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October 21
12:00pm – 5:00pm
The Woods at Fontanel

239 Franklin Rd in Franklin

Celebrating its 9th year, Barktoberfest™ is Middle Tennessee's biggest dog festival, welcoming an estimated 12,000 attendees in 2017! It also has won 3rd place for "BEST FESTIVAL" in The Tennessean's Toast of Music City Awards... the only pet festival to place in the category. This year, Barktoberfest moves to the most dog-friendly venue in town... The Woods at Fontanel! Located just 15 minutes northwest of East Nashville, this gorgeous festival space offers sprawling fields, bubbling creeks and dog-friendly nature trails to enjoy before or during the festival. We chose to make the move to this beautiful venue in order to provide more outdoor activities for pooch pals as well as to offer closer, on-site parking for our guests. Due to rising operation costs as our festival grows, on-site parking will be $5 cash per car... but festival admission is still free! As always, Barktoberfest will feature a fabulous variety of food trucks, a pet adoption fair featuring local rescue groups and shelters, and local vendor booths to browse and shop. There will also be live music, canine sport demonstrations and fun activities for the whole family. Of course, the highlight of Barktoberfest is always our Howl-O-Ween Costume Contests, where humans and pooch pals alike compete for fun and fabulous prizes! Costume contests are $15 per entry per contest, and include 3 contests this year: a Kids Costume Contest (ages 3 - 12), a Dog Costume Contest and our Dog + Human Costume Combo Contest.

The Woods at Fontanel

4225 Whites Creek Pike
Nashville, TN 37189

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