DOGGYWOOD is back in 2018!


Following a successful revamp in 2017, Doggywood returns to Mardi Gras Fair Day on Sunday 18 February 2018 at Victoria Park in Camperdown - bigger and better than ever! With more shows, more activities, more prizes and more fun, Doggywood at Fair Day 2018 is the must-do event of the Mardi Gras season for the four-legged folks of our community. 



Pets provide an important source of love and support for many LGBTI people so ACON - NSW's leading LGBTI health organisation - is once again proud to be taking the lead, in partnership with Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, in celebrating the difference that dogs make in our lives with a fetching festival of all things canine.



Hosted by Vanessa Wagner and her side pup Gavin!


Gird your loins! Vanessa Wagner is the host of this year's Doggywood! One of Australia's drag icons, Vanessa has lit our stages, screens and televisions over a 25 year career. Now, she'll be coming out to Doggywood to unleash her unique brand of humour and cheek! Joining Vanessa will be her side pup, much-loved community icon Gavin. A co-host of Doggywood 2017, Gavin will once again ensure dogs, friends and family are on track and having a gay ol' time! Woof! View the full Doggywood program ...

Game Of Bones Dog Pageant


Check out Sydney’s finest furs all dressed for success as they battle it out for the coveted titles of Best Dressed, Most Talented and Best In Show. There’s two editions (12pm and 2pm), and plenty of great prizes for both dogs and owners. It’s FREE to enter. Register in person. Registrations open from 10am - 1.45pm. More info ...

Dai Aoki’s K9 Spectacular Dog Show


You loved him and his dogs on Australia’s Got Talent and they won the Australia’s Smartest Dog competition on The Living Room. So get ready to go barking mad for this great new show featuring Dai and the amazing antics of his superstar border collies Holly and Ace, the new faces of Baxter’s Dog Food. There is almost nothing Dai’s companions can’t do (trust us, almost nothing!) so make sure you get a front row seat to witness some spectacular canine acts. There’ll be three shows (11:00am, 12.30pm and 2:30pm) so don’t miss this special doggie treat. More info ...

Dog Training Masterclass with Dai Aoki


So your pooch may not be able to defy belief (and gravity) like Dai’s companions but it’s never too late to try getting some of the basics down-pat. Dai will also present a special FREE dog training masterclasses for those owners wanting to teach their old (or young) dogs some new tricks (1.30pm). More info ...

Doggywood Photo Booth


Everyone’s a winner at Doggywood especially when they pose and snap in our Doggywood Photo Booth. Make sure you have a Fair Day memory to cherish with a photograph of you and/or your furry friend in our blue ribbon seat. More info ...

Love Your Dog: Live Talks with Dog Experts


They’re your kid, your child and your world so why not get to know them a lot more closely. Throughout the day there’ll be various live chats with dog experts and dog lovers about caring for your pooch. Think health, grooming, nutrition, health, safety, doggy behaviour (11.30am and 1pm). More info ...


Come join us. RSVP to this event below, and we will keep you in the loop of any upcoming exciting news!

February 18, 2018 at 10am - 4pm
Victoria Park
City Road
Camperdown, NSW 2050
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Interested in coming? RSVP now so we can keep you in the loop with all upcoming Doggywood news!