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BarkFest 2.0 at QT Canberra - April 24



BarkFest is back Mother-Puppers!

Hosted by The Social Dog Company, Canberra’s most fabulous and dog-centric event of the year is set to return to QT Canberra on Saturday 24th April 2021, from 11:00 am till 3:30 pm.

Founder of The Social Dog Company and event creator, Tatum Brown says that ‘BarkFest 2.0 is expected to be bigger and better than ever before with a line up of activities your dog and you will roll over and die for!’

Think perfectly plated fancy feasts for your pup that would give Gordan Ramsay a run for his money, a Ru Paw Drag race runway showcasing rescue dogs for adoption, 25 doggie stalls, and of course an op-pawtunity for your pups to become the next Picasso at this event's puppy painting station.



Being the biggest day in your dog's social calendar, all puppers are encouraged to dress to impress for the event's Best Dressed competition.

While the day is primarily a fundraising party for pooches, they haven’t forgotten about us two-legged humans.

Guests can secure the best seat in the house with reserved seating on the QT Deck, or for something a little more casual, grab a bite to eat and drink at the Capitol Bar & Grill Stall on their way to a ‘Paint your Pet’ session hosted by local artists Pinot & Picasso.

‘After last year's record-breaking crowds and community support in raising valuable funds for our local rescue organisations, we are excited to put Canberra on the map as being a dog- friendly city' Tatum says. 

'It's also really important that we show our continued support for our local rescue organisations that depend on donations to operate', Tatum continued.

100% of funds raised will go to support the Rainbow Paws Program and Greyhound Connections.

Due to Covid restrictions, the event will be split into two sessions, the first from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm and the second from 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm in QT Canberra’s back carpark and deck area.

Highlights of BarkFest 2.0:

- 25 Dog Stalls
- Capitol Bar & Grill Stall with a menu by Executive Chef Josh Smith-Thirkell
- Pop-up Bars
- A specialty themed menu for the humans
- A pop-up Doggie Diner featuring fancy feasts for your four-legged friend
- Puparazzi Red Carpet Arrivals



- Book into a Paint your Pooch painting class hosted by Pinot & Picasso

- Best Dressed competition
- Puppy Paw-Casso station where your pooch can paint a masterpiece
- Drag to the Rescue parade flaunting drag queens and rescue pups
- Free doggie tattoos by our sponsors Central Bark Pet Styling
- A major fundraising raffle valued at $1,084 (you can purchase raffle tickets as add-ons when registering).

When: Saturday 24th April 2021, from 11:00am to 3:30pm

Where: QT Canberra (back car park & deck), 1 London Circuit, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, 2601.

There are two ticket options available:

Option 1: $30 per person +Booking Fee includes lunch and a glass of house wine.
Secure the best seat in the house for you and your furry plus one with reserved seating on the QT Deck.

Option 2: Free Entry with the option to purchase tickets in the major fundraising raffle, valued at $1,084.

For the latest details, follow this event's Facebook page




About The Social Dog Company

The Social Dog Company is a social enterprise whose events and activities support dog rescue organisations and provide a social environment for dog owners and lovers.
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