An estimated 600 people showed up to the Atlantic Beach NC Town Park to take part in BARKtober Fest which is an event put on by local businesses and pet adoption organization in the town. The event was held Saturday, September 28, 2019.
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In addition to fun pet friendly events, there was also many kid friendly things to do which worked perfectly for parents who wanted to attend and support a great cause while teaching children about the importance in caring for animals.
For the kids, there was a great bouncy house, popcorn, and other play type amusements. For dogs and their parents, there was a puppy parade, loudest bark contest, best trick and jump contest, and best costume contest.
Several county agencies walked dogs around the event that were marked as for adoption.
It was estimated that at least 80% of the festival attendees brought there own dogs to this event.
Also noted was several businesses in the county that helped to sponsor this event and generously gave to the cause of pet adoption in the town and county.
Thank you to the town of Atlantic Beach NC, the local police department for providing security, the many kids and parents that attended, and of course local businesses that helped to bring the cause of pet adoption to our local consciousness.
In addition to BARKtober Fest, what other local events take place in the town to highlight the need for adoption in the community?
What other pet friendly events take place in the town that are sponsored by local businesses and local officials?
Do you feel that this event had a positive impact on the many children that attended as it relates to caring for the safety and care of animals?
One of the things I would have loved to see at this event is area hotels and motels who have pet friendly policies attend this event so that sites like ours and others who report on this event can get the word out to visitors who will find this article.
If you are a business owner that attended this event, please use the form below to tell us about your business and how you are involved in pet adoption and were involved in BARKtober Fest.
The Atlantic Beach Town Park is an exciting area in the community that offers great kids playgrounds, swings, basketball courts, a splashpad, putt putt golf, and skateboard park. In the summer months, a concession stand is available to park visitors. Public restrooms are available.
The grounds are immaculately kept clean and the local police department routinely patrols the area. In the Spring and Summer months, the plush green grass is a great place for people to lay out, read a book, play with their dogs, and enjoy the environment.