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Thank you to everyone who came out and participated in this year's New'bark'et Dog Festival presented by Global Pet Foods Newmarket

We hope you and your furry friends enjoyed themselves and we hope to see you all again in 2023. 

Thank you, 


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 New'bark'et 2022, Newmarket's one of a kind, family-friendly dog festival presented by Global Pet Foods. Both dog owners and lovers alike are welcome to come visit and enjoy:

  • The many dog related vendors located throughout Church St. (between D'Arcy Street and Eagle Street), including our sponsors Global Pet Foods and VCA Canada 404 Verterinary Emergency and Referral Hospital 

  • Let your dog cool off at our Pooch Plunge, the dog-only swim at the Peter Gorman Outdoor Pool ($5 per dog). 

  • Be in awe as Aqua Dogs show off their amazing talented dogs during their competitive dog dock jumping series. 

    • Would your dog like to participate in the dock diving competition at New'bark'et 2022? CLICK HERE to register online with Aqua Dogs. 

  • See how agile your dog is and have them participate in our Dog Lovers Days 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 or fee is required.
  • Let your dog run free in our fenced, off leash dog area. 

  • Enjoy some food, beverages and treats provided by the North Newmarket Lions($), Texas Tornado Food Truck($) and Mister Soft Treats($). 

  • Enjoy our live DJ, face painting, photo booth, inflatables and more.  

Volunteers Needed

We are currently looking for volunteers to assist with this years New'bark'et Dog Festival event. If you are interested please click HERE to sign up or the link below. 

New'bark'et 2022 Volunteer Application


The dealine to participate as a vendor at the New'bark'et Dog Festival has since passed (Monday, August 8, 2022). Interested vendors are still welcome to complete and submit a vendor application form however be advised that only a limited number of spots remain available. All vendors must be dog or pet related to be considered. 

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Sponsored by:

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In Partnership with:

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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