Due to COVID-19, New'bark'et is unfortunately cancelled for 2020. This event will be returning in September 2021.
Newmarket's one of a kind, family-friendly dog festival.
- Approximately 60 dog and pet related vendors
- Pooch Plunge dog swim at the Gorman Outdoor Pool ($5 per dog)
- Dock diving shows from Aqua Dogs (registration and schedule below)
- Lure course from Dog Lovers Days ($5 per dog)
- Food vendors
- Live DJ
- Inflatables and face painting for kids
- Fenced in, off-leash area
Interested in being a vendor at New'bark'et 2021? Vendor applications will be available online in January 2021. Please check back.
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New'bark'et signage is provided by:
If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please apply online in August 2021 at www.newmarket.ca/volunteer
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).
Would your dog like to participate in the dock diving competition at New'bark'et 2019? Register online with Aqua Dogs here: https://aquadogs.org/events/newbarket-september-7-8-2019/
- 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 (https://www.ontario.ca/laws/statute/90d16) and the Town of Newmarket's Bylaws (http://www.newmarket.ca/TownGovernment/Documents/2016-53%20Animal%20Control.pdf) .
- 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.
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