Barkyard Parties celebrate pets and animal rescue in Henderson County

Press release from the Blue Ridge Humane Society:

Blue Ridge Humane Society invites everyone to celebrate the love ofHenderson County and support improving the quality of life for companion animals in Henderson County with the 2021 Barkyard Parties. Barkyard Parties are individualized celebrations of animal rescue, adoption, and animal welfare programs that raise awareness and funds for Blue Ridge Humane Society. The events and parties can take place anytime and anywhere over the weekend of September 17-19, 2021.


The Barkyard Parties are being held instead of the traditional fundraising gala, and allow for a variety of ways to show support for Blue Ridge Humane Society while raising vital funds to continue animal rescue, pet support programs and emergency response, pet food assistance programs, and additional community partnerships to support healthy and happy animals.


“After such a successful event last year, we are thrilled for our second year of Barkyard Parties,” shares Angela Prodrick, Executive Director. “These inclusive events allow for anyone from anywhere to participate in a way they most feel comfortable. This year we not only have private parties but we have partnered with several of our local businesses. It is the perfect opportunity to get out and support small businesses in our community and celebrate what Blue Ridge Humane Society offers. If you’d would like to contribute without participating, you can make an in lieu of donation that will go directly towards our vital lifesaving programs.”


Individuals can also host their own event for friends and family to raise funds, or donate directly with an in lieu of gift. Hosts and in lieu of donations above $250 all receive a basket of locally sourced items made possible by the Barkyard Parties presenting sponsor Hunter Subaru, and supporting sponsors Carolina Village, Park National Bank, Lauren Rippy-Beverly Hanks Realtor, First Bank, Annie Fritchner, Champion Credit Union, Wag! A Unique Pet Boutique, and WTZQ Radio.


The 2021 Barkyard Parties that are open to the public are taking place September 17-19 at several locations around Henderson County, with different ways to support both Blue Ridge Humane and local businesses:


Friday, September 17:

  • First Bank Hendersonville Block Party
  • 359 Club at Wine Sage and Gourmet, 3:59pm-6pm
  • Marked Tree Vineyard, $1 per glass of rose sold donated to BRHS
  • Wild Birds Unlimited Hendersonville – % of sales, raffles, donation drive

Saturday, September 18:

  • 1st Annual Car & Truck Show presented by EHHS Student Government, 10am-2pm, East Henderson High School
  • Blessing of the Pets, Mills River Presbyterian Church – supply drive and pet celebration, 10am
  • Dry Falls Brewing – % of sales + $1,000 donation matching challenge
  • Wild Birds Unlimited Hendersonville – % of sales, raffles, donation drive
  • Oklawaha Brewing – $1 per pint donated to BRHS
  • Raymond’s Garden Center – % of sales
  • The Salty Landing – $1 per pint donated to BRHS
  • Surf n Brew – $1 per pint donated to BRHS
  • Mills River Farm Market – Holt Orchards Apple Crisp Mix sales benefiting BRHS

Sunday, September 19:

  • Doggie Olympics and $1 per pint, 1pm-4pm at Mills River Brewing Co.
  • D9 Brewing – open at 1pm. $1 per pint all day, light bites and appetizers provided by Nora’s NY Pizzeria and Eatery from 1pm-4pm (donation suggested), raffles, and more!


For additional details on specific events or to donate, visit /barkyard.


The Blue Ridge Humane Society, Inc., is a 501(c)3 animal welfare organization started in 1950 dedicated to ensuring the highest quality of life for animals in Henderson County and our neighboring communities. BRHS cares for pets awaiting adoption and in foster homes; offers low-cost vaccine clinics, animal education programs, pet training classes, and youth education and projects; coordinates community pet food assistance, emergency vet assistance, and the Spay Neuter Incentive Program (SNIP), which is a collaboration with Henderson County, the City of Hendersonville, and the Henderson County Animal Services Center.


If you believe in our cause, consider making a donation or learning how to volunteer by visiting the Blue Ridge Humane Society’s website at or call (828) 692-2639.

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