Blacktown’s Pet Festival: a great day out for pets and pet lovers

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All creatures great and small – and their owners – are in for a treat at Blacktown City Council’s annual Pet Festival.

Pet lovers should mark Sunday, 11 October in their calendar for the COVID-SAFE, 2020 Pet Festival.

Blacktown City Mayor Tony Bleasdale OAM, encouraged local residents and animal enthusiasts alike to show off their ‘pet pride’ at the free event held at the Café green, Blacktown Showground.

“Pets are such an important part of so many of our residents’ lives, and at Blacktown City Council we want to provide an opportunity to celebrate the joy and companionship of pet ownership,” Mayor Bleasdale said.

“As an animal lover myself and a former dog breeder, I know pets have provided comfort and laughter during this difficult time, so we are delighted the Pet Festival can go ahead under strict COVID-SAFE conditions.

“This festival is also a valuable way in which Council raises awareness about responsible pet ownership.

“I look forward to seeing furry, feathered or scaly friends descend on Blacktown Showground for a great day of fun which the whole family can enjoy.”

While not all usual entertainment and activities will be held this year, the Pet Festival will still feature plenty of attractions, including dog obedience demonstrations by the Blacktown Kennel Club, free micro-chipping for Blacktown City residents, pet stalls and displays, a Blacktown Animal Holding Facility stall, roving entertainment, and a mobile dog wash.

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, entry is by ticket only and there will be three session times on the day.

  • 10.00 am – 11.30 am
  • 12pm – 1.30 pm
  • 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm

Entry tickets can only be secured online to comply with current restrictions of 500 people in the event per session.

Tickets are available now via Blacktown City Council’s website: blacktown.nsw.gov.au/Events-and-activities/2020-Blacktown-City-Pet-Festival.

Date: Sunday, 11 October 2020

Time: 10am to 3.30pm, spread over three sessions

Location: Café Green, Blacktown Showground, Richmond Road, Blacktown, 2148

Cost: Free, but tickets are essential

The Blacktown Animal Holding Facility delivers a valuable service to the community by providing safe housing for lost or surrendered animals to be kept while attempts are made to reunite them with their family or to re-home them.

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