Barks & Blues Festival 2019
Saturday, May 11th 4-11PM
4th Annual Barks & Blues Festival
The Stelzenmuller Rescues
Planning is well underway for the fourth annual Barks & Blues festival scheduled for May 11, 2019. This year we are excited to announce this pet friendly event will be held at the beautiful Woodruff Park on the Riverfront in Uptown Columbus for the 2nd year in a row and will include great music & entertainment, a pet costume contest, food & beverages, raffles, vendors, and a kids zone. There will also be adoption specials for the wonderful animals that will be on site.
The vision of Paws Humane Society is to create a community where 100% of the adoptable animals in our community find loving homes and no animals will be euthanized because of pet overpopulation. Paws Humane is a regional leader for animal welfare in spay/neuter, adoption, outreach and education, and our mission is to enrich the lives of both animals and people as a solution-based community resource for animal welfare. Paws Humane’s largest fundraiser, Barks and Blues, is crucial to the support of this mission.
Headliner: Heather Gillis Band
The Mark Sasser Band
Pet Costume Contest
The Costume Contest is sponsored by our partners at Preppy Pets, a Columbus dog grooming and boarding facility. The contest will begin at 5:45 p.m. Contestant selections will take place from 4-5:30 p.m. where 15 of the best dressed pets will be chosen for final voting at the main stage. Fun prizes for you and your pet will be awarded!
- Owner Pet Lookalike
- Best Dressed
- Most Creative
- Best in Show
- Preppy Pet Honorable Mention
- Sheriff Donna Tompkins
- Lori Lee, Voice of 95.3 Country Legends
- Carroll Hudson, Owner of Preppy Pets and Paws Humane Board Member
- Teresa Whitaker, WRBL News 3 Anchor
The 4th Annual Barks and Blues Festival would not exist without the generous support from our sponsors. All proceeds raised from Barks and Blues goes directly towards supporting our lifesaving goal of ensuring no healthy or treatable companion animal is ever euthanized for space. Thank you to our 2019 Barks and Blues Festival Sponsors!
Wanda & Shelby Amos Foundation
Law Offices of Gary Bruce
Become a Vendor
Vendor Booth Fees
Arts & Crafts: $50
Food Trucks: $100
Informational Booths: No Fee
Let us know if you want to be a vendor!
Want to be a Barks & Blues volunteer?
*Must be at least 18 years or older*
1000 Bay Ave.
Columbus, GA 31909
Saturday, May 11th
More information on Barks & Blues Events page