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Pints for Paws Craft Beverage Festival

April 14 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Mark your calendars and save the date for Pints for Paws Craft Beverage Festival – April 14, 2018 from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. Celebrate the Durham craft beverage community while raising funds for Animal Protection Society of Durham! Ticket sales will be limited – buy your ticket before we sell out!

This new festival will be the first of its kind in Durham, with local craft breweries and other local craft beverage makers coming together in one, all-Durham event.  This family- and dog-friendly festival will be held at Northgate Plaza, in Durham. There will be food trucks, a band, doggie wading pools, and more.  Adoptable dogs from APS of Durham will also be there for you to meet! 100% of the proceeds will benefit Animal Protection Society of Durham to care for animals in need.

  • More than a dozen Durham craft beverage makers
  • Beer, cider, mead, spirits, sodas, teas
  • Food Trucks: Chirba Chirba, Baton Rouge Cuisine and 815 Gourmet Grill
  • Live music by The Rusted Rails
  • Bring your well-behaved dogs! (on leash of course)
  • All proceeds benefit Animal Protection Society of Durham
  • Family- and dog-friendly



Participating Beverage Companies



Thank You to our Sponsors



Sam’s Quik Shop

Triangle Today

Zoomy Dogs

Beer Durham

Matt Stone Farm Bureau Insurance

Local Mobile Veterinary Service

Posh The Salon

Durham Coca-Cola

Keep Durham Beautiful

Virginia and Aaron Fitt


Get ready to bring the whole family – including Rover – to support APS of Durham and our local craft beverage community.  Contact us if you are interested in sponsorship and volunteering.

To become a sponsor, contact Darlene Fiscus – development@apsofdurham.org OR 919-560-0640 ext. 231.



1. CLICK HERE to sign up!

2. Complete your profile.

3. Once you have completed your profile, you can log in to your volunteer portal and sign up for the event!

Bookmark this link: https://www.volgistics.com/ex2/vicnet.dll?from=214483 You’ll navigate to April 14, the event date, and sign up for whatever you’d like!

The event is LIVE for sign ups, and we have broken some roles into shifts, but you are more than welcome to spend the day with us and sign up for more than one task throughout the day! Click to April 14 to view the available options.

Duty descriptions are below, and keep in mind: bartenders serving beverages must be 21+.

Duty Descriptions:

Set Up: Help ensure the festival is set up for the vendors – tents, tables, chairs, donation jars, registration lines, vendor booths, volunteer check in station is ready, signs are hung, etc.

Volunteer Check In: Check in each volunteer, provide them with a t-shirt, wristband, point out their assignment and lead

Vendor Check In: Ensure each vendor gets checked in by business and name, provide them with a wristband, and show them to their designated area (according to the map)

Admissions: Check IDs, affix wristbands, check bags, check leashes

Bartender: MUST BE 21+ help beverage vendors as needed; 2 volunteers per vendor to pour samples of beverages

Hospitality and Hydration: Refill doggie bowls, empty trash cans, exchange leashes (if folks bring flexi-leads), direct guests to restrooms, first aid, lost and found, trash cans, etc.

Clean Up Crew: Clean up after the event

You’ll receive more information in the weeks leading up to the event. If you have never worked an event with APS before, that is okay! We would love to have you, and we will train you as needed prior. Just come ready for a fun day raising money for the animals of APS!

If you cannot help on April 14, we also need volunteers to help post information about Pints for Paws in Durham: stick a poster on your workplace bulletin board, your vet’s office, your favorite coffee shop-there are materials and a sign out sheet (to ensure we don’t duplicate locations) in the volunteer office. You can stop by the shelter during open hours and ask for the volunteer office.

Questions? Contact volunteer@apsofdurham.org



April 14
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm