Calling all dog lovers! You do not want to miss this event, jam-packed with fun for the entire family. It’s a day to come together as a community to celebrate our furry friends AND raise money for Porches for Pups, a nonprofit organization founded by Porches & Pastures Real Estate. Our mission is to help end the homeless pet population in our area!
Here’s everything you need to know:
Thanks in advance for helping us make sure all dogs at the event are on a leash and up to date on vaccines!
Who: Everyone is invited! Bring your leashed pets and the entire family!
What: Fall festival and fundraiser for Porches for Pups
When: 2022 BARKtoberfest was a hit! Please check back for 2023 dates TBA!
Where: Porches & Pastures New Office located at 114375 N Old Hwy 69, Eufaula, OK 74432, DIRECTIONS, HERE. (Look for the Grain Silo on the East side of Old Highway 69, just off Texanna Road, near Little Turtle RV Park).
- Bring your lawn chairs!
- Admission to the event is FREE!
- BLAKE 102.5 FM is broadcasting live from 11-2
- Appearances by Animal Planet Host, Travis Brorsen
- Bounce House, pumpkin patch, yard games and more
- Live music throughout the day featuring Shiloh & Going for Broke, Last Call Band and Casey Fowler
- Food trucks– Mama Tig’s, Dorothy’s Wiches and Lake Trash Treatz
- Pet Costume Contest- Just bring your pet in costume to the Porches for Pups booth between 2-3pm to register. Registration is free. Winners will be announced at 4pm in the categories of “Best Owner/Pup Costume Duo,” “Best Homemade Costume” and “Best Overall.”
- Dog Biscuit Eating Contest- Swing by the Porches for Pups booth at 5pm to participate.
- Pet Adoptions- two local rescue organizations will be on-site with pets looking for forever homes. FREE DOG BEDS will be included with adoptions and remaining supplies will be given away on a first-come, first-serve basis.
- Eufaula Area Arts Council Friends- Don’t miss Beth Parker who will be here doing a live painting
- Professional Photos- Bring the whole family for a professional fall photo for just $10 (photographer accepts cash or PayPal payments).
- Pop-Up Shops- perfect place to start your holiday shopping! You’re sure to find unique, one of a kind items from a variety of vendors and artisans.
- Beer Garden– featuring Prairie Artisan Ales (proceeds of beer sales will go to Porches for Pups).
- Silent Auction benefiting Porches for Pups, includes OU Football tickets, an overnight stay at Tulsa Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Calico Heights, artwork and more!
- Pet Caricatures– Back by popular demand, Jessica Doll, a 2D character animator and illustrator, will at BARKtober Fest, creating personal caricatures again this year! You can view more samples of her work, here.
***PLEASE NOTE: Due to popularity of these drawings, the artist recommends contacting her prior to the event to send a photo of your pet. She will have the drawings ready for you to pick up at the event! Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to our sponsors:
We have had an incredible response from the community and want to thank all of the generous businesses and individuals who have donated and sponsored this event:
A big thank you to our sponsors for making BARKtober Fest a huge success:
- A-Z Inspections
- Armstrong Bank
- Belle Starr Marina
- Eufaula Ford
- First National Bank of McAlester
- Humane Society of Tulsa
- Pied Piper Pest & Lawn
- Porches & Pastures
- Scissortail Homes
- Shiloh and Going for Broke
- Sovereign Title Services
- Travis Brorsen
- ABC Appraisals / A Brenner Co.
- Bank of Eufaula
- Calico Heights
- Edward Jones
- Eufaula Area Chamber
- Financial Concepts Mortgage
- Hard Rock Hotel & Casino of Tulsa
- Heritage Waste Management
- Hunn Black & Merritt Funeral Home & Crematory
- Last Stop
- Lewis Fencing & Construction
- Lil Gladys’ Farm n Pumpkin Patch
- Nations Title Agency
- Stites Home Furnishings
- Big Mac Marine
- Blake McDonald-Porches & Pastures
- Brandy Pennington-Porches & Pastures
- Docks N’ Moor
- Eufaula Pharmacy
- Freedom RV Park
- Guarantee Pest Control
- Lake Day Spa
- Lakeside Resources
- Lynda Schultz-Porches & Pastures
- Mariah Mullins-Porches & Pastures
- Nicole’s Unique Gifts & Meme’s Place
- Nicole Menasco-Porches & Pastures
- Peoples National Bank
- Singleton Surveying
- The Mustard Seed Agency
- Xtreme RV Resort
A special thanks to Christi John with BancFirst for being our event emcee!