Get Involved with Island Beach State Park


Barktoberfest has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We hope to offer this festival next year! 

More details to come. See below for last year's event info!

Program Schedule:

  • 11:30 Presentation: TriOrganics natural mosquito and tick control
  • 12:30 Presentation: Pure Energy Dog Training
  • 1:30 Group Dog Walk and Beach Cleanup
  • 3:00 K9 Demo: State Park Police

Event Highlights:

  • Free Nail Trimmings by Salty Dog Grooming
  • Microchipping by the Pittie Project - Free for Pit Bull Breeds, $20 for all Other Breeds
  • Petting Zoo
  • Pet Photo Station with ABD Photography
  • Pet and People Caricatures with Marty Mayo
  • Native Plant Sale with the Little Plant Company
  • Visit the Volunteer Auxiliary for Animal Shelters's Adoption Bus
  • Sand Squatch Beach Race 


  • Hotdog House
  • Cures BBQ
  • Shore Shake
  • IScream Ice Cream

Rescues and Non Profits:

·         All Fur One Pet Rescue & Adoptions  

·         Barnegat Bay Partnership

·         Big Cat Rescue

·         Bridges to Safety Animal Rescue

·         Calling All Cats Rescues

·         Caregiver Canines

·         East Coast Paws N Claws

·         Fund-A-Bull Bulldog in Rescue

·         Lost Dog Search & Rescue

·         Mamas-gona Rescue

·         National Great Pyrenees Rescue

·         New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium

·         NJ Boxer Rescue

·         NJ Greyhound Adoption Program

·         Ocean County Animal Facility

·         Ocean County Department of Parks & Recreation CIP

·         Ocean County Rutgers Master Gardeners

·         PawZabilities PA

·         Pets for Vets Ocean County Chapter


·         The Volunteer Auxiliary For Animal Shelters, Inc.


Pet Supplies and Services:

·         4 Loving Paws  

·         4 Paws Passion

·         Best Friends Pet Hotel

·         Bojangles Bolicious Biscuits

·         Bundle of Paws Photography, LLC

·         Dee's Doggie Deelights

·         HankMaddie Bowtique

·         Krazy 4 the dogs

·         Nurses Natural Solution

·         Paws By The Beach LLC

·         PawZabilities PA

·         PriorityVet, LLC

·         Salty Dog Grooming

·         The Drooling Dog Bakery

·         The Spotted Pup

·         Toby'sTail Waggin Treats, LLC

·         Whoof Warmers


Additional Vendors:

·         Art By Dawn McDonnell  

·         Celtic Chairde Creations

·         Charmed Bracelets by Joyce

·         Eclectic Homestead

·         Edye's Naturals

·         Follow Me 2 The Sea Photography

·         J E Knecht Photography

·         Jalma Farms

·         KT Kraft and Designs

·         Life arts designs

·         Lil Lulu Quilts and Clothier

·         Nature's Artistry

·         Out of Pop's Shed

·         Pop's Shop

·         Sea Glass Jewelry by Kristen

·         Seaglass Treasures

·         Socks & Stuff

·         String Happy Art

·         Surf Dawgs, LLC

·         Susan Ruth Creations

·         TriOrganics

·         Upcycled Earth






The Friends of Island Beach thanks our sponsors for the 2020 events. Please support local the local businesses who support the park and the community: