Dog Show vendors and stallholders

Applications are now open for stallholders to trade at dog shows held at the Cairns City Kennel Club’s grounds in 2023.

In 2023 there are five weekends of dog show events held at the Cairns City Kennel Club grounds:

  • Saturday, 25 and Sunday 26 March
  • Friday evening, 28 April through to Monday, 1 May
  • Saturday, 22 and Sunday, 23 July
  • Saturday, 2 and Sunday, 3 September

Our dog shows attract exhibitors from the Cairns region, Tablelands, Townsville and as far south as Brisbane. Typically, over 100 people attend these events and all of them are dedicated dog lovers who enjoy nothing more than spoiling their 4 legged friends. Stalls with dog or pet themed products or services are encouraged and very popular. However, stalls selling other products are encouraged to participate.

Where: Cairns City Kennel Club, Cairns Show Grounds, 11 Quigley Street, Cairns.

Sites: We have 3 options available:

  • Unpowered outdoor site measuring approx. 3m x 3m. $150 for the calendar year.
  • Unpowered outdoor site measuring approx. 3m x 3m. $40 for the weekend or part thereof.
  • An indoor site, measuring 2.5m x 2.5m. $45 for the weekend or part thereof.


  • All stallholders must hold current public liability insurance. The standard level of public liability cover required is $20,000,000 for any single stallholder. A certificate of current must be supplied with the application.
  • All stall holders must be set up and ready to trade 1 hour before the commencement of the show, and trade though to the end of the show.
  • Stallholders who have not occupied their stall by commencement of the trading hours forfeit their stall booking and will not be entitled to any credit or refund.
  • Stallholders may only set up in designated areas.
  • The Cairns City Kennel Club Inc reserves the right to reject booking applications without entering into correspondence or otherwise explain reasoning for decisions.
  • The Cairns City Kennel Club Inc reserves the right to refuse entry or request a stallholder leave the site on the day.
  • The Cairns City Kennel Club Inc may cancel a vendor’s booking if items offered for sale are of significantly poor quality.
  • Stall holders are not permitted to trade or set up on Friday, 21 July 2023.

Stallholders cannot sell:
No used sleepwear, underwear or make-up. The Queensland Government, Office of Fair Trading, administers a range of national mandatory safety and information standards and bans for particular products supplied in the consumer marketplace, including weekend markets. Standards apply to children’s toys, nightwear, cosmetics and care labelling on clothing and textiles. Full details of these regulated consumer products can be viewed and downloaded from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) website at

Please also note the following banned sales, substances and activities:
Second hand electrical products, animals, poisonous products, prescription medications, illegal or offensive items, firearms, ammunition, explosives, weapons or dangerous goods of any kind, cigarettes/alcohol/drugs and illegal drug-related products, the sale of lottery, art union or raffle tickets, the conducting of any guessing game, lucky dip, chocolate wheel, side-show, competition, or game of chance is prohibited.

To apply for a site, click here to download the Stallholder Application form and email the completed for, to [email protected]. For further information call Gordon on 0409 270 611.

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