Dog Fest 2021

16 CommentsWednesday, 8 September 2021  |  D for Dog

The ultimate dog day out, DogFest returns for 2021. The event is spread across several days which are listed below and includes an array of activities designed with your furry friend in mind including dog shows, displays and activities plus a shopping village, festival food, refreshments and music.

Dog fest

Three dates and locations:

DogFest South
11th-12th September 
Knebworth House

DogFest West
18th-19th September
Cirencester Park

DogFest North
25th-26th September
Tatton Park

DogFest 2021, in partnership with Bought By Many is back at a number of venues across the UK as the most doggylicious day in the events calendar returns this September.

The eagerly anticipated weekends will play host to a vast array of activities designed with your furry friend in mind including dog shows, dramatic displays, have-a-go activities, the ever tempting shopping village, delicious festival food, refreshments and music.

DogFest will also be attended by famous faces including Clare Balding, Michaela Strachan, Matt Johnson and Calum Best. Guests will be able to spot famous faces on two legs and four in the crowd enjoying a stroll, or up on the Live Stage, where they will be hosting interviews and other interactive activities for dogs and owners.

The opportunity to involve your dog (and yourself) in a fun filled weekend is endless. Sign your dog up for various fan favourite activities from previous years, as well as new additions to the 2021 show line-up. Immerse yourself in the have-a-go activities such as, Hay Bale Racing, Dog Diving, Dogstacle Course, Obedience Challenge, Agility and more.

DogFest offers more than just entertainment, as it also provides the very latest tips, tricks and advice from guest experts on a wide array of topics including animal health and welfare, veterinary developments, dietary requirements, behavioural psychology, new ownership during the pandemic and much more. Plus a chance to chat to the UK’s largest dog charity, Dogs Trust, our official Charity Partner, to find out about fundraising opportunities or re-homing.

For new puppy owners, guests can enroll their puppy into DogFest's very own Puppy Academy. With so many new puppy lovers on the scene, DogFest has created the ideal place to learn, play and rest with your puppy. If you are a new owner in the pandemic this is the perfect place to ask questions to experts and get the latest tips and advice. Socialisation at an early stage is crucial to every puppy’s mental well-being and future development. The Puppy Academy is where pups of all breeds shapes and sizes can meet other youngsters in a friendly and relaxed environment. (All must be inoculated and protected).

To top off your dog’s best day out ever you can also enter them into the Fun Dog Show and see them compete for titles such as Best in Show, Most Fabulous or Best Rescue to name but a few. Pull up a hay bale and enjoy!

For those wanting a break from the activities, guests can also roll out a picnic blanket and settle down for a chilled afternoon listening to some pawesome festival tunes soaking up the festival vibe with artisan food and coffee vans, gin-tastic and prosecco bars and other food and drink stalls.

New activity additions for 2021 include:

Dogstacle course
Dogs that love a challenge and those with plenty of energy to burn will love the Dogstacle Course, sponsored by Pet Active Life Instruct your dog to soar over hay bale hurdles, dive under scramble nets, zigzag around poles and dart through tunnels, or join in to show your dog how it’s done! New to DogFest Hertfordshire this year, this challenge will reward the fastest dogs to complete the course. Suitable for all dogs.

Hide and Seek
Dogs can sniff out treats from almost anywhere… but does your dog have what it takes to sniff out and find you? In the ultimate game of hide and seek, it’s up to you to choose your best hiding place from a series of pop-up tents located in the arena, and up to your pup to find you as they race against the clock!

Ultimate Frisbee
After watching a spectacular display in our Main Arena at DogFest Hertfordshire, you will be invited in to have a go! Meet the experts and see if your dog has the confidence and skill to soar into the sky to catch the Frisbee.

Advance tickets:

Adult: £20
Concession: £15
Children under 5 – Free
Children 5-16 £13
Family ticket (2 adults; 2 children) £58
Premium Tickets: £37.50 (includes entry into the event, Vehicle entry, Glass of Prosecco or Craft Beer, DogFest lead flag). Note: Vehicle entry is not included at Tatton Park.

For further information or to purchase tickets visit

Clare Kay
Monday, 2 May 2016  |  18:34

How much are the tickets.

D for Dog
Monday, 2 May 2016  |  18:37

Please visit the Dog Fest website - link above.

Pauline Whyte
Friday, 20 May 2016  |  15:25

Hi Claire Kay I would be coming from Glasgow in Scotland and wondered how much the tickets where? also if there are Places to stay nearby that are dog frendly and not to dear as we would probably have to stay due to distance. your help and advice would be greatly a ppreaciated.

D for Dog
Tuesday, 21 June 2016  |  12:17

Please visit the Dog Fest website - link above.

Josiane Sutherland
Saturday, 27 April 2019  |  12:46

How much is it for 2 adults one child to go?

Tuesday, 21 June 2016  |  11:49

Hi there we have arange of children's inflatables Do you have any space at any of your shows

D for Dog
Tuesday, 21 June 2016  |  12:16

Hi, please contact Dog Fest directly. Thank you.

Linda Phillips
Monday, 27 June 2016  |  14:36

I attended DogFest at Windsor yesterday as a VIP paying 75 which is not a paltry sum by any means The so called q&a session in the VIP tent just wasn't because I wasn't allowed to ask Noel any questions in fact no one was and as I was at the back couldn't hear because he didn't use a mic!The food wasn't all that either All in all the 75 was an absolute rip off

D for Dog
Monday, 27 June 2016  |  14:45

Gosh, that doesn't sound good at all. I would definitely contact them about that.

Geoff G
Saturday, 17 June 2017  |  18:07

Unimpressed with process in ring 1, we were charged 3 to enter our little puppy into the Cool Pup show yet other dog owners were only charged 2, last year it was only 1 was this a scam by the ticket sellers who were very unprofessional at 12:45 when we entered the competition.

D for Dog
Saturday, 17 June 2017  |  20:25

Please contact the event organisers. We simply blog about upcoming events.

Geoff G
Saturday, 17 June 2017  |  18:10

Ring 1 competition was a shambles as the dogs that won were older than the stipulated age range and there were easily better cuter small dogs but those picked were those registered online, very poor show in that respect.

Sunday, 7 January 2018  |  16:48

Do you offer availability for stall holders at your even? Im a small business that offers pet supples (Dog Treats)

D for Dog
Monday, 8 January 2018  |  8:49

We just blog about dog events. Please contact the show organisers directly.

Julie Burke
Saturday, 1 December 2018  |  22:25

I went to chomondley event it was fantastic there was a store there that had diabeled dogs for adoption I have lost there number how can I find it as I'm really keen on adopting a little dog they had with them

D for Dog
Sunday, 2 December 2018  |  10:49

Hi Julie, the Dog Fest organisers should have a list of who attended :-)

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