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Presented by:

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Date: Saturday September 7 & Sunday September 8, 2019

Time: 10 a.m to 4 p.m.

Location: Lions Park, 424 D'Arcy Street

Newmarket's one of a kind, family-friendly dog festival. 

Event Features: 

  • 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 

Sponsored by:

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In Partnership with:

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 New'bark'et signage is provided by:

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Interested in being a vendor at New'bark'et 2019? Please click here for the Vendor Application Form


If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please apply online in August 2019 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? Register online with Aqua Dogs here: 


Saturday, September 7, 2019 
Go Long Round #1 - 10:15 a.m.
Go Long Round #2 - 11:30 a.m. 
Go Long Round #3 - 1 p.m.
Go Long Round #4 - 2:30 p.m. 
Go Fetch Round - 4 p.m.

Sunday, September 8, 2019 
Go Long Round #5 - 10:15 a.m. 
Go Long Round #6 - 11:30 a.m. 
Go High Round - 1 p.m. 
Go Long Round #7 - 2:30 p.m. 
Finals between 4-4:30 p.m. 

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