The 35th Bark in the Park Festival presented by Virtue Realty Inc.

The Bark in the Park Festival presented by Virtue Realty Inc. is back to the Plunkett Estate on Sunday, June 9th, 2019! This year marks the 35th celebration of this incredible event, so you and your dog can expect bigger splashes, larger smiles and overall the best dog event of the year! Admission is only $20 per vehicle & parking is free!

Bring your family, friends and canine companions to join 5,000 other dog-enthusiasts at The Plunkett Estate (9282 Elviage Drive, London, ON) from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm to enjoy fabulous attractions, including:

  • Guinness World Record attempt 
  • Dock diving
  • Off-leash dog pond
  • Ultimutts Stunt Dog Show
  • Cruisin’ Paws Agility
  • Dog lure course
  • Dozens of unique food and product vendors
  • Silent auction
  • Raffles
  • Live demonstrations and informational speakers
  • Bouncy castles

HSLM will be attempting to set a Guinness World Record!

 Guinness World Record Attempt FAQ

How can my dog and I participate in this attempt?

The Guinness World Record attempt will take place at the 35th Bark in the Park Festival presented by Virtue Realty on Sunday, June 9th, 2019 at 11:00 am.

Where do I purchase the bandana?

Bandanas can be pre-purchased at any of the 11 London Pet Valu locations listed below or at HSLM (624 Clarke Rd) until Thursday, June 6th at 9:00 pm for $20. After this date, bandanas can be purchased at the event entrance. The bandana is your ticket into the event for everyone (including dogs) in your vehicle.

  • Pet Valu #2020: Highbury Shopping Centre (1295 Highbury Avenue, London)
  • Pet Valu #2027: Wellington Corners (631 Commissioners Road East, Unit #102, London)
  • Pet Valu #2029: Byron Village Centre (1240 Commissioners Rd. West, Unit 6, London)
  • Pet Valu #2067: Southcrest Plaza (390 Springbank Drive, Unit 7, London)
  • Pet Valu #2085: Sherwood Forest Mall (1225 Wonderland Road, Unit #42, London)
  • Pet Valu #2094: Fanshawe Park Place (109 Fanshawe Park Road East, London)
  • Pet Valu: #2155: Eastwood Centre (1920 Dundas Street, London)
  • Pet Valu #2186: Summerside Shopping Centre (1319 Commissioners Road East, Unit E6, London)
  • Pet Valu #2267: Oakridge Centre (760 Hyde Park Road, Unit 9, London)
  • Pet Valu #2323: Westwood (425 Southdale Road West, Unit 1, London)
  • Pet Valu #2341: Fanshawe Park & Hyde Park London (1422 Fanshawe Park Road West, Unit 4, London)

I have more than one dog. Do I need to purchase multiple bandanas to participate?

To participate in the record attempt and entry into the event only requires the purchase of 1 bandana per vehicle. Additional bandanas will be distributed to attendees with more than one dog at the event upon entry into the event.

Do I need to bring the bandana for admittance into the event?

The bandana pre-purchased from one of the 11 London Pet Valu locations is your ticket into the event. This must be shown for admission into the event, so don’t forget to bring it with you. Without your bandana, you will be required to pay an additional $20 for admission. Receipts will not be accepted in lieu of the bandana.

Event & Entertainment Schedule

9:30 am: Gates open (please note that attendees cannot enter the property until this time)
10:00 am: Attendees can cross the bridges into the main event area
10:30 am – 11:00 am: Cruisin’ Paws Agility demonstration – Agility Barn
11:00 am – Noon: Guinness World Record Attempt
12:15 pm – 12:45 pm: Ultimutts Stunt Dog Show
12:45 pm – 1:00 pm: Dr. Sabrina Iliopoulos. Topic: common pet emergency toxins – Main Stage
1:15 pm-1:45 pm: Cruisin’ Paws Agility -try agility equipment with your dog – Agility Barn
1:15 pm – 1:30 pm: Pet and owner lookalike contest – Main Stage
1:30 pm – 1:45 pm: Waggiest dog tail contest – Main Stage
1:45 pm – 2:00 pm: In Dogs We Trust. Topic: pet training tips – Main Stage
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm: Ultimutts Stunt Dog Show
3:00 pm – 3:15 pm: Best dressed dog contest – Main Stage
3:15 pm -3:45 pm: Cruisin’ Paws Agility – race an agility dog – Agility Barn
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm: Ultimutts Stunt Dog Show

Get Involved

With over 5,000 attendees, this is an optimal opportunity to showcase and sell your products to your target market.

Register to Raise Pledges in Support of HSLM & WIN Incredible Prizes!

Presenting Sponsor

High Profile Sponsor

Media Sponsors

Printing Sponsor

World Record Bandana Sponsor

Dock-Diving Sponsors

Stage Sponsor

Kid Zone Sponsor

Food Tent Sponsor

Parking Sponsor

Thirst Station Sponsor

Off-Leash Dog Pond Sponsors

Pledging Sponsor

Entertainment Sponsors

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