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By Sarah Ward
May 16, 2018

Big Dog Festival

Massive mutts get their time to shine.
By Sarah Ward
May 16, 2018

Brisbane's new permanent food truck hangout has been home to all kinds of things since it set up shop earlier this year — festivals dedicated to all kinds of foods mainly — but, come May 20, it'll welcome something different through its doors. While there's always some sort of party going at Welcome to Bowen Hills, and doggos are always welcome, the venue's Big Dog Festival see the space swarmed by puppers of the super-sized variety.

If it sounds familiar, that's because the venue is following in its own paw prints and taking its other pooch party — the Tiny Dog Festival — to the opposite extreme. Taking place the day after all things small and cute scurry through, this one will focus on massive mutts, so bring your own or prepare to pat plenty of others.

In addition to bites to eat from the site's food trucks, and just celebrating big dogs over a few beers, the fest will also feature a big dog race and a best dressed giant dog competition. If your pupper is speedy or has great style, then you'll want to take part. Plus, Welcome to Bowen Hills also wants to find Brissy's biggest adult dog, so prepare to spend a day staring at huge hounds that look like they need their own human-sized houses and saying "awwwwwww".

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