BARCStoberfest is Baltimore's favorite large scale, pet friendly festival and fundraiser that benefits the lifesaving programs and animal care at BARCS. Individual and team fundraising for BARCStoberfest raises critical funding for BARCS, Maryland’s largest open admission animal shelter, which rescues more than 10,000 animals per year. Our goal this year is $350,000, so please join us to raise funds for animals in need in our community.
The 18th annual BARCStoberfest is Saturday, October 29 in Baltimore's beautiful Patterson Park. This family friendly event includes our popular 5K run and one mile walk, a pet friendly beer garden with live music, Halloween costume contests, a local food truck rally, trick-or-treating for your pet and children, a shopping market and so much more!