Barks & Brews 2019
Dakin Humane Society’s Barks & Brews, will return to Fort Hill Brewery in Easthampton, MA on Sunday, June 23, 2019 from 1:00pm – 4:00pm, with a special VIP preview hour starting at 12:00pm. This event is for ages 21+. General Admission includes a complimentary beer. Parking is located on-street and at the local school lot (5 minute walk). VIP Admission includes preview hour from 12:00pm – 1:00pm, on-site parking, catered spread of delicious eats from Bistro Bus, a complimentary beer, and gift bag with a Barks & Brews pint glass to take home. Dogs will enjoy even more activities at Barks & Brews this year including: Splash Zone, which offers wading pools to cool off overheated dogs, by North King Animal Clinic Family photobooth with Tony Downer Photography Nail Trimmings by Fur’s A Flyin’ Pet Grooming (100% of proceeds donated to Dakin!) Baths by HydroDog (100% of proceeds donated to Dakin!) Training demos with Caryl-Rose Pofcher Private pet intuitive session with Amy Neil, Canine Intutive Shopping with Fur Mama Fashions, Jae Couture, Sassy Puppy, and Teddy the Dog And don’t forget, to sign up your pup for the hot dog eating contest, with more weight classes this year! Humans will enjoy cold beer from Fort Hill Brewery, food truck delights from Bistro Bus, Crazy Arepas, and Holyoke Hummus, frozen treats from Crooked Stick Pop, and tunes from KIX 100.9 w/ radio personality Perez. Rules for Safety: - Dogs must be on non-retractable leashes - Please keep in mind that Barks & Brews attracts 650 guests and their dogs. The event may not suit pups uncomfortable with crowds, confined spaces, loud noises, or unfamiliar dogs. Should a dog show any signs of aggression or discomfort, a staff member may require that the guest leaves. - The event is 21+ due to use of alcohol. In 2017 and 2018, this event sold out in just two weeks, bringing in more than $33,000 each year in support of Dakin’s animals in need. Proceeds from the event directly support Dakin Humane Society’s mission to deliver effective, innovative services that improve the lives of animals in need and the people who care about them. With beer and the event space generously donated by Fort Hill Brewery, Barks & Brews is a unique opportunity to make a difference in the lives of animals in need. A 50/50 raffle will be held at the event. Raffle ticket holders need not be present to win. Dakin Humane Society is a community supported animal welfare organization that provides shelter, medical care, adoption services, spay/neuter services, and behavioral rehabilitation for more than 20,000 animals each year. Since its inception in 1969, Dakin has become one of the most recognized nonprofit organizations in the Pioneer Valley and a national leader in animal welfare. For more information or to become a sponsor or event volunteer, contact Stacey Price at email@example.com or 413-781-4000 ext. 121.