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13th Annual BARCStoberfest

Saturday, October 28th
9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.


On Saturday, October 28, Baltimore’s Patterson Park will be full of activity as the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS) hosts our 13th annual fundraiser – BARCStoberfest! Thousands and thousands of people and their pets will be on-site to enjoy great local food, vendors, entertainment and pet activities.

BARCS will be partnering again with Charm City Run to hold the 6th Annual Ready, Set…Sniff! 5K Run and 1-Mile Walk. Runners and walkers can participate with or without your dog in either our 5K Run or 1-Mile Walk through Patterson Park while raising funds for BARCS. 

BARCStoberfest is a fun-packed day with all proceeds directly benefiting the over 11,000 homeless animals that come to BARCS each year. Please help us reach our goal of raising $250,000 and start fundraising today! Simply go to to create your own personal fundraising page. 

For festival info, including a schedule of the day's activities, go to

Please contact Tami Gosheff at if you would like info on sponsoring BARCStoberfest.

Patterson Park Pagoda Hill
Baltimore, MD 21224