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Barktoberfest will be a howling event!

A Dog Festival and Halloween Costume Parade

It’s going to be a barking good time from 11-3pm at the 1st Annual Barktoberfest held at the upper parking lot of Tompkins Park. This event hosted by the Friends of the Peekskill Dog Park will feature live music & entertainment, food trucks, a Doggie Halloween Parade and doggie Costume Contest.

All four legged participants are guaranteed Puppuccinos. Singing live and in person will be Kristina Koller. Koller, a Peekskill resident, is a nationally known progressive jazz-centric artist. She is also the founder of High Top Productions and South Street Jazz where she brings jazz musicians into Downtown Peekskill in an intimate setting reminiscent of NYC Jazz Clubs.

There will be plenty of activities as well such as grabbing a taco from the Paradise Taqueria & Birreria Food Truck or an ice cream from the Homestyle Desserts Ice Cream Truck. Perhaps your puppy would enjoy you buying them some Good Reasons Dog Treats or visiting vendors such as Fox & Hound Pet Services, Happy Tail Smile the Traveling Vet Technician, Sit Means Sit Dog Training services. Dress up your pup in a Halloween Costume and enjoy a howling event.  Tompkins Park is located at 1801 Main Street, Peekskill. 

* Friends of the Peekskill Dog Park is a 501c3. All donations are tax deductible and funds raised by the Friends of the Peekskill Dog Park are used to maintain and beautify the Peekskill Dog Park. 

About the Contributor
As a Peekskill native, Dave is thrilled to be working with the Peekskill Herald showcasing featured calendar events. A 1999 graduate of PHS, he remembers reading and enjoying the original weekly print edition of the Peekskill Herald every Thursday. He especially liked the political stories, local features and sports coverage when it was written by Peekskill Runner columnist Jack Burns who always managed to weave history into the running times. An avid hiker, he enjoys exploring the local trails as well as the concrete ones in his job as a conductor for Metro North Railroad. He’s a former teacher and co-founder of the Friends of the Peekskill Dog Park, where he frequently can be found with his Koda. He’s happy to be part of the Herald’s growth as the source of local news for Peekskill and looks forward to highlighting a few of many of the events and happenings in Peekskill and the surrounding communities. Reach Dave at [email protected]