ATTN: PET LOVERS IN PELHAM
Two By Two Rescue’s 5th Annual Barktoberfest is this Sunday in Old Town Helena—Join your neighbors for fun!
by Kellie McKinney
Born in the fall of 2015, Barktoberfest has grown to become one of the most exciting events Two By Two hosts each the year. Held in the Helena Amphitheater, the festival draws visitors from Helena and neighboring areas with good food, unique vendors, a low cost shot clinic, kids’ activities, and of course all kinds of adorable four-legged friends. The first year was a wild success and has only grown each and every year since. The last two years, the event has been held on Sunday afternoon, providing the perfect opportunity to come grab a bite to eat, shop local finds with our vendors, grab a sweet treat at our bake sale, get your dog washed and microchipped and enjoy our beautiful Alabama fall weather. Who knows, you may even get to meet our event Queen!
This year our event is held on this Sunday, October 20th, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. The City of Helena has again graciously offered the use of the Helena Amphitheater. This venue offers the perfect balance of open fields for the dogs to play and wooded shady areas to escape the sun and enjoy shopping or have something to eat.
A lot of planning goes into this event. Large tasks like getting food trucks to commit to the smallest details of getting hot pink spray paint to mark off vendor spaces. One thing is for sure, our event would not be possible without our wonderful volunteers. There are multiple ways to help with the event. Set up on Saturday, early morning set up on Sunday, greeting our guests, playing with the dogs in the off-leash dog area, cooking food in the concession stand and the list goes on. For those of you who have helped with this event the last four years, THANK YOU! For those of you who would like to get involved, please let us know! You can email Jennifer at [email protected] or Kellie at [email protected] to get plugged in and learn how you can help. Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you this Sunday, October 20th!