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Barkly Barks Dog Festival Is Back This Weekend

By James Shackell - 23 May 2017


Melbourne’s favourite pooch parade is back on this weekend, with Barkly Square throwing open its doors for the second annual ‘Barkly Barks’ Festival.

If you missed last year’s do, here’s what you can expect. Dog parades, dog pop-up stalls, dog costumes, dog food trucks, the dogs of Instagram, and an honest-to-goodness PUG RACE. Who thinks up this stuff? Seriously.

This year Barkly Barks is also throwing a dog matchmaking service, which is every bit as awesome as it sounds: Dog Share will introduce your pooch to a potential new friend/life partner, giving them instant Park Cred and boosting their self-esteem by at least 20%. There’ll be a red carpet for Insta-famous dogs (ie. animals that probably earn more money than you do), while the main event will be an owner/pup parade with prizes for ‘Best Look-alike’, ‘Best Costume’ and ‘Most Obedient’.

If your pooch gets hungry, the Canine Wellness Kitchen food truck will be on-hand with seasonal treats and homemade bone broth. (Is it just us or does that menu sound strangely delicious?)

Needless to say—Cat people, this might exactly be your scene...

The Details

Where: Barkly Square, 90-106 Sydney Rd Brunswick
When: 10am, Sunday 28 May
For more info, click here.

The good news just keeps on coming...there's a mulled wine festival on this weekend too.

Image credit: Brent Edwards

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