to Jul 15

Art in the Barn - Dorchester

  • Dorchester Fair Grounds (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

With over 200 Vendors this is Canada's largest summer Arts and Crafts Festival!

" Come hungry as we feature our famous PANCAKE BREAKFAST from 9am-11:30am, we also have a variety of food trucks and food vendors to tantilize your taste buds. Sip an ice tea under the shade of a tree and listen to the musicians play the afternoon away. "

Located minutes off the 401 - Elgin Road exit
Dorchester Fairgrounds - 4939 Hamilton Road, Dorchester Ontario



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9:30 AM09:30


Pawlooza is the ultimate dog party! It’s a festival for dogs and animal lovers! Join an estimated 25,000 people and 6,000 dogs for Canada’s most unique and dog-friendly festival experience.



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8:00 AM08:00

Barktoberfest in Grand Bend

2nd Annual Bark-toberfest is a pet friendly Fall Craft Beer and Food festival. Kind of like Oktoberfest, but you can bring your fur baby with you. 
The entire Market is licenses so you can shop and sample Craft Beer, Cider, Craft distillers while you stroll the Market with your fur baby.
Over 100 vendors and live entertainment for a full day of fun!
The Golden Kissing booth, donations going towards Golden Rescue
Live Music
Local Craft Beers, ciders, wine and distillers
Food Vendors
Pet photo booth
Exotic Pet display
Buskers and more....
Vendors can apply mswain@hay.net or call 519 238 8382
Pinery Antique Flea & Farmers Market 3miles South of Grand Bend on Hwy 21
$1 Admission

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to Apr 1

Canadian Pet Expo - Spring Event

Located at the Mississauga International Centre (6900 Airport Rd, Mississauga, ON L4V 1E8), This event is nothing short of HUGE.  YES they are open on Good Friday and YES your pets are welcome.  There are activities everyone can participate in and loads of vendors to see!

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10:00 AM10:00


  • 45388 Dexter Line Sparta, ON, N0L 2H0 Canada (map)
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It's baaaaaack! Plans are getting under way for another great family and dog fun filled event this year! The popular bbq, scavenger hunt, bake sale and beer garden are sure to make a come back and watch for new activities posted throughout the summer here!

Please join us for Dogtoberfest from 10-4



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10:00 AM10:00

Forest City Comicon



The largest event of its kind in London is a celebration of nerd and geek culture like no other: featuring costumes, vendors, panels, board games, video game tournaments, and more.

Located at the London Convention Center, Barkenstein Designs will be attending this event Sept 23, 2017.

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10:00 AM10:00

A Day for the Dogs - Pioneer Village in London

Bring your four legged family members to meet dog groomers, rescue organizations and local services for your pet. Vendors will showcase a variety of doggy toys, fashion, food and more!

All Day Activities

Dog Agility demonstrations provided by our partner Cruisin’ Paws Agility

  • Kids VS the Agility Dogs races following each demonstration
  • In between shows test your dog’s agility ability with the Cruisin’ Paws team

Lure Course provided by DogLoversDays - $5 per dog

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to May 7

KW Pet Expo

  • Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Complex (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The 2017 K-W Pet Expo will be the largest pet consumer show in the Waterloo Region where you can learn about pet health care by some of the best and brightest within the industry. You will also be given the opportunity to browse the 80+ vendors for pet related products and services or sit and enjoy one of the many events. This will be a day you can have fun with your family, friends and pet!  

Located at:

Kitchener Memorial
Auditorium Complex
400 East Avenue
Kitchener, ON N2H 1Z6



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to Nov 20

Christmas Pet Expo in Mississauga ON

Bring the entire family (animals too) to the Christmas Craft Expo!  Have pictures taken with Santa and explore all the amazing vendors!

Located in Mississauga at:

The International Centre - 6900 Airport Road

Dates:  Sat Nov 19th and Sun Nov 20th from 10-5 both days

Tickets to the show can be purchased through a link on our Facebook Page -                 Barkenstein Designs

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11:00 AM11:00

Merry Makers Fair at the Covent Garden Market in London

We invite you to join us on November 13th at the very first Merry Makers Fair! A 100% handmade event held in the heart of the Forest City.

The Merry Makers Fair mission is simple; to inspire and encourage up and coming small, 100% handmade businesses and connect them to conscious consumers in London.

