NewBARKet Festival

Take your dog to a movie at Reading Newmarket, then shopping for all kinds of goodies — and plenty of pats.
Sarah Ward
Published on June 19, 2024


Add another date into your doggo's diary — the NewBARKet Festival is upon us for another year. On Sunday, July 14, Newmarket Village is going to the dogs again, but in a good way, with the adorable event taking over the inner-north shopping centre.

First, take your pupper along at 10.30am for a morning at the movies. Reading Newmarket will let your pooch catch a flick — the apt animated film 200% Wolf — as long as your good boy or girl sits on the floor on a pillow or a blanket.

Then, from 12–4pm, the festival gets into full swing across the rest of the centre with plenty of treats and pats on offer, and also a dog playground. The bone bar will be back, as will the main attraction: stalls selling all kinds of goodies for your four-legged friend. Expect dog food, accessories, threads and grooming, and usually dog desserts as well (dog ice cream and pupcakes have also been on offer in past years).

For attendees of the two-legged variety (no, your clever canine standing on their two back legs doesn't count), there'll also be food for humans, plus live tunes.

And if you're sadly lacking in the pooch department, don't worry — everyone else will have you covered, so you'll be in for a top day of dog-watching.

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