Matt Ryan Band to Perform at Annual ‘Barktoberfest’ on October 26

Fall festival includes family fun, baking contests and athletic events.

ADRIAN, Mich. – Food, fall festivities, music and football, the third annual Barktoberfest features family-friendly entertainment for all ages. Beginning at2:00 p.m. and concluding at 5:00 p.m., Barktoberfest will be held at the Adrian College Docking Stadium grounds (previously Multisport Stadium) off Charles Street in Adrian, Michigan.

Headline entertainment is Michigan’s own Matt Ryan Band. Described as a modern country band, their music draws influences from multiple genres. Supported by authentic vocals and a raw country sound, the Matt Ryan Band recognizes their Michigan roots and provides a toe-tapping good time.

Returning for another year, the Apple & Pumpkin Pie Contest will once again crown a winner. Registrations for new entries are still being accepted and forms can be found online at

New this year is the addition of the ‘Bruiser Buddy’ contest. Dress up your canine companion and don your AC spirit wear and join in the fun with Bruiser, the College mascot.  With inflatables, a petting zoo, mini train rides there is certain to be fun for the whole family.

Show your Bulldog Spirit as the Adrian College Bulldogs face Olivet Comets on the football field following the festivities. Gates open at 4:00 p.m. with general admission $5.00, seniors over 60 and children under 10 are $3.00.

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