As the crisp autumn air sets in, Oktoberfest celebrations sweep across the nation, offering a delightful blend of traditional German culture, mouthwatering cuisine, and dog-friendly festivities. That’s right. Germany’s beloved Oktoberfest isn’t just for humans to enjoy. Let me help you discover some of the most tail-wagging, paw-tapping, and schnitzel-nibbling Oktoberfest events where four-legged friends are welcome and celebrated!
From coast to coast, here are the best places to revel in the spirit of Oktoberfest with your canine companions by your side.
Dogs & Drinks in Panama City, FL
A dog-friendly atmosphere where dogs can play off-leash while their owners enjoy drinks from the walk-up bar. This event includes costume contests, Dachshund races, yodeling, musical entertainment, and a dog hoisting competition. Don’t forget to capture the moment at the themed photo area on October 7th.
Wunderbar Oktoberfest in Boston, MA
Park-9 Dog Bar offers a unique bar and dog park combination, creating a perfect hangout for beer and dog enthusiasts. On October 7th, they’re hosting a celebration, where dogs can enjoy a flight of dog-friendly brews while their humans savor an Oktoberfest beer from a local brewery. Pawtrons can play in the 10,000-square-foot venue while their humans enjoy delicious brats.
Pups and Pints in Virginia Beach, VA
This combination dog park and taproom will jointly celebrate its grand opening and Oktoberfest on October 14th. While dog owners enjoy local brews and pup-inspired snacks, their furry companions can explore the dog-centric facility. The event features a pet-focused vendor market, live music, a foam paw-ty, and a caricature artist for dogs and their owners
PG&Js Dog Park in Louisville, KY
On October 14th, at PG&Js Dog Park Bar Annual event, pet parents can relax while their dogs enjoy an 8,000-square-foot open space. The event features Wiener Dog Races, a stein-hoisting contest, and a corn hole tournament for humans.
Woof N Wag in Miami, FL
At Woof N Wag in Miami, FL, join the fun at a dog Halloween party extravaganza on October 22nd. Dress up your furry friends for a chance to win fun prizes. Enjoy delicious burgers while shopping fabulous vendors offering a range of pet accessories and spooky goodies. Take breaks and enjoy moments of playfulness.
Barktoberfest in Seattle, WA
On October 29th at the Dog Yard in Seattle, WA, dogs enjoy indoor and outdoor off-leash fun. Their annual celebration includes a coolest canine costume contest, games, opportunities to pose for a caricature artist, and plenty of downtime while you enjoy a fall beer-tasting flight.
So, leash up your pups, dress them in their finest lederhosen, and embark on a paw-sitively delightful adventure with your best furry friends by your side!
All the best,
Melissa & Remy