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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. Bring your dog for a swim at the Gorman Outdoor Pool ($5 per dog), watch exciting dock diving shows from Aqua Dogs, let your dog try a lure course with Dog Lovers Days, have a blast in the kids zone (inflatables and face painting), and visit all of the dog-related vendors to shop for your furry friend.

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

NOTE: Please continue to check back for more information on New'bark'et 2019!

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 2018 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. 

Dock Diving 

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

Proceeds support CARE 

Did you know that all proceeds for the Pooch Plunge go to the Creating Accessible Recreation for Everyone (CARE) Fund? CARE offers financial assistance to residents of all ages on any Town of Newmarket Recreation & Culture registered program. The objective of this program is to offer increased opportunities to those who may require financial assistance that would not otherwise be able to participate in recreation.

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 please.
  • 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!

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  

Parking Map:

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New'bark'et 2017 Photos:

Dog jumping into Gorman Pool Newbarket Vendors

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image of the Dog Dive pool image of Bouncy Castles

image of dog running in the Outdoor Lure Course