4th Annual Barks and Blues Festival

Get ready to kick off summer with some fun at the 4th Annual Barks and Blues Festival presented by The Stelzenmuller Rescues – Murphy, Mick and Millie. The festival will be held Saturday, May 11th 4-11 p.m. at Woodruff Park in Uptown Columbus.

This year, Barks and Blues will feature live entertainment with headlining act The Heather Gillis Band, a pet costume contest with celebrity judges, food trucks, adult beverages, raffle, arts and crafts vendors, pet adoption specials, and a kid’s zone featuring a bounce house. Pets are welcome, but must be on a leash. The best part is, admission is free!

Entertainment lineup includes Neal Lucas, Jonboy Storey, The Mark Sasser Band, Damn Skippy, GP38, and The Heather Gillis Band. The pet costume contest categories include Owner Pet Lookalike, Best Dressed, Most Creative, and Best in Show. The pet costume contest will begin at 5:45 p.m. at the main stage. Contestant selections will take place from 4-5:30 p.m. where 15 of the best dressed pets will be chosen for final voting. Fun prizes for you and your pet will be awarded.

In addition to entertainment and the costume contest, the festival will feature 50-60 vendors including: Wing Boss, Butt Hutt, GastroDawg, Icey Girl and Co., Magpie Candles, Barking Dog Bandanas, SPARK Art, Corta, and Columbus Fire and EMS.  Along with food trucks and arts and crafts vendors, adult beverages provided by Omaha Brewing Company and B & B Beverage Company will be available for purchase.

Paws Humane is encouraging the community to bring their lawn chairs out and listen to some great music to support a charitable cause. We hope to see you on the banks of the Chattahoochee River on May 11th. Rain or shine, we’ll be there!


·         May 11th 4-11 p.m.

·         Woodruff Park, Uptown Columbus

·         Free Admission

·         Pets welcome, but must be on a leash

For more information on the upcoming Barks and Blues Festival, please visit www.barksandblues.com or call 706-660-5925.

Courtesy: Paws Humane Society

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