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Petapolooza - Pickering's Pet Festival is back!

Saturday May 11, 2024
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Esplanade Park

Petapolooza will kick off the beginning of our yearlong events. This event has grown in the last few years to be one of the City’s largest outdoor events and attendance has more than doubled in the last 3 years. 

We are always overwhelmed by the support we receive from our community, sponsors and others who love pets.  The 2023 Petapolooza Pet Festival saw a record breaking attendance of 3,750 people and brought in just over $33,000 ($10,360 in donations from the day of).  This amount includes your vendor fees, sponsors and day of donations.  This is by far the largest amount we’ve ever raised at Petapolooza and we can’t wait to see what this year brings.  Make sure you save, Saturday May 11th for this year's Petapolooza event. You won't want to miss out. 

Petapolooza brings together pet owners and enthusiasts within our community. It gives our community the opportunity to meet industry professionals, rescue groups, and others in the pet industry.

Details below for Exhibitors and Sponsors


Admission is $5 donation, with free admission for seniors 55+, children under 12, and pets. All proceeds from Petapolooza go towards helping us build a permanent animal shelter. Along with entertainment and vendor booths, there are plenty of giveaways and activities for the whole family!


Esplanade Park, located off of Glenanna and Valley Farm Road in Pickering. View Google map

Event Lineup

You can expect to see around 4,000+ attendees, and over 50 exhibitors and rescue groups. There will be plenty of giveaways including pet bandanas, games, food samples, water stations for your pet, live entertainment for the whole family and more! 

More exciting details will be released shortly!

The SuperDogs will be back and will perform 3 shows throughout the day. 

SuperDogs Logo

Exhibitor Details and Registration


Exhibitor space is available for businesses, breeders and rescue organizations. 


We are also looking for commercial exhibitors in the following categories: fashion, accessories, travel, food & treats, health, artists & photography. If you have a business that is animal related but not listed as a category, please contact us for more information.


  • Rescue Organization Fee: $40 (includes HST)
  • Business & Breeder Fee: $60 (includes HST)
  • Exhibitor Space with Set Up: $124 (plus HST)


Exhibitor spaces are 10’x10’. Exhibitors are responsible to bring what they need to display their works (i.e. tent, table, chairs, backdrop). Set up assistance is not available. Exhibitors will set-up in their designated space only, and refrain from infringing on the perimeter, or walkways adjacent to their space.  Dogs are welcome at exhibitor booths but must be kept leashed at all times.

Exhibitor Space with Set Up: $124 (plus HST).  We will set up and provide a tent, and a 6’ table with 2 chairs. Exhibitor Space with Set Up are located on the grass and are equipped with one each of: 6 foot table, 10’x10’ tent and chair.  There are only 10 Set-Up Lots available for booking online, these are sold first come, first served.

This is an outdoor, rain or shine event; please come prepared for inclement weather. In wet conditions, mats and tarps are advisable. 


Hydro is not available. The use of generators is not permitted without the approval of the City of Pickering and payment of additional fees. 

Once your application is approved you will receive an email with instructions for how to process payment.

Apply to be an Exhibitor

If you are new to Petapolooza and want to be added to our mailing list please email animalservices@pickering.ca and we will be sure to add you.


Partners and Sponsors Wanted

Do you share our vision for Responsible Pet Ownership? Help us get this important message out to our community. We have a variety of opportunities available to suit your needs. View the 2024 Sponsorship Package

Contact Lindsey Narraway at 905.420.4660 ext. 3501 or by email for more information.

Check out some of our Amazing Sponsors from 2023 

Thank you to our 2023 Petapolooza Sponsors:

Pet Valu Logo(705 Kingston Rd) 


Who's Walking Who 



The Indoor Dog Pool and Fitness Centre

Royal Canin Logo

Pickering Animal Hospital Logo 



Metroland Logo 

 Pawprints Logo  Millennium City Veterinary Hospital
 Clarehaven Estates Logo Fieldgate Homes Logo  KX96 Logo 
Mattamy Homes Logo Paradise Developments Logo TACC Developments Logo
Earthtacular Logo Petcare Mobile Veterinary Services  

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