Fall Dog-friendly events in Northern Virginia


Dogtoberfest at Hops N Shine

Hops N Shine

Sunday October 6, 2-7PM
3410 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia 22305


Join Hops N Shine, local pet businesses, and local rescues for a fun dog filled day in Del Ray. 

  • Dress your pup up for a chance to win a pet costume contest!
  • Flying Dog Dogtoberfest On Draft
  • Fun dog toy giveaways from Flying Dog Brewery and Tito’s Vodka
  • Autumn themed cocktails from Belle Isle
  • NFL Football Action inside!
  • Meet Folks from the following local groups and businesses, including Presidential Pet Care


K9’s in the Vines!

The Winery at La Grange

Sunday October 13, 11am-1pm
4970 Antioch Rd, Haymarket, Virginia 20169

$30 per person/dog(s), ($25 per Wine Club Member)

Grab your leashes and grab your dogs- We will be hosting our annual K9’s in the Vines on Sunday October 13th at The Winery at La Grange!  Enjoy a leisurely walk through our vineyards with your pup while stopping in at several tasting stations along the way to sample the wines we grow on the estate. A portion of ticket sales will go to Homeward Trails Animal Rescue, and include the wine tasting and stemless K9’s in the Vines wine glass as well as 10% off bottle purchases that day at the winery! Afterwards stay around and enjoy food trucks and local dog related vendors, including Woofbowl, a doggy food truck, wine and live music!


Dogtoberfest at Port City

Port City Brewing Company

Saturday, October 19 12-8PM
3950 Wheeler Ave, Alexandria, Virginia 22304

This event will be held in the parking lot outside of the brewery with activities throughout the day for dogs as well as a dog adoption (1-3PM), bulldog kissing booth, agility course, and local organizations that support our animal friends! Also, Dog Trivia will be held from 3-5PM outside so dog friends can attend AND Heavenly Santa will be there for dogs to get their holiday photos. A percentage of sales throughout the day will be donated to the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria!



StoneBridge Potomac Town Center

Saturday, October 19, 11 AM-4 PM
15201 Potomac Town Pl, Woodbridge, VA 22191


Bring Fido to this fun day out where all are welcome to attend and enjoy free family and pet-friendly activities including: a pet parade/costume contest, a lure course, pet-friendly exhibitors, children’s entertainment, store discounts, prizes, and much more. Pet photo booth donations will benefit the Prince William SPCA. All pets in attendance must be leashed. 


Paws Vegas 2019

Solace Brewing Company

Sunday, October 27, 2-6 pm
42615 Trade West Drive #100, Dulles, Virginia 20166

Hosted by Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation. Same great casino games, silent auction, raffle and FUN TIMES at an awesome new venue. Join us for the 3rd Annual Paws Vegas at Solace Brewing Company in Sterling, Va from 2-6 pm.


10th Annual Dogma Trick or Treat in the Village at Shirlington

Dogma Bakery

Sunday, October 27 2-4 pm
2772 S Arlington Mill Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22206

It’s the annual Trick or Treat for Dogs with Lucky Dog Animal Rescue! Come by to get some treats and cookies for your dogs!


All the President’s Pups Tour

Mount Vernon

Every Saturday in October from 10 am-12 pm, 10/5-10/26
3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Alexandria Virginia


Bring your dog for this 1.25-mile walking tour and explore canine life at the estate. Along the way, learn about George Washington’s love for dogs and his efforts to improve the quality of his hunting dogs through breeding.



Barks, Brews, and Bites

Jackson 20

Every Thursday from 4-7 pm, 7/18-12/26
480 King Street, Alexandria, Virginia


Barks, Brews & Bites Happy Hour will be held every Thursday through the year. Guests are encouraged to bring their furry friends to enjoy some treats for both of them.


Local Parks to have a fun Fall hike with pups:


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