Pet Day

Beagle dressed with a scarf and beanie sitting in the park at the Bathurst Winter Festival.

Even your fur babies can be part of the Bathurst Winter Festival as we celebrate Pet Day on the last day of the festival!

Join us as we find new homes for some two puppies and two cats, crown some of Bathurst's best dressed pets and enjoy browsing the Sunday markets.

Have you adopted a cat or dog? Bring them along for a furrry good time.

What's On

Animal Adoption Drive

Meet Tish, Ruby and yet to be named puppies who are all looking for their furrr-ever homes!


Pop down to the festival on Pet Day for some fun and possibly find your new little best friend as the Bathurst Small Animal Pound bring along some puppies and cats ready for adoption.

Adoption fee:$116 (payable on the day)

Tish and Ruby (cats) are both microchipped, vaccinated and desexed. Two puppies are microchipped, vaccinated and booked in for desexing, thanks to the RSPCA NSW Bathurst Volunteer Branch. Desexing is available at a reduced price for the remaining puppies on the day.

Want to adopt a new pet? Simply register your interest via the below form, then come along on Pet Day at 11am to meet your possible new little best friend and find out if they’ll be calling your place their new furrr-ever home.

Register to adopt

Note: If interest exceeds the number of animals available for adoption, the adopter will be drawn at random.

Pet Parade

Time: 12noon
Location: Kings Parade

A Pet Parade is held on the last day of the festival, where some of Bathurst best pets can strut their stuff on the runway and be judged by the a panel of judges.

The categories are:

  • Best Dressed Dog and Owner
  • Most Creative Winter Outfit
  • Most Well Groomed Dog

To be part of the Pet Parade simply come along on the day and register at the judges table before 11.45am.

Winners will receive a pet care prize pack thanks to Mars Petcare.

Sunday Markets


Time: 10am - 5pm
Location: Kings Parade


  • Artesian Opal & Gem
  • BUB & KO
  • C & C Candles
  • Colourinne
  • Cub & Calf
  • D for Dog Treats
  • EEWAA Photography
  • Enid's Emporium
  • Jo's Bows and Things
  • Pick of the Scrunch
  • That's My Rock
  • The Bearded Hound
  • The Sage Cove


Thanks to Mars Petcare.



  • Sunday, 16 July 2023 | 09:00 AM - 09:00 PM


Winter Playground, Bathurst, 2795