Have PAWsome time at Blacktown Pet Festival

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Enjoy a PAWsome day out with your furry, feathered or scaly friend at the Blacktown City Pet Festival this October.

The Pet Festival will return on Sunday, 9 October, after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, with a range of fun interactive activities, demonstrations and exhibits for pet lovers.

Blacktown City Mayor Tony Bleasdale OAM is encouraging owners and their pets to come along and celebrate pets of all shapes and sizes at Blacktown Showground.

“The Blacktown Pet Festival is a fantastic event on our City’s annual calendar and celebrates all things pets, while also promoting responsible pet ownership,” Mayor Bleasdale said.

“Blacktown is a city of proud pet owners, and this festival provides a great opportunity for local pet organisations and businesses to showcase their causes, products and services in a pet-friendly environment.

“There will be free-microchipping for Blacktown City residents, free vet checks and an adoption stall with pets looking for their fur-ever homes.

“This year will be the final time we celebrate the Pet Festival at Blacktown Showground, with the event to be held at Council’s new Blacktown Animal Rehoming Centre, or BARC, from next year.”

Council will once again team up with the Blacktown Animal Holding Facility (AHF), which provides a safe home for lost animals while attempts are made to reunite them with their family or rehome them.

Throughout the day, there will be a special guest appearance from Farmer Dave, who is famous for his amazing work with dogs through training, sports and socialisaiton.

A highlight of the festival is the pet fashion parade and canine high jump competition, with prizes on offer for: the tallest pet, shortest pet, best trick, ugliest pet, best AHF rescue, best dressed and most like owner.

The festival will also feature:

• Dog obedience

• Pet competitions

• Free jumping castle

• Free face painting

• Reptile display

• Free pony rides

• Free vet checks

• Free microchipping

• Sheep shearing demonstrations

• Pet stalls and displays

• Animal Holding facility animal adoption stall

• Food trucks

Visit the website for more details: https://www.blacktown.nsw.gov.au/Events-and-activities/2022-Blacktown-City-Pet-Festival

Event information

What: 2022 Blacktown City Pet Festival

When: Sunday, 9 October, 10am-2pm

Where: Francis Park, Blacktown Showground, Blacktown.

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