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2019 Buffalo Bark in the Park

Last year’s Buffalo Bark in the Park was a big success, and managed to draw a large number of pooches and their people to Delaware Park’s Gala Waters (Hoyt Lake).

It’s great to see an event such as this gaining so much ground. There have been other pet festivals in Buffalo over the yers, but this one appears to have what it takes to become a crowd favorite in years to come.

The reason for the incredible turnout was not simply the beautiful park setting, it was the vast array of participating vendors that set up at the affair, including (this year’s line-up):

716 Dog Pack
Buddy’s Second Chance Rescue
City of Buffalo Animal Shelter
Buffalo Underdogs Rescue
Paws & Awws Photography
The Silver Lining for Pit Bulls, Inc.
BrewDogs & FeWines
Cooper Loves Sophie
Nickel City Animal Hospital
Dog Days of Buffalo
Laura’s Critter Care, LLC
The Laundromutt
Hound Fresh
Nickel City Animal Hospital
Rebel Riders Rescue
Drift Woodworking
Simply Plain Fancy

Then, you have to take into consideration the food trucks and beverage stands that set up, which made the event even more tantalizing:

Fat Bob’s Smokehouse
Sweet lisa

Ashker’s Juice Bar – Bistro – Gallery
Community Beer Works

Add to that, a pet parade and contest, free welcome bags for the first 200 attendees, and free PAWrent Tips by Dog Days of Buffalo, and this event is simply paradise for dog lovers and their four legged friends.

For those looking to enter the pup parade, here are the details:

12:30 p.m. Parade Start Time
*Must sign up at the Olmsted Houndquarters beforehand*

Contest categories are:
Owner look-alike
Best Dressed
Most “Olmsted Orange”
Curliest Tail
Most Buffalonian
Best Smile
Best Strut

And to make the event even better, here are some of the other highlights that will round out the day:

*11:30 a.m. – Grooming 101
*1:30 p.m. – The Art of Walking Your Pup
Instagram Photo Contest
Awesome Prize Give-a-ways
Live Music by Grace Lougen

All pets are welcome to this festive event, which will take place on Saturday, August 17, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Hoyt Lake in Delaware Park, parking is available along Lincoln Parkway and on Rumsey Road.

Visit this Facebook event page for more details. This event is brought to us by the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy.

Photo courtesy Buffalo Bark in the Park

Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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