The 16th Annual Barktoberfest is a family festival and 5K event benefitting the Central Texas SPCA.


This year's festival includes 2 great events at 2 separate locations.

Events at Brushy Creek Lake Park

8:30 AM:  5K Runner Registration Opens

9: 00 AM:  2nd Annual Barktoberfest 5K Run 

10:00 AM:  Awards Ceremony and Recognition

Events at the Dog House Drinkery & Dog Park

NOON:  16th Annual Barktoberfest Festival Opens

1:00 PM:  Dog Walk Begins   

2: 00 PM:  K9s and Kids Costume Contests & Awards

4:00 PM:  Festival Closes

* Please note that Dog House charges a $5 fee to use the off-leash dog park during Barktoberfest hours. This is optional for attendees and the fee is not a donation to the SPCA.





Chad Whited, MD


Barktoberfest is FREE to attend, but only due to the generous donations we receive from the community. 

For those able to contribute we suggest a donation of $10 per attendee.

Make a Donation


Join Our Fundraising Dog Walk


Everyone's favorite Barktoberfest event, the K-9s and Kids' costume contest and dog walk returns this year as part of our fundraising walk for forever homes.

Run the 5K


Our 2nd Annual Event features a 3.1 mile run or walk around scenic Brushy Creek Lake Park. Run with or without your pup.

Volunteer at the Festival


We need lots of dedicated volunteers to pull-off Barktoberfest every year both in planning the event and setting up and running activities of the day.