Today is the 9th Annual Beacon Barks from 10-3. Everyone is welcome to attend! Donations for cats and dogs will be accepted, and proceeds will benefit area animal shelters and organizations. Beacon Barks is the street festival for people who love animals, live music, great food (even treats for your four legged friends), and having fun in the heart of Beacon.

A variety of service providers (such as groomers, vets and many others) offer information and advice on caring for your best friend.   And don't forget the dog parade which gets under way at 11am, with line-up starting at 10:30. Costumes are encouraged! There will be dogs available for adoption from a variety of organizations, including the Dutchess County SPCA. For more info you can call the Beacon Barkery at 845-440-7652. Support our animal friends and come on out!