Events

Barks by the Bay Schedule of the Day:

In the Pavilion:

11:30 am – Barks by the Bay Photo Contest Winner announced

12:00 pm – Best Dressed Competition

12:45 pm – Meet SPARKY; Quinte West Fire Department Mascot

2:00 pm – King & Queen Competition

On the Grounds:

9:00 am – Quinte Canine: Designated Odor Test Demonstrations/Program (Registration Requred) – please see details below

11:00 am – Hot Diggity Dogs Performance

2:30 pm – Hot Diggity Dogs Performance

All Day – Dog Lover Days Lure Course

Other Activities:

  • Canadian cartoonist and illustrator Michael McDonnell will be onsite to draw personalized renditions of you and your pup
  • Face Painting by Deanna Bach Art
  • Unique Vendors including breeds & breeders, canine accessories, training aids & techniques, pet hospitals, pet food stores and groomers. In addition, food vendors too! Please bring cash!

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Looking for an activity for your dog at Barks by the Bay? Quinte Canine will be hosting a Designated Odor Test. Come watch some great sniffer dogs search and find specific target odors in hidden locations. After the testing, any dog can participate by trying some fun scenting activities! No prerequisite training or experience is required! This event begins at 9 a.m. Cost of entry: $20 per odor or all 3 for $50 (Wintergreen/Pine/Thyme). Trying after is FREE!

For more info about the Barks by the Bay Photo Contest and to submit your photos go to

Contest Description:

Owners present their pet to the judges on the main stage and take a short walk down the catwalk. Each owner will have about one (1) minute to share with the judges why their dog should be declared the King or Queen of Barks by the Bay 2019! Tricks are welcomed, though not required.

Contest Prize:

Contest Prize: Winner will receive a gift basket sponsored by Quinte Animal Hospital and a plaque from Reillys Awards & Embroidery.

Contest Rules:

  • This contest is for fun and entertainment only
  • The winner will be determined by a panel of judges making subjective decisions.
  • Costumes are not required for this contest
  • Dogs will be judged on overall presentation and behaviour
  • Winners from the previous year are not eligible to win the current year.

Contest Time/Location:

2 p.m. at the Centennial Park Pavilion

Contest Description:

Owners and their dogs are invited to strut their stuff on our catwalk and show off their style! Owners and pets do not have to wear matching costumes… but we do think that would be awesome!

Contest Prize:

TBD

Contest Rules:

  • This contest is for fun and entertainment only
  • The winner will be determined by a panel of judges making subjective decisions
  • Dogs of all sizes are welcome
  • Best costume or outfit wins
  • Bonus points for headdresses

Contest Time/Location:

12 p.m. at the Centennial Park Pavilion

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Interested in becoming a vendor?

A Dog Friendly Event for the Entire Family!

Our Sponsors

Best in Show Sponsors:

Global Pet Foods

Pet Valu Trenton

Dr. Julianne Peterson
Certified Orthodontist

Companion Sponsor:

Dows Climatecare Ltd.

Pack Member Sponsor:

Crumps’ Natural

Call us now 613.392.2841 ext. 4421 for more info or