BAWKtoberfest is an annual self-guided tour held every October in Corpus Christi, TX, by GROW Local STX. The purpose of the tour is to encourage city residents to raise chickens at home by demonstrating the many ways that chicken coops can be incorporated into urban residence without violating city ordinances or creating a nuisance. Many tour hosts demonstrate how to incorporate chickens and their manure into a household gardening and composting regimen that results in inexpensive, healthy and sustainable food.

    BAWKtoberfest is fun for the whole family. Kids especially love seeing chickens up close and personal.

    The tour will begin at The Learning Garden where you will check in and receive a map and a wristband allowing you into each tour stop. The self-guided tour will demonstrate innovative and traditional coop designs, discuss the pros and cons of owning chickens and answer questions about how you can get started with your own coops.

    Garden Class Schedule: At The Learning Garden we will conduct a half day of fantastic chicken-related learning workshops:

    9:30 am How to Start Your Flock
    9:50 am Organic Gardening w/ Backyard Chickens
    10:10 am Chicken Nutrition and Health
    10:30 am How to Start Your Flock
    10:50 am Organic Gardening w/ Backyard Chickens
    11:10 am Chicken Nutrition and Health
    11:30 am How to Start Your Flock
    12:00 pm Lunch at the Garden
    1:00 pm Garden Closed

    GROW Local’s 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 2015 is sponsored by these great businesses. Thanks to each of them for their support.