Event Information

September 16th | Bear Creek Regional Park

All Parking is at Norris Penrose Event Center-overflow lot at 1106 W. Moreno Ave, Colorado Springs, 80905. Dog-friendly shuttles will run throughout the day. There is no parking at the Festival Area or Bear Creek Nature Center.

See this Google Map for exact parking location.


Dog Walk starts at Bear Creek Nature Center 10 AM and follows a 2-mile course to the Festival.

Dog Friendly Festival (wristband required for entry) opens at 10AM Bear Creek Regional Park West.

NEW! – Pawtoberfest Craft Brews & Spirits Tasting open 11am – 2pm in the Festival Area at Bear Creek Regional Park West. 

8:30AM----- Dog Walk Registration & t-shirt pick up opens at    Bear Creek Nature Center

10:00AM---- Dog Walk Starts – 2 mile trail from Bear Creek Nature Center to Festival

10:00AM---- Festival opens – Registration & t-shirt pick up begins

10:30AM----- VIP Early Access to Craft Beer & Spirits Tasting for Pawtoberfest Teams with 4 or more adult members

11:00AM---- Craft Beer & Spirits Tasting begins

11:30AM---- Top Fundraiser Award Presentation

2:00PM------ Craft Beer & Spirits Tasting ends

3:00 PM------Festival Closes