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Milwaukee dogs like festivals, too, and this one is all for them. OK, fine, humans can come, too.
Bark & BBQ, a first-time collaboration between OnMilwaukee and Milwaukee Radio Alliance’s B93.3 celebrating our four-legged best friends, will take place Saturday, Oct. 14 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Harley-Davidson Museum Campus, 400 W. Canal St.
The furry fun features more than 30 vendor booths with loads of treats, shopping and dog-related services. Other activities include:
- The SwiftPaws Central Bark Lure Course
- Camp Bow Wow Ball Pits
- Ralphie's Off-Leash Area
- Bark N Scratch Outpost Photo Booth
- Hydration Stations courtesy of NutriSource Pet Food
- Pupsicles from Bentley's Pet Stuff
- Pet Halloween Costume Parade at 2 p.m.
- Dog Tag engraving from Tito’s
Plus, the first 93.3 attendees receive a Zoom Room goodie bag.
Proceeds from the Lure Course and Ball Pits benefit Friends of MADACC, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting community awareness and improving the welfare of domestic animals in Milwaukee County.
Numerous restaurants and food trucks will also be on site slinging barbecue, including Motor Restaurant, Double B’s, Pig Tailz, Backyard Flava, Tots on the Street, The Iron Pig, K&L’S BBQ and Big City BBQ. Human attendees are encouraged to vote for their favorite eats.
Bark & BBQ is FREE to attend – or you can upgrade your human and furry friend experience by becoming a CBDelicacy/Tito's VIB (Very Important Barker). Each VIB ticket includes early entry at 11 a.m., two drinks, appetizer buffet, your choice of a Ball Pit or Lure Course ticket, a Bark & BBQ collapsible dog bowl, a Tito's bandana, an H-D Museum admission ticket, pup treats from CBDelicacy and a toy from Yelp! Purchase VIB tickets here.
Parking for the event is free on the Harley-Davidson Museum campus, as well as on North Sixth Street.
Visit Milwaukee Bark & BBQ for updated information and the event doggie disclaimer. Bark twice if this sounds like a blast!
Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.
Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.