Pet Fest – Vendor Application

Thank you so much for your interest in being a vendor (non-profits & rescues included) at Pet Fest, held at the Dorchester Fairgrounds on August 20 from 10 am-4 pm. We are excited to create an event that celebrates pets and the people who love them! Our goal is to showcase the wonderful businesses we have in our community and also bring awareness to other businesses that serve pets and pet lovers. We will have a variety of vendors and are open to direct sales (only one per company). As this is a pet event, businesses or organizations that are focused on pets or gifts for pet lovers will be given priority for approval.

For businesses listed in our directory, we will offer you a 20% discount on the price of the booth as a way to thank you for your ongoing support of ILD and supporting local initiatives. Not listed yet, fill out the business partnership application form and you can get 20% off your booth price!

All vendors must have their own insurance and all fees are non-refundable. Electricity is available for $5 for a limited number of booths, however, you must provide your own extension cords which must meet Canadian Safety Standards and be properly secured. There is no sharing of booths. Vendors are expected to stay for the entire show for the safety of our visitors, dogs, and respect for fellow vendors. All outdoor structures must be of sound construction, able to withstand inclement weather, and possess no danger to life or health. Tents must be safely secured. Please recycle and provide your own garbage pails if necessary. All garbage produced by your booth is to be removed from the premises by you.

Food vendors must have a Mandatory Food Handler Certification for Special Events. Please ensure one certified food handler, who is supervising staff, is on-site where food is prepared. Certified food handlers must provide a copy of their certificate when requested. More information can be found on the Middlesex-London Health Unit website.

We have partnered with Duuo insurance to provide an exclusive rate for insurance coverage for Pet Fest. Backed by The Co-operators, Duuo provides Canadians with affordable vendor insurance that can be purchased in just a few clicks!

Booth Space Cost

Non-Profit/Rescue: Complementary

  • As part of International Homeless Animals’ Day, we're offering free space (limited availability) for you to attend.

Youth Entrepreneurs: $20

  • We're offering a limited number of spaces for $20 for you to attend and showcase your businesses.

Vendor Space: $100

  • 10' x 10', you provide your own tent, tables, etc. If you require a larger space, please state this on your application form and we will be in touch to discuss the cost.

Please complete the form below to submit your application to attend. Once approved, you will be provided information about payment.

Any questions can be directed to nicole@ilovedorchester.ca