Event Committee Forming Now

Are you interesting in volunteering to help plan Barktoberfest? Most event planning duties can be handled remotely via online communications and conference calls. If you're interested in serving on this year's leadership committee please visit our volunteer page

We are in need of volunteers to help with water stations and set up for our 5K event, to help spread the word and recruit event participants, and to solicit sponsorships. Additionally, help maintaining the website, designing a tee shirt and help with general event logistics are needed and appreciated.

Our first team call will take place on July 31, 2018 at 6 PM.


TWO Events + TWO Locations for Barktoberfest 2018

Thank you so much for your support of the Central Texas SPCA throughout the years. We are so excited to welcome you to our Barktoberfest Austin website and introduce you to a few changes to our 16th Annual Barktoberfest.

Both events will take place on Saturday, October 20, 2018.

Our 5K will kick-off at 9:00 AM at Brushy Creek Lake Park in Cedar Park, Texas.  This is the same park we used for last year's event, but it's important to know that this year ONLY our 5K will take place at this park. If you'd like to register for the 5K you can learn more here. 


For our festival goers, the family-friendly Barktoberfest Festival (including our K-9s and Kids costume contest and Dog Walk event!) will be held at the Dog House Drinkery & Dog Park in Leander from noon - 4:00 PM that day. Learn more about the Dog Walk here and the Costume Contest here.

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, October 20th!