Join us for BarkFest!

 

Join us for BarkFest, the ultimate celebration of canine athleticism and community spirit, presented by Union County Fairgrounds and Union County Tourism! This thrilling weekend event, centered around the exhilarating Fast CAT trials, showcases the agility and speed of our four-legged friends in a test of Coursing Ability, a highlight of the AKC circuit. But BarkFest is more than just a race; it’s a festival for dog lovers and their furry companions. Dive into the BarkFest Market, open Fri-Sun, 10am-8pm. Be amazed by the gravity-defying antics of Canines in the Clouds, featuring sport, stunt, and trick dog shows three times per day. Showcase your pet’s unique charm in our Dog Costume and Ugliest Dog Contest, with proceeds supporting Union County Animal Shelter. Savor the variety at our food trucks and stands throughout the weekend. Encourage local talent by cheering on elementary school choirs, and don’t miss the chance for your dog to try the Fast CAT course, with proceeds aiding a local animal charity. Whether it’s competing, shopping, or just enjoying the show, BarkFest promises an unforgettable experience for all!

Schedule of Events

Friday May 10th

Fast CAT Time Trials: 8am – 3pm
(All first runs must be checked in by 3pm)

Fast CAT Fun Runs: 3pm
(Limit of 25 – Advance entry suggested)

BarkFest Market

Canines in the Clouds

Farm Dog Herding Tests

Food Trucks & Concessions

Saturday May 11th

Fast CAT Time Trials: 8am – 3pm
(All first runs must be checked in by 3pm)

Fast CAT Fun Runs: 3pm
(Limit of 25 – Advance entry suggested)

Canines in the Clouds: 12:30pm, 4:30pm, 6:30pm

Choral Group Singing: 4 pm

Dog Costume & Ugliest Dog Contest: 6pm

BarkFest Market

Farm Dog Herding Tests

Food Trucks & Concessions

Sunday May 12th

Fast CAT Time Trials: 8am – 2pm
(All first runs must be checked in by 1pm)

BarkFest Market

Canines in the Clouds

Food Trucks & Concessions