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The City of Easthampton issued a mask mandate on 8/31/21 requiring masks for all individuals regardless of vaccination status for outdoor events with more than 100 people in attendance. In accordance with this, we ask that our guests come prepared to wear a mask for Barks & Brews at Fort Hill Brewery. We will have some disposable masks available on site.

Barks & Brews is an outdoor event. A handwashing station and hand sanitizer will be available.

This year, we're getting back together to throw our 6th annual dog party, Barks & Brews, at Fort Hill Brewery in Easthampton! Barks & Brews is an outdoor, dog-friendly party for humans and canines! No dog? No problem! Enjoy vendors, beer, food trucks, canine activities, treats, and more beer! Take your BFF (human or canine) for an afternoon of dogs, food, and fun!

Humans must be 21+ and all dogs must be on a leash (retractable leashes are not allowed). Barks & Brews will take place rain or shine.

Barks & Brews in an outdoor event. We are watching the CDC recommendations and following their guidelines closely. We will notify our attendees with as much notice as possible if there are any changes that affect the event. The health and safety of our guests is a top priority.


Sunday, September 19

VIP Hour is 12-1 pm

General admission is 1-4 pm.


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Frequently asked questions about Barks & Brews

In 2018 and 2019, this event sold out in just two weeks, bringing in more than $32,000 each year in support of Dakin’s community support programs.

Proceeds from the event directly support Dakin Humane Society’s mission to deliver effective, innovative services that improve the lives of animals in need and the people who care about them. With beer and the event space generously donated by Fort Hill Brewery, Barks & Brews is a unique opportunity to make a difference in the lives of animals in need. Thank you to our host, Fort Hill Brewery for generously donating their space and tasty beverages!

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

For more information or to become a sponsor or event volunteer, contact Kaitlyn Holloway at kholloway@dakinhumane.org or 413-781-4000 ext. 118.