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Dogs on the Grass, The Hills - August 21

This​ debut festival will be held on Sunday 21st August in Sydney’s vibrant Hills district at The Dog Ring, in the historic Castle Hill Showgrounds.

Dogs on the Grass is a place for like-­minded dog lovers to spend the day with their furry tribe, grab something to eat and chill on the grass with some specially selected live entertainment. 

Promising to be a Dogs Day out like no other, this festival will also feature a number of activities including a photo booth, competitions, and VIP appearances. You can also shop the stalls filled with unique doggie products and services – and the best part is that it is all 100% dog­-friendly!

Dogs on the Grass is aiming for a relaxed chill vibe, free from the usual pleas for adoption, funding and petitions. “Whilst we certainly support charities and animal rescues regularly, Dogs on the Grass isn’t about the negative or political side of companion animal ownership. There are many other wonderful events dedicated to raising awareness for these causes. We’re here to celebrate the furry BFF in your life." say organisers 
Ryan Harvey and Wayne Fendo, who are also the creators behind the Haus of Harley Dogwear brand.
Ryan Harvey and Wayne Hendo - House of Harley - Photo Credit: Peter Kelly

With a combined 30 years of retail experience and creative endeavours ranging from TV and film, to art design, fashion­ styling and photography,  “Haus of Harley was something that we started because we were finding it really hard to get nice stuff for our dog Harley that didn’t cost an arm and a leg. Anything in the lower price brackets was really cheaply made and covered in paw prints and bone silhouettes – which is so not what we wanted for our little girl! So we decided to do something about that.” 

Dogs on the Grass is aimed at an active audience who love getting dressed and meeting friends to browse the stalls and chill with some street food and awesome tunes. We want to take a step back on the day and see all those happy dogs on the grass who are just stoked to be spending the day with their humans...

The vendors? Joining Haus of Harley on the day will be:
  • Love Nigella​­ - a new range of sophisticated and functional dog accessories, inspired by social media star Nigella the Pug​. 
  • East Coast Dogs- raw, fresh, home-delivered pet food ­ 
  • Holiday with Dogs - an online directory dedicated to pet-friendly accommodation in Australia.
  • PuppyGoGo - a website where you can find a local, personalised pet minder to look after your pooch while you’re away. 

When: Sunday 21st August, from 9am to 2pm

Where: The Dog Ring, Castle Hill Showground, Castle Hill, 30km from Sydney CBD

Easily accessible by public transport, with plenty of on-­site car parking 

Cost: Free

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