Camden Paws in the Park back to get tails wagging

Camden mayor Theresa Fedeli with Paws and rescue dog Murphy. Picture: Supplied
Camden mayor Theresa Fedeli with Paws and rescue dog Murphy. Picture: Supplied

Get those tails wagging Camden - Paws in the Park is back with a twist in 2021.

The ever-popular doggy festival will return with a combination of live and online activities for furry friends on Sunday, May 2.

Camden mayor Theresa Fedeli said the altered event was the ideal way to keep people safe.

"We would love to hold our usual Paws in the Park event, however as we live through the COVID-19 pandemic it is important to follow all NSW Health guidelines," Cr Fedeli said.

"The mix of both a market and online event gives pet owners the chance to still come out and participate in the 2km walk at the Camden Bicentennial Equestrian Park while also taking part in the usual pet competitions from the comfort of their homes.

"I encourage everyone to get involved with council online and submit your photos to enter the pet competitions."

The live event, to be held at Camden Bicentennial Equestrian Park from 9am-1pm, will include:

  • Paws 2km walk - Enjoy a walk through the track at any time throughout the event with your pup
  • Information stalls/market - Dog organisations, vendors, vets and other services
  • Demonstration Screen - A giant screen displaying dog demonstrations
  • Food and drink stalls throughout the site.

The annual pet competitions and colouring-in competition will be held on the council's social media channels this year with a number of organisations also providing online activities and demonstrations.

Pet photo competition details will also be announced on the council's social media accounts.

For more information, visit: www.camden.nsw.gov.au and search 'Paws in the Park'.