Here you’ll find some of the best handmade shopping around, from Art, Home Decor, Jewelry, Clothing, Bath and Beauty products - Barkenstein Designs- everything you need to get a jump start on your Christmas list, and support local at the same time!


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10:00 AM10:00


Located at the Plunkett Estate again we will be having a riot with all our doggie (and human friends).  Check out their facebook page for more information on all that's taking place during the day!


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A Day for the Dogs - Pioneer VIllage London


Bring your four legged family members to A Day for the Dogs at Fanshawe Pioneer Village. Meet dog groomers, rescue organizations and local services for your pet. Vendors will showcase a variety of doggy toys, fashion, food and more. Danielle Mahoney Photography will be at the event and will be providing mini-sessions for dogs in the Historic Village!


Schedule of Events

10:45 a.m. to 11 a.m. Ask the Trainer - Join Michelle from PAWSitively Happy Home and ask her your training related questions!

11:00 a.m. Cruisin’ Paws Agility Show followed by Kids VS the Dogs in Victoria Park (try out the Cruisin’ Paws Agility equipment in between shows!)

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Meet Archie Brindleton (& Mirabelle too!)

11:30 a.m. Fanshawe’s Got Talent at the Contest Stage (show us your best trick!)

12:00 p.m. to 12:15 p.m. Ask the Trainer - Join Michelle from PAWSitively Happy Home and ask her your training related questions!

12:30 p.m. Best Dressed Dog Contest at the Contest Stage

1:00 p.m. Dachshund Races brought to you by Wienerfest!

1:30 p.m. Cruisin’ Paws Agility Show followed by Kids VS the Dogs in Victoria Park (try out the Cruisin’ Paws Agility equipment in between shows!)

2:00 p.m. Unique Look contest at the Contest Stage

2:30 p.m. Biggest Dog & Smallest Dog contest at the Contest Stage

3:00 p.m. Cruisin’ Paws Agility Show followed by Kids VS the Dogs in Victoria Park (try out the Cruisin’ Paws Agility equipment in between shows!)

All Day Activities

Try out the Cruisin’ Paws Agility equipment between shows

  • Free lure course
  • Off leash play zone
  • Meet local rescue groups
  • Meet vendors throughout the day
  • Meet the blacksmith and his apprentice! Pick up a special branded souvinir with your dogs name on it.
  • Photography Mini-Sessions with Daneille Mahoney Photography
  • Learn about the Canine Good Neighbour program. Visit Zach at the Petsmart tent!

Note: No ATM on site

Presented in Partnership with Cruisin’ Paws Agility

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to Jun 26

Summer Canadian Pet Fest

The SUMMER PET FEST is set to be Canada’s largest FREE outdoor pet festival sprawling over 8 acres of Toronto’s finest parkland, a perfect setting for pet product exhibitors, family and pet activities, and all the summer fun pet lovers can handle, in one convenient location.

Special Events Include:
-VIP Pet Family Tent
-Competitive Dog Dock Diving
-Disc Dog demonstrations
-Best Dressed Pet Contest
-Birds of Prey Demonstrations
-Woofjocks Canine All-Stars
-Reptilia Mini Zoo
-Celebrity dogs

SUMMER PET FEST DETAILS: June 25-26 2016 10am to 5pm daily at Downsview Park’s Festival Terrace, 35 Carl Hall Rd, North York, ON M3K 2B6. TTC accessible.

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9:00 AM09:00

Weinerfest Home County Festival

This event isn't just for Weiner Dogs, all are welcome :)  Located at the Embro Community Recreational Centre, 355644 35th Line, Embro ONN0J 1J0.

Unfortunately Irish and I will not be physically at this event but Max from Max's Treats will be and will have some of our product on the table.  A big thank you to Max for this!

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10:00 AM10:00

Bark in the Park - London

Their Facebook page says:

"We're on for an hour longer of DOGgone fun this year!

Entering its 32nd year, Bark in the Park Festival is the largest fundraiser for the London Humane Society and helps care for nearly 2,000 animals who are abused, neglected, abandoned or no longer able to be cared for by their owners. The London Humane Society exists solely on the basis of donations and our shelter does not receive any government funding.

Parking is $10/car or free if you collect pledges! Visit http://londonhumanesociety.ca/bitp2016/ for more information!

Help us reach our fundraising goal of $100,000 by collecting pledges and you’ll be automatically entered to win great prizes!"

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