Barktoberfest @ SoWa Beer & Wine Garden
Oct 2 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Barktoberfest  @ SoWa Beer & Wine Garden | Boston | Massachusetts | United States

The Young Professionals group of the Animal Rescue League of Boston (ARL) invites you to join us for our first annual Boston Barktoberfest benefitting shelter Dogs at the ARL.

October is Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month and we want to use this opportunity to raise awareness for shelter dogs at the ARL and celebrate your dog - Come with your four-legged canine friends and enjoy some craft beers while taking in the tunes of Boston’s very own Keytar Bear sponsored by A Walk in the Park. Beers brought to you by Harpoon, NBPT, Clown Shoes, and others to be announced.

Already getting excited for Halloween? Enter our Oktoberfest-themed doggie costume contest for the chance to win some pawsome prizes for your pup. Dog costume contest entry fee is a $5/dog donation to be collected at the event. Top 3 are “in the money.” Winner walks away with a $50 gift card to AND a $50-value doggie gift basket from our favorite, local South End pet boutique, D’Tails.

We know you’ve been honing your lawn game skills all summer – so come show them off in the Barktoberfest Cornhole Tournament. Cornhole tournament entry fee is a $5/person donation to be collected at the event. Top 3 teams are “in the money.” Winning team will receive a $100 gift card to Doretta Taverna & Raw Bar, Chef Michael Schlow’s trendy new Greek Taverna near the Public Garden.
Last but not least, we will be running an opportunity drawing for a pair of Bruins tickets, a 6-month Barkbox subscription, and a spa gift. Buy in at the event for your chance to win!

Food and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for sale at the neighboring SoWa Food Truck Bazaar. In addition to the above listed sponsors, big thanks to The Fish & Bone for sponsoring the glass beer steins included in all pre-sold tickets, and last but not least, eatBoston for generously hosting us at SoWa Beer Garden!

Event schedule:

  • 11:00AM Beer garden opens
  • 11:00 – 12:45PM Registration for doggie costume contest
  • 11:00 – 1:45PM Registration for cornhole tournament
  • 1:00 – 1:15PM Pet parade for our first annual doggie costume contestants
  • 2:00 – 3:30PM Cornhole tournament
  • 4:00PM Beer garden closes

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS – Get your Beer Lover and Beer Lover Plus VIP (Very Important Pet) tickets today!

100% of ticket proceeds benefit shelter dogs at the Animal Rescue League of Boston!

Walk-ins are welcome at the door.

Eat at Arnold’s! @ Arnold's Lobster and Clam Bar
Oct 7 @ 11:30 am
Eat at Arnold's!  @ Arnold's Lobster and Clam Bar | Eastham | Massachusetts | United States

Food and Fun while helping animals! On October 7th from 11:30AM-close, Arnold’s Lobster and Clam Bar will be donating 100% of proceeds from food sales, ice cream, mini-golf, and t-shirts to the animals at the Animal Rescue League of Boston’s Brewster Adoption Center. An opportunity drawing will be held featuring gift baskets from our friends at The Cape Cod Dog. For more information, please visit