Get Involved with Island Beach State Park


The May Day Festival has been postponed. We are rescheduling it for the fall. Stay tuned for details!

Save the Date: October 3rd, 2020

Barktoberfest - Fall Festival and Pet Expo

Barktoberfest will feature  craft vendors, food, music, family fun, and more! Bring your pet along while you browse the extensive lineup of pet products and services at the Pet Expo. More details to come!

Interested in being a vendor? All NEW vendors should fill out an application here.

Returning vendors will be sent a registration form via email in January. 

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: