Placer SPCA Event Comes to Roseville

Roseville, CA – In its 8th year, Barktoberfest returns for the community favorite canine-friendly family festival. Saturday, September 29th from 9:30am-2:30pm, join Placer SPCA for Barktoberfest @ The Grounds – formerly the Placer County Fairgrounds.

New this year, Barktoberfest will kick-off with Doggie & Me Yoga lead by local yoga instructor, Joy Arnold. Start the day off with relaxation and stretching with or without your leashed canine companion. Yoga registration is $10 – limit one leashed canine per adult entry. In addition to yoga, guests will enjoy free festival entry to doggie activities, local vendors, food trucks, music and more. Be sure to wear a costume for our costume contest – yes, dogs included!


Barktoberfest Biergarten

Back and bigger than ever is the Barktoberfest Biergarten. Enjoy tasting ice cold brews from 40 beer vendors! VIP tickets are $35 and include unlimited tastings in a 10oz souvenir glass. General admission tickets are $25 and include unlimited small samples. Must be 21 or older to participate. Breweries include Firestone Walker, Wildcide Cider, Drake’s Brewing Company, Crooked Lane, Lagunitas and more.

Barktoberfest Schedule

  • 9:30am – Doggie & Me Yoga session #1 check-in opens
  • 9:30am – Festival begins
  • 9:45am – Doggie & Me Yoga session #1 begins
  • 10:15am – Doggie & Me Yoga session #2 check-in opens
  • 10:30am – Doggie & Me Yoga session #2 begins
  • 10:30am – Costume Contest
  • 11:00am – Biergarten opens
  • 11:00am – Best Pet Trick Competition
  • 12:00pm – Roseville Police K9 demonstration #1 begins
  • 1:00pm – Roseville Police K9 demonstration #2 begins
  • 2:00pm – Raffle winners announced
  • 2:30pm – Event concludes


Since 1973, the Placer SPCA has been dedicated to facilitating the humane treatment of animals in Placer County as well as a safer, healthier community overall. This non-profit organization houses as many as 4,000 animals each year, and includes an education room and treatment rooms for sick and injured animals. Other services provided by the Placer SPCA include adoption counseling, spay/neuter assistance and education, pet lost and found, humane education, collaborative rescue efforts, foster care, mobile adoption, behavior modification counseling and training, and volunteer opportunities. The Placer SPCA is not affiliated with any other entity and does not receive funding from the ASPCA or HSUS.