NO Aerosol products/cans
NO Drones, remote-controlled aircraft, toys
NO Drugs or drug paraphernalia
NO Glass, cans, cups or coolers
NO Camelback water bags
NO Illegal substances
NO Cigarettes or vapes
NO Large chains or spiked jewelry
NO Large purses, bags or backpacks (Must be smaller than 12″ x 12″)
NO Laser pointers or air horns
NO Outside food or beverages (including water)
NO Professional photo, video, or audio recording equipment (no detachable lenses, tripods, big zooms or commercial-use rigs)
NO Stickers, flyers
NO Tents, large umbrellas
NO Toy guns, water guns, slingshots
NO Weapon or weapon accessories of any kind, real or fictional
(including whips, lightsabers, pocket knives, pepper spray, fireworks, fake weapons/props, etc.)
NO Wind chairs/sofas
NO Infants or toddlers (or anyone else under 21 years old) are not allowed into the festival



Cell phones
Non-professional cameras
Medium Bags, Purses, Clutches (Must be smaller than 12″ x 12″)
EMPTY water bottles up to 16oz
Prescribed medication (in a container with matching ID to be checked at entry)

Outside food or drink (exception for documented medical needs – must have a doctor’s note with matching ID)

Prohibited Items In Dog Fest
Prohibited Items In Dog Fest

Bark and Brews Dog Fest San Diego is an eagerly anticipated event that brings together dog lovers and their furry companions for a day of fun, activities, and camaraderie. While the festival promises a memorable experience for all attendees, it is essential to adhere to certain guidelines to ensure the safety and well-being of both humans and dogs. As such, organizers have implemented a list of prohibited items in Dog Fest to maintain a secure and enjoyable environment for everyone involved.

Harmful Substances:

To prioritize the health and safety of our four-legged friends, Dog Fest San Diego strictly prohibits the presence of harmful substances. Attendees are not allowed to bring any toxic plants, foods, or substances that may pose a threat to dogs. This includes items such as chocolate, grapes, alcohol, and any other potentially harmful edibles.

Aggressive Dog Gear:

In the spirit of fostering a positive and friendly atmosphere, the festival organizers discourage the use of aggressive dog gear. Items such as prong collars, shock collars, and choke chains are prohibited to ensure that dogs interact in a non-threatening and harmonious manner. This measure aims to prevent any potential conflicts among dogs and contribute to a safe environment for all participants.

Excessive Noise Makers:

While some noise is inevitable at a lively event like Dog Fest San Diego, the use of excessively loud noise-making devices is discouraged. Air horns, loud speakers, and other disruptive items that may cause distress to the dogs or disrupt the event are strictly prohibited. This rule helps maintain a stress-free environment, allowing dogs and their owners to enjoy the festivities without unnecessary disturbances.

Sharp Objects:

To prevent accidents and injuries, the Dog festival prohibits the presence of sharp objects. Attendees are advised not to bring items such as knives, scissors, or any other sharp tools that could potentially harm dogs or their handlers. This precautionary measure aims to create a secure space for everyone, minimizing the risk of accidents or injuries during the festival.

Unauthorized Commercial Promotion:

Dog Fest San Diego is a celebration of the bond between humans and their canine companions, and as such, unauthorized commercial promotion is not permitted. Attendees are discouraged from distributing flyers, promotional materials, or engaging in any form of unauthorized advertising. This ensures that the focus remains on the festival’s core purpose and the enjoyment of all participants.