Attention big barkers and little yappers! It's time to mark your social canine calendar for Saturday October 10, 2015, 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. for Dogtober Fest! Bring your leash, your family and your favorite little folks to downtown. (No cats please!)

Beaumont Main Street and the City of Beaumont will host a furr-filled day of paws-it-tively fabulous events for all ages at Central Bark (the green area between the Julie Rogers Theatre and Beaumont Public Library). The event offers free entry and free parking. A minimal donation is required to compete in contests, participate in games and enjoy food and drink. All proceeds and generous sponsorships benefit the revitalization efforts of Beaumont’s historical downtown. 

The event will open this year at 8:00 a.m. with a delicious Puppies & Pancakes Breakfast prepared by Cooks 2 Dozen Plus followed by the  Strutt your Mutt Parade at 9:00 a.m. A variety of contests including Master/Dog Look Alike, Cutest Dog, Most Talented Dog, Best Dressed, Best Tail Wagging and Best Howler (human and/or canine) will take place until 1:00 p.m. In addition to the contests Mr. & Mrs. Dogtoberfest 2015 will be chosen from the crowd. The winner of the ever so popular Facebook Favorite will be announced from the canine receiving the most likes on the Beaumont Main Street Facebook page. The morning promises a style show (adoptable dogs dressed in Ruff Lauren and Canine Klein) and a parade of service dog champions. 

Children will enjoy a stroll through Pappy’s Barnyard where they will enjoy a pony ride or the petting zoo, bounce and climb or create a paw print with their puppy. Rest and relax near the Fountain of Woof with a bite from the Bone Appetite Food Court. Plan to stay late this year for a little surprise entertainment. 

Dogs of all ages will enjoy a stroll down Puppy Dog Lane where dog rescue groups and canine advocates share information and awareness. Dogs can have their paw read by Madam Poodle Paw, receive a little pampering in the Day Spaw, shop at Neiman Barkus, and receive a special blessing and prayer. All lean lickers, round hounds and pudgy puppies are invited come and enjoy a treat or two along the way.  
Everyone and their dog will be there.

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