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Festival Overview

Sydney will be filled with puppy love this 26 and 27 August, as dog lovers from across Sydney, NSW and around Australia descend on possibly the greatest dog-dedicated festival in the world!

EXPERIENCE TALENTED DOGS jumping, diving, weaving, frisbee-ing, flyballing & flying (or just in need of a loving, forever home!) including herding, hunting, hounds, terriers, mastiffs, spitz, toys and gun dogs! Click here to check out all the Breeds.

FEEL THE JOY of patting a range of beautiful dogs in the PEDIGREE Adoption Zone, Dogs NSW Breed Showcase, Lyka Pat-A-Pooch and InstaPooch stars on the ADVANCE Stage, getting splashed by dozens of thrill-seeking Antinol DockDogs in spectacular pool-diving shows, AND meeting Bluey & Bingo! Click here to check out the full program timetables.

SPOIL YOUR POOCH with stacks of new products, samples, show specials and dog-friendly clothing, beds, doors, food, groomers, insurers, kennels, leads, collars, pet-tech, photographers, retailers, toys, trainers, treats, vets and more! Click here to check out all the Exhibitors & Sponsors

MEET THE HOOMANS educating, entertaining and inspiring us to be better fur-parents: Farmer Dave Graham, Dr Katrina Warren, Kelly Gill (& The Wonderdogs), Mr Science - Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, Luke Hura, Lauren Sellwood, Lucy Karbowiak, Emily Lyons, plus Vets from SASH, respected breeders, adoption experts & more! Explore our two-legged talent here.  

MAKE SOME FUR-EVER MEMORIES with Bluey & Bingo on the ADVANCE Stage, fetch free doggy face painting, and capture the memory at our Neon Glitter Selfie Wall, then enter the VitaPet Door Prize, before chow-chowing down with some of Sydney’s best food trucks! 

FETCH YOUR TICKETS BELOW NOW AS THEY WILL SELL-OUT! In a truly paw-some move, ticket holders can purchase a strictly limited number of HALF PRICE tickets to the Cat Lover’s Festival, with both events running concurrently at Sydney Showground across the weekend. 

GET READY Want to know how to get to the Festival? It's this easy. Have another question? See our FAQs. Like us on Facebook. Follow on Instagram. Sign up for e-newsletter updates. Please don’t BYO dogs. Why? Read this. See you at one of the Greatest Festivals in the World for Dog Lovers – that’s you! 


Saturday 26 August: 9:30am - 5pm
Sunday 27 August: 9:30am - 5pm


Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park, (The Festivals occupies the Dome, Hall 2A and 2B with the Cat Lovers Festival located in Halls 3 and 4).
Sydney Showground