It’s that time of year again, sponsors! We hope you’ll join us this year for the 13th annual BARCStoberfest, our largest, most important fundraiser of the year. This year the festival will be held on Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Baltimore’s Patterson Park. More than 3,000 people and their pets will be in attendance to enjoy the BARCStoberfest 5K and one-mile walk-a-thon, a beer garden, food trucks, entertainment and animal activities, including our annual Howl-o-ween Costume Contest.

BARCStoberfest is a great marketing opportunity for your business. This event receives widespread attention from a majority of Baltimore’s broadcast and print media, providing a unique and inexpensive way for you to reach out to the over one million pet owners in the Baltimore/Washington region.

Here are the ways your business can get involved in the fun (and the press!):

Sponsors can choose to support BARCStoberfest at a variety of levels, with benefits such as your company’s logo on advertising materials and event t-shirts, our event program, and post event newsletter. Sponsors will also be allocated a complimentary 10’ x 10’ space at the festival to promote their business.

  • For sponsorship opportunities, please email

BARCS Rescue program partners receive free vendor space. All other non-profits are $25. 

  • For vendor opportunities, please email

In-Kind Donors also have an opportunity to be an important part of this great event by donating merchandise and gift certificates to be used for the fundraising raffles and event prizes.  

  • For in-kind donation opportunities, please email




Be an integral part of this super-fun event — volunteer! A variety of volunteer opportunities are available, especially for large groups, including set-up, running activities and contests, assisting with the BARCStoberfest 5K and more! Email with your interest to volunteer at BARCStoberfest. (You do NOT have to be a current BARCS volunteer to be a part of this event.)