Barktoberfest coming to Helena Oct. 28

Published 5:21 pm Tuesday, October 3, 2017

By GRAHAM BROOKS / Staff Writer

HELENA–An event designated just for four-legged friends is coming to Helena at the end of October.

“Barktoberfest,” as the event is referred to, will take place on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., as plenty of fun will be available for the entire family and their furry friends.

Barktoberfest is sponsored by Two-by-Two Animal Rescue and is a free event for the entire family at the Helena Amphitheater.

Pet owners and their dogs will have the opportunity to enjoy things such as an off leash dog park, a chance to see the dog adoption center, low cost vaccines and microchips, a kid’s zone with a bouncy house and slide, face painting, hay rides, pony rides, vendors, live music, a bake sale, plenty of food, a gift shop, door prizes and more.

Celebrity dogs will also make an appearance where they will show off their talents.

Anyone interested in sponsorship, vendor information or volunteering should email Jennifer at

Two-by-Two Animal Rescue is a 501 C (3) no-profit, no-kill organization. Two-by-Two began in 2002 when Sonya Smith began feeding strays in Old Town Helena, according to their website.

She noticed another concerned citizen had been leaving food for them too and placed a note in a bowl. The note was found. They met and combined their efforts to rescue the many stray dogs dodging traffic.

For more information on Two-by-Two and Barktoberfest, visit