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New Dog and Beer Event, Bark 'N Brew, Coming to Hart Park this Weekend

“Bark ‘N Brew,” a new two-day event aimed at dog owners and beer enthusiasts will be held Saturday, August 27 from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM and Sunday, August 28 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM at Hart Park located at 7300 West Chestnut Street in Wauwatosa.

Bark ‘N Brew will have hours of entertainment for owners and their dogs. Andrew Han’s Disc Dogs will host twenty-minute shows featuring an entourage of talented canines. These trained, athletic canines will amaze crowds as they snatch flying discs out of the air. The Milwaukee County Police Department’s K9 Unit will also be on site hosting demonstrations on how their hounds put their noses to work.

Dogs can also compete for distance and height in the Ultimate Air Dog Competition, where dogs will race down a dock and leap into a 20,000 gallon pool. All competition dogs are encouraged to pre-register at UltimateAirDogs.com. Beginners are welcome to sign up on site the day of the event.

Bark ‘N Brew will feature the Maggiano’s Bark Garden with a variety of craft beers from Lagunitas Brewing Company and Vander Mill Ciders, a selection of fine wines from Forgotten Fire Winery, and savory food from Maggiano’s Little Italy and local food trucks.

At the main stage area, attendees and their dogs will be able to participate and win prizes in various contests like Best Trick, a Dog and Owner Look-Alike contest, an 80’s Costume Contest, Best Kisser, and the Furminator (biggest hairball). Participants can sign up for contests next to the stage the day of the event.  

Exhibitors will be on site to educate pet owners on pet nutrition, obedience training, pet care, and grooming and there will be vendors showcasing the latest fashions and pet products that you won’t find in stores.

Bark ‘N Brew admission is free and a portion of the proceeds from food and beverage sales will benefit JR’s Pups-N-Stuff, a local nonprofit organization that provides Foster homes for rescued pets. JR’s will be on site and accepting applications for pet adoptions.

Bark ‘N Brew is a rain or shine event. Dogs must be on a leash and be current with vaccines.

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