Dogtoberfest: Dogs, Dine and Wine

When: Saturday, Oct. 18, 1-5 p.m.
Where: Freshfields Village Green (map)

The temperature is dropping, the leaves are changing and fall is in the air. What better way to spend a day than sipping delicious wine, drinking craft beer, eating great food and helping out a worthy cause?

The Sixth Annual Dogtoberfest event, taking place on Oct. 18 from 1 – 5 p.m. at Freshfields Village near Kiawah Island, brings together pet rescue organizations from around the Lowcountry. The free event includes:

  • Meet-and-greets with local rescue groups (on-site adoptions are not permitted due to screening requirements)
  • Wine tasting ($15 per ticket, includes a commemorative wine glass)
  • Local craft beer from Frothy Beard Brewery
  • Delicious food trucks
  • Live entertainment
  • On-site vendors
  • Pet costume contest
  • Blessing of the animals
  • Exciting prizes and giveaways, and more!

Proceeds from the event benefit participating pet rescue organizations, including: Shih Tzus and Furbabies, Grateful Goldens Rescue, Greyhounds Pets of America - Charleston, SC, Carolina Coonhound Rescue, Pet Helpers, Water’s Edge Animal Rescue, Lowcountry Lab Rescue and King Charles Cavalier Rescue.

The event is hosted by the Kiawah Island Community Association and presented by the Charleston Animal Society. Other event sponsors include: Freshfields Village, Angel Oak Animal Hospital, The Village Market by Harris Teeter, Charleston Veterinary Referral Center, Dog Tired, Creekside Pet Retreat, Vincent's Drug Store and Soda Fountain and Island Mercantile.