Join Dane County Humane Society for its 12th annual Dogtoberfest!

Enjoy live bluegrass music by Milkhouse Radio and Bluegrass TeA & Company, tip back a few tasty Capital Brewery and Bier Garten beers, purchase lunch from Madison favorites, The Ugly Apple Cafe, Pizza Brutta and Miko Poké (vegan and gluten-free options available), all while enjoying a beautiful fall day surrounded by our canine friends and other Dane County Humane Society supporters!


  • 11:00 - Doors open!
  • 11:00-12:30 - Milkhouse Radio
  • 1:00-2:30 - Bluegrass TeA & Company
  • 2:30-3:00 - The Toasterdents
  • 3:00-4:00 - Best Canine Costume Contest and Couple's Costume Contest (for you and your dog)

Take part in the ever popular dog costume contest, emceed by former NBC 15 Anchor, Christine Bellport! We will have three costume contests this year -

  • Best Canine Costume
  • Couple's Costume Contest where you and your pooch show off coordinating outfits
  • Online Costume Contest (Learn how to enter here!)

Tabby & Jack's mobile grooming service will be offering $10 nail trims at the event, with 100% of their proceeds coming to DCHS!

Bringing your dog? All social, leashed (no flexi-leashes) dogs welcome! Be sure to complete the Dogtoberfest Dog Waiver beforehand and bring it with you to shorten your wait time at the admissions table!

There is a $10 entry donation per person for the event and all proceeds raised will help the thousands of animals in need that come through DCHS's doors every year!