How to Win Barktoberfest, A Puppy Parade at Pier 17

by | Oct 29, 2019 | Coming Up, Downtown Living, Events, Featured, Pets

Photo credit Eddy Gary

Today is BARKtoberfest, so get your costumes and hashtags ready–Downtown Magazine is offering big prizes for the best dog costumes and an equally big prize for our Instagram competition. Don’t miss out on your chance to win. This is your guide to the celebration, competition, and puppy parade that happens every BARKtober.


BARKtoberfest is a Halloween-themed costume party and contest for pooches and their owners, hosted by Downtown Magazine and Poochi NYC. A panel of judges will give prizes for the best costumes, while owners relax with a beer and a complimentary gift bag (while supplies last). 

Categories: Best CostumeHeadline of the Day Costume, The Funniest Costume, Most Glamorous Costume, Most Creative Costume, Most Cuddly Costume (with Instagram likes component), as well as three Runners Up.

A truly glam pup.

Prizes for BARKtoberfest:

Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown Free night stay at an architectural icon in the heart of lower Manhattan Value $1,000

Tribeca Grill Gift Certificate Value $650.00

Worth Street Veterinary Center Gift Certificate, the only American Animal Hospital Association (AHAA) accredited facility in downtown Manhattan Value $475.00

Eataly Gift Basket Value $100

Downtown 1-year subscription and the winning Pooch will be featured on Barclay’s Spot print issue Value $59.00

Frederic Fekkai Makeover by the one and only Value $700.00

WellPup Treats for pups Value $1,000

Mitchel Gold Bob Williams Value $500 to $700 

Pet Plate Box of food Value $156.00 

Bring your best pup costume to BARKtoberfest today at 6:30 pm.

Today (October 29th) from 6:30-8:00 pm. 

Pier 17
89 South Street, New York, NY 10038

How (Instagram Competition)

Easy! Competitors can post a picture with these hashtags. The account with the most likes on the post by November 1st to win!


Not already signed up? Check out our Eventbrite HERE

Jason Zafarana (Poochi NYC) and Grace Capobianco (Downtown CEO) with their pups, Bronx and Barclay, at BARKtoberfest.


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