By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Sep 08, 2023 at 10:31 AM

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Friends of Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission (MADACC) will host their 12th annual Barktoberfest in Estabrook Park Beer Garden on Saturday, Sept. 16.

The dog-and-human-friendly fun takes place from noon to 5 p.m.

The event will feature a dog talent show, lure course and face painting (we presume for humans, not dogs). Stay tuned via MADACC's Facebook page. 

Proceeds from food and drink sales will go towards the non-profit animal shelter that's dedicated to increasing pet adoptions, providing lifesaving medical care, defraying the cost of spay/neuter surgeries and vaccines, and providing daily-life care at the facility.

"We hope you will join us and some of Wisconsin's biggest animal lovers, in celebrating Barktoberfest with Friends of MADACC and our Honorary Chair, Nellie," reads the press release.

Nellie is the honorary Canine Chair of this year's Barktoberfest. Follow this "pretty pittie" on Instagram.

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.