September 28, 2024, 11 am - 2 pm

Utah Cultural Celebration Center
West 3100 South, West Valley City, UT, USA

  • Join us for Barktoberfest: A Howl-O-Ween Party, presented by the Humane Society of Utah and Subaru! On September 28th, 2024, from 11 am to 2 pm, we invite you to a spooktacular celebration of fun and wagging tails.
  • We'll kick off the event with a Halloween costume contest for dogs and their people and a Trick-n-Treat contest.
  • Claim your spot via the "buy tickets" button below before they sell out!
  • Your little ones and their furry companions can play our spooky carnival games.
  • Choose from a range of food trucks and local craft beer.
  • Take a moment to learn about the incredible work being done by the Humane Society of Utah and Subaru to improve the lives of animals in our community. Discover ways you can support our mission.

Dog-Friendly Event in SLC

Barktober Fest, supported by Subaru, is Saturday, September 28th from 11am - 2pm at The Utah Cultural Celebration Center! This spooktacular celebration promises fun for the entire family with Halloween carnival games and contests for humans and dogs, photo opportunities, a dog agility course, trick or treating and more!

Food & Drink:
Food trucks  will be on site as well as local craft beer (alcohol only served to adults 21+ with valid ID). Outside food & drink is not permitted but you are welcome to bring treats for your dog.


The Costume Contest will begin at 12:30 PM and the Trick Contest will happen immediately following. Get your furry friend ready to win some pawsome prizes! Costume contest categories: 

  • Best Duo or Group - Awarded to the most dynamic pet and guardian/family group with coordinated costumes.
  • Scariest Combo - The spookiest pet and family costume ensemble.
  • Most Creative - The family and pet with the most unique and imaginative theme


General Event Rules:


Each (adult) ticket includes admission for one person and one dog.

  • You do not need a printed ticket. We have all pre-registered ticket information, and it will be a paperless check-in.  You will provide your name at check-in to gain entrance to the event.  Please have your ticket confirmation email ready as a backup.
  • We reserve the right to revoke admission to the event if you are unwilling to follow the rules. 
  • No refunds will be issued. You may transfer your ticket to somebody else. Please contact [email protected] for help with a transfer. If you cannot attend, your ticket will be considered a donation.
  • Attendees under 18 must be accompany by an adult.

Alcohol will NOT be redeemable without a valid ID.

  • You must show your ID to get a wristband at check-in.
  • Wristbands will not be available where beer is being sold.
  • No outside food or alcohol is permitted inside the event.
  • Bags/backpacks being brought to the event may be inspected. You are welcome to bring dog treats for your dog.

Dog Rules:

  • Please use good judgment regarding your dog's temperament so that this event will be safe and enjoyable for everyone.
  • Utah Humane Society reserves the right to refuse entry to any dog whose behavior could be dangerous to others.
  • Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times.
  • Leashes can be up to six feet in length.
  • Retractable leashes, e-collars, shock, prongs, or choke collars will NOT be allowed for safety reasons.
  • If dogs are not wearing the appropriate leash or collar, some will be available at check-in.
  • Dogs not wearing the appropriate leash or collar will not be allowed into the event.
  • Dogs are not permitted to be left in vehicles unattended under any circumstances.
  • Participating dogs must be currently licensed with proof of Parvo and Rabies vaccinations.
  • You do not need to bring proof with you; if an incident occurs, you must be able to produce proof in a reasonable amount of time.
  • Female dogs in heat are not permitted.
  • Dogs younger than six months of age are not permitted.
  • No animals other than dogs will be allowed at the event.
  • An adult must handle each dog.

By attending Barktoberfest 2024, you and your guests voluntarily assume any risks and agree not to hold The Utah Humane Society and its affiliates, employees, contractors, volunteers, or agents liable for any illness, injury, or death that may occur. We reserve the right to revoke admission to the event if you are unwilling to follow the rules.

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Humane Society of Utah


Utah Cultural Celebration Center, West 3100 South, West Valley City, UT, USA

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