October 7th: Dogtoberfest


A Craft Beer Festival & Animal Adoption Event

Saturday, October 7th, 11am-6pm, you can experience the best of both worlds: dogs and beer! The goal of the festival is to find forever homes for as many homeless pets as possible. With more vendors and more breweries, this year promises to be even bigger and better.

This event was launched in 2016 to bring East Texans together for a day full of food, fun, and fur! The goal being to find forever homes for as many homeless pets as possible.

Dogtoberfest is the culmination of adoptable pets, pet friendly vendors, live music, local food vendors, and 25 breweries with more than 80 craft beers for the tasting.

Food galore will be available too, with some of Tyler’s favorites on location including Cafe 1948, Grub Burger, Kona Ice, Pokey O’s Cookies and Ice Cream, Lupita’s Restaurant, Rotolo’s Pizzeria, SayCheese!, Lola’s Sandwiches, Juls, Holy Guacamole, Cup-Pow, and The Stand.

More than 80 craft beers will be available too. You can taste them by purchasing a Craft Beer Tasting Punch Card at spcaeasttx.com/events/dogtoberfest. The Craft Beer Tasting Punch Card is $15 in advanced and $20 at the gate. Tasting is available 12 noon-6pm. A Souvenir Tasting Mug will be given too. One Punch Card is for 10 two-ounce samples of craft beers.

Music will be on stage featuring Babe, a six-piece alt-rock band from Tyler as well as Matt Raker Band. Matt is a 19 year old singer, songwriter, and musician from Tyler with an Indie Rock style, which is mostly a relaxed, chill vibe.

Chance Pena will play as well as the band, Generations, which has a new country and classic rock style. If that were not enough, JT Wilkinson and the band Kinfolk will also perform. It’s going to be a full day of music!

Several rescuers will be on hand with dogs that are available for adoption. Loads of vendors will be set up all along the festival grounds including Nature’s Secret, Southern Sis Bowtique, Therapet, Farmhouse Pet Bakery, Noah’s Critter’s, Dog Scouts of America, and more.

The event will be held at 151 Market Square Blvd., Tyler. It is free to attend.

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