Barktoberfest rescheduled for Nov. 12

Published 2:43 pm Friday, October 27, 2017

By GRAHAM BROOKS / Staff Writer

HELENA–The much anticipated “Barktoberfest” originally set to take place on Saturday, Oct. 28, has now been rescheduled for a later date due to the threat of inclement weather, Two-by-Two Animal Rescue announced.

The event has been moved to Sunday, Nov. 12, from noon to 4 p.m., at the Helena Amphitheater.

Barktoberfest is sponsored by Two-by-Two Animal Rescue and will feature plenty of fun for four-legged friends and the entire family.

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.

The vaccination and microchip will be sponsored by VIP Mobile Clinic and prices at Barktoberfest are as follows:

Parvo and bordatella vaccinations will be $10 each, a microchip will cost $25, a one-year rabies shot will be $10 and a three-year rabies shot will be $15.

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