What does it cost to attend?

General admission to Barks & Brews is $35 per person. There is no cost to bring your dog. We also have a limited number of VIP tickets available for $75. The event is rain or shine. Tickets are non-refundable. Tickets are reserved under the name of the purchaser and cannot be resold.


What’s included with my ticket?

General admission includes entry to Barks & Brews from 1 pm-4 pm and a complimentary beer. VIP admission includes entry to Barks & Brews, two complimentary beers, an event t-shirt, on-site parking, appetizers, and an exclusive preview hour from 12 pm-1 pm.


How do I receive my t-shirt?

Shirts included in VIP admission can be picked up at Barks & Brews. Items not picked up on event day must be picked up after the event at Dakin’s Springfield location by appointment only. We will not mail any items.

Is there a minimum age to attend?

Yes, you must be 21 years or older to attend Barks & Brews.


Are tickets sold at the door?

This event usually sells out well before the day of the event. We will not have tickets available at the door. This event is rain or shine.


Can I bring my dog?

Yes! We welcome all crowd-friendly dogs. However, because this is a large, outdoor event, please ask yourself these questions before bringing your pup along:

  1. Does my dog like to be around lots of other people, dogs, and loud sound/music?
  2. Is my dog physically healthy and fit enough to be at an outdoor event for an extended period of time?
  3. Does my dog want to be spotted at the biggest social dog scene in the Valley?

If you answered “Yes” to ALL of these questions, then we think your dog will be a good fit at Barks & Brews.

*Please keep in mind that this event has activities that include food. If your dog is known to resource guard or has displayed aggression towards other dogs, this may not be the best environment for them. Dogs displaying this type of behavior will be asked to leave.


Can my dog be off-leash?

To keep everyone safe, and all beer in cups, we ask that dogs remain on leash at all times. Retractable leashes are not allowed.


What types of activities are available for me and my dog?

A Splash Zone and misting sprinkler will be available to keep dogs cool and the pavement wet. There will be a hot dog eating contest, talent show, 50/50 raffle, caricature art, nail trimming, dog baths, pet-inspired vendor booth shopping, local food trucks, and more!

Where do I park?

Parking for VIP admissions is onsite at Fort Hill Brewery. General admission parking is located at the Northeast Center for Youth and Families, 203 East Street. Handicap parking is available on-site.