- Win Spurs Tickets! All Members who purchase a ticket are entered into a raffle to win 2 Spurs Tickets (and more). Click here to learn more.
- Locally-sourced breakfast tacos will be available at Check In thanks to Huerta’s Tamales.
- Educational Schedule Updated!!
- There will be a total of 8 coops on this year’s tour. The most we’ve ever had.
What is BAWKtoberfest?
Backyard chicken coops are a growing trend in Corpus Christi.
BAWKtoberfest is GROW Local South Texas’ annual backyard chicken coop tour, a fun day for the whole family. There is no better way to learn how to build a coop in your own yard than seeing how your neighbors have done it. Kids especially love seeing chickens up close and personal.
Here is how it works:
- When and Where: Saturday, October 21, 2017
- GROW Local South Texas Members: $5
- GROW Local South Texas Non-Members: $10
- Children 12 and under are free
- What is a GROW Local South Texas Membership?
- BAWKtoberfest Raffle! Win Spurs Tickets!
- Win 4 Tickets to The Spurs by buying BAWK tickets. Learn more here.
2016 Coop Stop Videos
Learning Garden Education Schedule
We will conduct a half-day of fantastic chicken-related learning workshops. We will post the schedule of educational events here when it is finalized.
9:30am – Feeding Your Chickens: Myth and Fact
Speaker: Nutrena Animal Feeds
9:50am – Farming Bugs to Feed My Chickens?
Speaker: Erica Duncan
10:15am – Hear From Your Local Pastured Egg Farmer
Speaker: Future Focus Farm
10:40am – Predator Management
Speaker: Larry Pilbin, BAWKtoberfest 2017 Co-chair
11:00am – Hear From Your Local Sustainable Egg Farmer
Speakers: Janelle & Abel Villarreal, Pecking Order Farms
11:25am — Health and Welfare for your backyard flock.
Speaker: Jason Ott, Nueces County Agriculture – Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
All Morning: Kids’ Chicken Art with KSpace Contemporary
10:00am & 10:30am – Composting with animal manure? Composting without animal manure.
Speakers: Islander Green Team and Aislynn Campbell, Executive Director, GROW Local South Texas
9:45am -11:30am – Learning Garden Tours
Speakers: Cyndi Garcia, Tevin Gray and Joel Trevino, GROW Local South Texas Staff
After the chickens roost for the night, the humans gather and recount their exciting day. The BAWKtoberfest 2017 Afterparty will be held at B&J’s Pizza (the original SPID location; map) beginning at 5PM. Everyone is welcome…even those that don’t go on the tour. Many tour stop coop owners will be there to make sure you have all your questions answered. We’ll have door prizes, awards and even more fun!
BAWKtoberfest 2017 Afterpart
A huge GROW Local South Texas thank you to our main sponsors for BAWKtoberfest 2017.
Become a Sponsor
Email us for more information on how to become a sponsor for BAWKtoberfest 2017.
GROW Local South Texas’ mission is to cultivate a healthy community by growing the local food system and improving access to nutritious, affordable foods. What better way to teach people about backyard chickens than to let them see how their neighbors actually do it?
BAWKtoberfest can’t happen without a small army of volunteers on the day of the tour. By volunteering for one shift, you will receive two passes to take the tour. Volunteers are needed at Learning Garden Check In, to run between stops and at The Learning Garden for check in.
Sign up here to volunteer for BAWKtoberfest 2017.