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Date: Saturday, September 10 and Sunday, September 11, 2022 

Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Lions Park (424 D'Arcy Street) 

Don't miss Newmarket's one of a kind, family-friendly dog festival taking place the weekend after Labour Day. Both dog owners and lovers alike will enjoy the selection of pet-related vendors, entertainment and music. Be sure to bring your dog for the Pooch Plunge, the dog-only swim at the Peter Gorman Outdoor Pool ($5 per dog). 

Please check back for additional event details.   


If you are interested in participating as a vendor at the New'bark'et Dog Festival, please complete and submit the vendor application form by Monday, August 8, 2022 at 8:30 a.m. All vendors must be dog or pet related to be considered. 

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Sponsored by:

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In Partnership with:

North Lions Newmarket


If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please apply online in August 2022 at

Lure Course 

Not sure what a lure course is? Watch a video from Dog Lovers Days to see if your dog would have fun! No pre-registration required. $5 per dog. 
On Sunday, September 8, a photographer will also be on site if you want a professional photo of your dog running the course ($20). 

Dock Diving 

Would your dog like to participate in the dock diving competition at New'bark'et 2019? Register online with Aqua Dogs here: 

New'bark'et Rules:

  • Dogs should remain on leash at all times except when inside the fenced off-leash area or inside the pool enclosure for Pooch Plunge. Retractable leashes are not acceptable.  
  • Handlers are responsible for their dogs at all times including stooping and scooping.
  • If a dog begins acting aggressively towards others (both people and other dogs), it may be asked to leave the event.
  • Only dogs are permitted in the water at Pooch Plunge. No humans. 
  • Dogs must be accompanied by a person of at least 16 years of age or older in both the off leash area and Pooch Plunge.
  • Limit of 3 dogs per handler.
  • All dog owners are subject to the Dog Owner's Liability Act ( and the Town of Newmarket's Bylaws ( .
  • Have fun!

Photo & Video Release


Media and Town of Newmarket staff will be taking photos and video footage at this event. These images may be used, re-used and                                          published in news stories, social media and on websites, in addition to distributed to our partners and friends. 

For up-to-date weather and/or cancellation details of Town-run outdoor events call 1-877-PLAY936 on the date of the event, 2 hours prior to the start time. For more information please contact 905-895-5193 or