Alyssa Chandler, Public Information Officer, Orange County Animal Services
Phone: 407-405-7782

Free, Family-Friendly Barktoberfest 2018 Wags its Way to Lake Eola this Sunday

Orange County Animal Services invites you to the shelter’s free seventh annual rescue-appreciation event, Barktoberfest 2018! This family-friendly event features adoptable dogs and cats, delicious food truck cuisine, pet-related vendors and games. Details are below.

Barktoberfest 2018

When: Sunday, November 18, 2018 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

Where: Lake Eola Park, 100 North Eola Drive, Orlando, Florida 32801 

What: This annual event brings together Orange County Animal Services’ valued rescue partners to highlight the life-saving work they accomplish for pets throughout the community. This year, 25 local pet rescue groups are slated to attend – representing pets of various breeds, sizes and ages available for adoption. In addition, more than 15 vendors will offer various services to attendees and food trucks will be available.

Special Deals: Orange County Animal Services is offering free pet microchipping and rabies vaccines to Orange County residents during event hours. The Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando is offering low-cost vaccines and heartworm disease tests during event hours. 

Media Contacts: Alyssa Chandler, Orange County Animal Services Public Information Officer, 407-405-7782; Diane Summers, Orange County Animal Services Program Manager, 407-600-5714.

More information can be found on the Facebook event page here:

About Orange County Government: Orange County Government strives to serve its residents and guests with integrity, honesty, fairness and professionalism. Located in Central Florida, Orange County includes 13 municipalities and is home to world-famous theme parks, one of the nation’s largest convention centers and a thriving life science research park. Seven elected members make up the Board of County Commissioners, including the Mayor, who is elected countywide. For more information, please visit or go to Orange County Government’s social media channels.

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