Billy + Margot Pet Festival
Sunday 20 May, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Is it time you and your treasured friend had a fun day out? The Billy + Margot Pet Festival will come alive with activities for pets and their human companions. From doggy fashion parades to scent scrambling games, there’s plenty to do with your furry (or not so furry!) friend.
Pets of all shapes and sizes are welcome – bring your cat, pig or phython! Join us to celebrate the value of companion animals and learn more about responsible pet care. The Festival invites pet owners, wannabe owners and anyone who loves animals to celebrate all creatures great and small.
- Talks by leading veterinarians
- Advice on the best pet care & nutrition
- How to solve behavioural problems
- Doggy fashion parade
- Accessories + food stalls
- Billy + Margot DOGustation – explore a selection of canine cuisine to delight
Don’t have a pet? No worries! Head down to our Pet Match Zone to find the right pet for you, or simply enjoy a day out surrounded by animals.
Archipaws Pet Portrait Competition
Entries open now
Submissions due by 5pm on Thursday, 5 April 2018
Artists of all 2D media are encouraged to enter the inaugural Archipaws Pet Portrait competition. Entries are accepted from painters, illustrators and photographers. Portraits are encouraged to have direct eye contact with the viewer.
The top 30 entries will have their artwork transformed into flags in the Chatswood CBD to promote the Billy + Margot Pet Festival 2018. Your artwork will also be featured in a gallery on the Festival website. You will also receive prizes from premium pet food company Billy + Margot. Finalists will be presented with their prize at the Billy + Margot Pet Festival, Sunday 20 May 9am – 3pm at Artarmon Reserve.
Please read the Terms and Conditions for submission requirements.
The Festival is just 850m from Artarmon train station. There is also free street parking. Volunteers will help direct you, then pop the lead on and burn off some of Fido’s energy!
Opportunities to Get Involved
Applications are now open for pet related businesses to participate at the Billy + Margot Pet Festival. Opportunities available for businesses to have a stall, marquee, experts to provide talks, demonstrations and community groups.