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Saturday, September 24, 2016

The Festival: 10am-5pm

The Mutt Strut: 9-10am 

Join fellow animal lovers at the Loudoun County Fairgrounds on Saturday, September 24th as Friends of Homeless Animals hosts its signature event, Barktoberfest: A Purrfect Pet Celebration. 

Bring the whole family, including your beloved fur kids! We’ll be gathering from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm to listen to live music, play games (kids and dogs), shop from a variety of vendors, eat and drink some great food and beverages, watch canine demonstrations, participate in a Mutt Strut and much more --- all to help raise much needed funds to allow FOHA to continue its mission of rescuing and finding “forever” homes for homeless animals. 

Address of the Fairgrounds: 17558 Dry Mill Road, Leesburg VA


Fetch your sneakers and your furry friend for the Barktoberfest Mutt Strut. There are many ways to participate in the walk. Register today and join walkers who will be raising money to support our mission of saving abandoned, abused and neglected cats and dogs! You can walk with or without a dog, in memory of a beloved pet, or in honor of your cat.

The strut will have a new twist this year. Stay tuned for details. Registration begins May 1. 

  • Join as an individual walker (with or without your dog) and collect donations and pledges from friends and family.
  • Form a Pack (great for groups, families or companies) and work toward fundraising goals together.
  • Be a member of the Cat Nappers/Let Sleeping Dogs Lie club and collect donations for your cat or dog that is unable to participate. Heck!  You can even be a member if rising early on Saturday mornings just isn’t your thing. 

THE FEST: Activities and Fun for All Ages

  • Live Music
  • Fabulous Food 
  • Animal Communicator
  • Wine Tasting
  • Pet Contests and Prizes: 
    • Best Costume, Best Kisser, Best Singer, Owner/Pet Look-a-like, Best Trick
  • Games for Dogs
  • Games for Kids
  • Kitty Corner for the FOHA Cats and Feline Vendors
  • Canine Demonstrations
  • Vendors and Artisans
  • Silent Auction (in Sykes Hall)
  • Raffle Baskets
  • FOHA Pets for Adoption
  • and more...