Greetings, fellow animal enthusiasts! Hold on to your leashes because we have some exciting news. The first-ever PetFest in Medicine Hat is happening, and we couldn’t be more pumped! And believe us when we say that this festival is going to be the cat’s meow (pun intended).

Check it out – Explore Medicine Hat has assembled an all-star team to create the biggest and best pet festival Southern Alberta has ever seen. And wait, there’s more! All the profits made from this fur-tastic event will go to the Animal Food Bank Foundation, who help feed animals in need. A pet event benefiting pets in our community? Yes, please!

So come one, come all! Bring your family and your pets for an unforgettable day filled with shopping, delicious pet treats, demonstrations, a silent auction, pet charactures, a kids zone and so much more. 

Sign up now to volunteer, be a market vendor, or sponsor this event! Thank you for being a paw-some part of PetFest!

What is PetFest?

Organized by our team of volunteers at Explore Medicine Hat and marketed through Rad Marketing, we have so many fun things planned for you!

Pet Market:  There will be vendors set up at our pet market to celebrate all things pets.  Pets and their humans will find fun things to explore and buy at the event! The best part? Your pet can shop with you! 

Pet Charactures: We expect this to be our most popular part of PetFest! Bring your pet(s) in for a hand drawn characture and watch your pets cartoon alter-ego come to life!  All proceeds to the Animal Food Bank!

Pet Demos: Dog agility, pet first aid, and more! We will have interactive live demonstrations throughout the day!

Kids Zone: Bouncy castles, balloon animals, face painting…we are a family-friendly event and have something for the kids to do!

Pupcake Breakfast: Bring your dog down for a pupcake breakfast – pancakes made especially for the pups.

Photo Booth: Come get your pets photo taken in our fun photo booth – you can take your own picture and there will also be a professional photographer on site!

Fill The Truck: Bring a donation of pet food with you and help us fil the truck! Support hungry pets and animals in need in Medicine Hat!

Puppicino Bar: Make sure your pup visits our puppicino bar for their dog-friendly treat of whipped cream topped with a dog cookie.

Silent Auction: Come and check out our silent auction and bid on our great prizes!  All proceeds to the Animal Food Bank.

Admission is free (thanks to our title sponsor)! We will be accepting donations at the door for the Animal Food Bank.

We look forward to seeing you, and your pet, there!


Saturday, September 30th


10AM - 4PM


The Pavillion
Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede
2055 21 Ave SE
Medicine Hat, AB T1B 1A5

Be a Market Vendor

PetFest will be marketing to pet lovers in Southern Alberta and aims to become the largest pet appreciation event in the region. Our Market is open to any business to showcase and sell their pet or human related products and services. Priority will be given to vendors who have pet-related products or services included in their offerings! This event is pet and family friendly. All proceeds go to the Animal Food Bank to help animals in our community.

Be an Event Sponsor

Are you a pet-lover? Do you love your community? Do you want to feel good knowing your business can help pets in need while raising brand awareness (not to mention good karma?) Medicine Hat’s first annual PetFest is a perfect opportunity for you and your business. Organized (free of charge) by Explore Medicine Hat, and marketed (free of charge) by Rad Marketing, PetFest is meant to bring together pet-lovers from Southern Alberta. All proceeds of this event go to the Animal Food Bank, providing pet food and supplies to pets of the homeless and low-income, and sister organizations in Medicine Hat, and Western Canada. Our pet-friendly, family-friendly event can only happen with your support. Help us provide a fun family-friendly, pet-friendly event and help pets in need in the process.

Be a Volunteer

Do you love animals? How about people? Are you outgoing and love helping your community? We need you! PetFest is reliant on volunteers to make the magic happen. We have volunteer opportunities for all ages! Help make PetFest a success, and pet all of the dogs in the process, raise money for the Animal Food Bank, and know you are making an impact.  Fill out our Volunteer Application today!

Donate to our Swag Bag
or Silent Auction

Swag bags allow businesses to gift event attendees with meaningful promotional products that work overtime to convey their business’ selling message, even when they are not present! They promote goodwill and even cause consumers to feel the need to “return the favor” to the business from whom they received these products. Your business would be wise to take full advantage of such a unique and statistically effective opportunity! We are giving away swag bags to the first 150 event attendees and would love to help promote your business.We are also holding a silent auction with all proceeds to the Animal Food Bank Foundation.If you would like to participate in our swag bags and/or have something you would like to donate to the auction, please fill out our form.


PetFest c/o Explore Medicine Hat

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