The Best Dog Festivals in the UK in 2020

The Best Dog Festivals in the UK in 2020

Dog festivals are on the rise in the UK with more dog-oriented events this year than any before, according to The Telegraph.

With so many events for dogs and dog lovers to choose from, it’s almost a challenge trying to figure which ones to go to!

Last year there was the first ever Dogstival which took place in the New Forest and featured agility courses, dog pools, dog games, tons of exhibitors representing dog food, dog photography, dog rescues and dog toys, and more!

These dog events usually feature many dogs so it’s an opportunity for dogs to sniff each other and play as well as for dog lovers to make new friends.

Rocky at Dogstival in 2019

Below, the Telegraph compiled 10 of the best dog friendly festivals in the UK for 2020:

DOGFEST

Knebworth House, Hertfordshire, May 2-3; Tatton Park, Cheshire, June 13-14; Ashton Court, Bristol, June 20-21

Click here to find out more.

CASTLE HOWARD FESTIVAL OF DOGS

Castle Howard, North Yorkshire, May 8-10

Click here for more on the Castle Howard Festival of Dogs

DOGSTIVAL

Pylewell Park, New Forest, May 16-17

Click here for more on Dogstival

GOODWOOF

Goodwood, Chichester, May 24-25

Click here for more on Goodwoof

VFEST UK

Dinton Country Park, Wokingham, June 26-28

Click here for more on VFest

ALL ABOUT DOGS

Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, July 4-5

Perfect for: confident dogs that don’t mind crowds.

Click here for more on All About Dogs

BARK LIFE

Southsea Common, July 4-5

Click here for more on Bark Life Fest

DOG LOVERS FESTIVAL

Elvaston Castle, Derby, July 31-Aug 2

Click here for more on the Dog Lovers Festival

WOOFSTOCK

Dartmouth, Devon, August 7-9

Click here for more on Woofstock

THE GOOD LIFE EXPERIENCE

Hawarden Estate, Wales, Sept 10-13

Click here for more on The Good Life Experience

If these ten from the Telegraph aren’t enough for you here are a couple more: 

FESTIVALS OF DOGS

Dates vary but the festivals start from April with the Framlingham Festivals of Dogs and run through to The East Anglian Festivals of Dogs in November.

Click here to see if it’s in a city near you.

THE BIG BARK FESTIVAL

18 April, Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 6QN

Click here to find out more

There’s also breed specific meet ups and big events like the Bullie Bash 2020 which feature BBQs and auctions and other fun games.

Playing sniffing games at a dog festival
Interacting with other dog people

Commentary

“So many options to choose from my tail is just wagging and my mouth is watering (drooling) from the food that is going to be offered at all these festivals,” Rocky the Traveller said. “The first dog festival I went to was Dogstival last year and since then I have gone to a few more and it’s a great way to make new dog and human friends, play with other dogs, learn more about dog foods (and get free samples) and dog health and maybe even play some sniffing games (which leads to even more dog treats and food).

Are you doing to any dog festivals this year? Tell us below!

Rocky meeting other dogs
Doggy swimming pool
Dogstival 2019

 

 

 

 

 

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