Nashville Pet Emergency
Nashville Pet Products
Natural Balance Pet Food
Natural Health Massage Therapy
Nature's Select Pet Food
Pam Johnson-Bennett, Cat Behaviorist
People For Animals
Pet Community Center
Pet Must Haves Warehouse
Pup Portraits by Art Growden
Renewal by Anderson
Sabra Dog Training
Scooby Shades
Stella + Dot, Representative Kathy Chaney
Stevn Dutton Art
Sunny's Biskits
Tennessee Veterinary Dentistry
Tennessee Voters for Animal Protection
Tidy Paws Pet Waste Removal
Value Vet 


Agape Animal Rescue
Bonaparte's Retreat
Dogs Deserve Better
Metro Nashville Animal Care + Control
Middle Tennessee Boxer Rescue
Middle Tennessee German Shepherd Rescue
Rutherford County PAWS
SPCA of Tennessee
Southern Cross Boston Terrier Rescue
Tennessee Death Row Dogs
Williamson County Animal Control


Check out photos from our 2013 event:

Thanks to the estimated 3,000 guests and dogs, and to all the sponsors, vendors, food trucks, musicians and volunteers who made our 5th annual Barktoberfest our biggest and best yet! Check out all the fun in our media galleries below.


Click here to view the pics from our fall photo booth

Click here to view our event photo gallery

Check out our Instagram feed @nashvillepaw and search hashtag #nashvillepawbarktoberfest for more photos from the festival



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