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2018 Barks and Blues Festival Hosted by Paws Humane

2018 Barks and Blues Festival Hosted by Paws Humane

May 19th 4-11 p.m. Woodruff Park, Uptown Columbus.


Join Paws Humane for our third annual Barks and Blues Festival presented by The Stelzenmuller Rescues - Murphy, Mick & Millie. This is our largest annual event fundraiser, and we have so much fun in store for you and your family! The 2018 Barks and Blues Festival will feature live entertainment to include five local bands (Blues, Country, and Rock), a pet costume contest with celebrity judges, food trucks, adult beverages, raffles, arts and crafts vendors, kids zone, pet microchip discounts and pet adoption specials. Pets are welcome, but must be on a leash. 

Entertainment Lineup

  • Neal Lucas Trio
  • GP38
  • Mark Sasser
  • Damn Skippy
  • The Breakdowns, Tom Petty Tribute Band

Pet Costume Contest

*$5 Suggested Donation To Enter. The Pet Costume Contest will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the main stage. Registration for the contest closes at 6:00 p.m.

Pet Costume Contest Celebrity Judges

  • Bear O’Brian, Voice of Kissin’ 99.3
  • Walker Garrett, Columbus Council Member
  • Donna Tompkins, Muscogee County Sheriff
  • Dr. Rene Lefranc, Owner and Veterinarian at 2nd Avenue Animal Hospital
  • Carroll Hudson, Owner of Preppy Pets and Paws Humane Board Member

Pet Costume Contest Categories

  • Owner Pet Lookalike
  • Best Dressed
  • Most Creative
  • Best in Show

We hope to see you, your family, and your furbabies on the banks of the Chattahoochee May 19th! The 2018 Barks and Blues Festival is dedicated in memory of beloved Paws supporter, Leigh Johnston.

Location: 1000 Bay Ave, Columbus, GA 31901

Contact: Mary Yenter

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