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Baw Baw Pet Expo is back on Burke Street Park in Warragul on 2 April 2023

Pet lovers, owners and their furry four-legged friends are invited to come along to the Baw Baw Pet Expo, as it returns to Burke Street Park, Warragul, on Sunday 2 April.

By news@gippsland - 24th February 2023 - Back to News

The Baw Baw Pet Expo is an exciting free event that will run from 10am to 3pm and feature over 30 market stalls from various local businesses, trainers and wildlife displays, competitions and a special guest appearance from leader of the PAW Patrol pup's, Chase.

Come and join Baw Baw Shire Pet Expo, a pet lovers free event happening on 2 April at Burke Street Park, Warragul

Come and join Baw Baw Shire Pet Expo, a pet lovers free event happening on 2 April at Burke Street Park, Warragul

Pet expo event

All community members are encouraged to come along for this exciting event for the opportunity to interact with other pet lovers in the area and gain valuable resident information on pet ownership and tips on managing the wellbeing of your furry friends. Across the day there will be a number of competitions and activities for attendees to get involved with including:

11:00 am - Baw Baw Fastest Dog

A challenge to see if your dog is the fastest in its category. Small, medium and large dog breeds will compete in a 15m sprint to test your dog's sit, stay, recall abilities as well as their speed. The winners in each category will take home a KONG prize as well as bragging rights as your dog will be known as Baw Baw's fastest dog!

12:00 pm - Best Trick

Show off your pet's trick skills for your chance to win a KONG prize pack

12:30 pm - Pet Look-alike

Join in a parade of pet look-alikes for your chance to win a KONG prize pack

All attendees must ensure their pet is on a lead and always secured during the expo and reminded to bring along bags to pick up after their pet. To ensure all community members can participate and travel safely to and from the expo, Burke Street will have reduced speed to 40 mph with traffic management signage in place.

This event is being delivered by Baw Baw Shire Council in partnership with Redsteps and sponsored by producer of pet toys and treats, KONG. To find out more about the Baw Baw Pet Expo visit the event page on council's Baw Baw Pet Expo page and Baw Baw Pet Expo Facebook events page.

Opportunity for pets and owners

Mayor Cr Annemarie McCabe said, "The pet expo is a great way for our local community to get together and celebrate all that is great about being a pet owner."

"With so much to see and do, from live demos, freebies, competitions and tips and tricks from industry experts, I look forward to seeing so many community members and their beloved pets at this free, fun, family and fur friendly event!" Mayor McCabe said.

Pictures from Baw Baw shire Council Facebook page.


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