Dog Lovers Festival set for Brisbane return

After a six-year absence from Queensland, the Dog Lovers Festival is set to return to Brisbane in 2024.

In a statement on 31 January, Dog Lovers Festival founder Jason Humphris revealed the show will open its doors on Saturday 9and Sunday 10 March, 2024 at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.

“We are thrilled to be bringing the event back to Brisbane with our new festival format,” said Mr Humphris.

“Dog ownership has gone up considerably since our last event six years ago and we can’t wait to welcome all those new dog owners out there, plus it’s the perfect place for anyone looking to welcome their new best friend.”

Mr Humphris said organisers of the Dog Lovers Festival are expected people to attend from right across the South-East, including the Gold and Sunshine Coasts, as well as from interstate.

Included in the festival will be expert talks, educational workshops, live performances from talented and working dogs, as well as an array of stalls including breed clubs, adoption groups, and various dog businesses.

Attendees will also be able to get up close with:

  • TV vets Dr Claire Stevens and Dr Katrina Warren
  • Trainer Kelly Gill
  • The Wonderdogs
  • Farmer Dave Graham

Also performing live will be beloved animated pups Bluey and sister Bingo.

Pre-purchased online tickets are $29.50 for adults, $22.50 for concessions, $15.50 for children and $82.50 for families. Children 4 or under are free.

Tickets will also allow entry into the inaugural Cat Lovers Festival, which will adjoin the Dog Lovers Festival.

Brisbane marks the first location for the Dog Lovers Festival in 2024. It will then go to Sydney in August followed by Melbourne in October. The Festival is also exploring options to expand across the Tasman into Auckland.

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