Barks & Brews Oktoberfest is an interactive dog-friendly event at the Spanish Landing Park on October 20th from 12 to 5 PM with furry friends, delicious bites, incredible scenery, & of course – plenty of brews! Featuring craft beer tastings from local and national craft breweries, a variety of vendors including those dedicated to the needs of our furry friends. The music will be at a volume that is comfortable to animals and pleasing to humans. You don’t have to be a pet owner to enjoy this event! Spanish Landings Park is a beautiful setting right on San Diego with your best friend, whether that’s an animal or human.

Dog Activities and Amenities 

Barks & Brews will have plenty of dog vendors so you can treat your dog to all of the new toys, treats, costumes, and grooming essentials. Dog vendors include; Laurel Street Dog Wash, Dog Watch Hidden Fences, Pup Lid, Marley’s Pet Planet, Earth Wise, Doggies Style Pets, Cammies & Cannies, & more to be added. Let your dog run around in the designated unleashed area for both small and big dogs and at the agility course. Throughout the park there will be designated dog water stations and complimentary dog treats. Want to share a cold one with your best friend? Doggie Beer made with crafted bone broth will be provided by local dog vendors.

Craft Beers Tastings & Delicious Bites

Can’t forget about the humans! While your dog(s) are running around we will have over 40+ craft beers for you to taste, delicious foods to enjoy including; Mastiff Sausage Company providing Oktoberfest bratwurst and pretzels, El Chingon, & Taste BBQ, and local shopping vendors including; Urban Leaf, King Kind, Wrapped in Happiness, Blenders, and more to be added!

Ein Prosit der Gemütlichkeit!

O’zapft is! What’s an Oktoberfest without bavarian entertainment? That’s why we invited the San Diego based Bavarian Beergarden Band to give Barks & Brews an extra special German touch. Show off your muscles and join us for the stein holding contest or let the chickens out on the dance floor!

Costume Contests

Enter the Barks & Brews Oktoberfest Costume Contests! Contests will include; The Best Dressed Dog and Owner, Mr. & Mrs. Oktoberfest, & Most Talented Dog. Contest winners will win a prize package including dog treats, craft door beer, grooming and pampering essentials, and much more. Each prize will be made to fit each of the types of contests.

The Barking Lot Rescue 

As you know, not all dogs are as lucky to have amazing pet parents. That is why we are teaming up with The Barking Lot to help those less fortunate dogs in need. The Barking Lot is a local, non-profit dog shelter in San Diego that rescues dogs from area shelters, humane societies, and Mexico, where they are often at risk of being abandoned or euthanized.  This organization works to find forever homes for these dogs, pairing them with families for many yappy endings! Proceeds from Barks & Brews Oktoberfest will go towards this amazing organization in the hopes that their dogs will find their forever home!

Barks & Brews Oktoberfest at the Spanish Landing Saturday, October 20th! Purchase tickets and save $7 on 3 Hour Beer Tastings w/ SOBERBARK and save $10 on 4 Hour Beer Tastings w/ BARKSBACK. Click here for tickets!

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