Wondering what DogFest is all about? Well we’ve now been to the first two DogFest shows and we can tell you it’s a whole lot of fun! We thought we’d fill you in on what you can do there, how you can get tickets and why you HAVE to go to the Butcher’s stand.


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What is DogFest?

DogFest is a tour of 7 shows around the country that are the go-to destination for dogs and dog lovers this summer. Held at beautiful country parks, expect one field packed full of different activities for your dog to try and loads of stalls to buy your favourite doggy accessories. Plus, there is delicious food, drinks and bars to entertain ‘hoo-man’ attendees.

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What activities can you do at DogFest?

– Big Dog Walk – enjoy a 2km or 4km leisurely walk to explore the beautiful country park DogFest is set in

– Fun dog show – loads of different categories, £3 entry, rosettes and ‘Best in Show’ award up for grabs!

– Have a go at Agility – free of charge, with an encouraging team to help you get round whether you’re a seasoned expert or absolute beginner. Receive a certificate on completion and more free treats courtesy of the Butcher’s team

– Breed meet up – meet like-minded dog owners so your dog can be ‘twinning’ with a whole host of the same breed all in one place. Join Dogfest’s challenge to see which DogFest has the most breeds

– Hay Bale Racing – discover how fast your dog is as you take on a series of Hay Bale jumps

– Play Zone & Giant Ball Pit – ball lovers are going to go crazy in this giant pool of balls

– Have-A-Go Training Ring – experts in activities such as hoopers, scentwork, gun dog training will be on hand to teach you the basics

– Dog Diving – does your dog love getting wet? Take a graceful dive into this 5m pool, a professional photographer is in position to take your snap!

– Bitesize Training Sessions At DogFest With Dogs Trust Dog School – pre-book on the day

– Action arena and Behaviour zone for spectating!

The timetables for all of the above can be found on the DogFest website, activities are subject to availability at each venue and may require pre-booking. Check your show’s page to see what’s on.

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The Butcher’s Product Trailer

Do you need advice on what to feed your dog? Look no further, the friendly Butcher’s team are on hand at every DogFest show to answer all your questions, they have the whole product range for you to take a look at.

Want to give Butcher’s a try? No problem, simply enter our exclusive DogFest competition, to be in with a chance of winning a £500 PetsPyjamas voucher, and you will be given a £5 Butcher’s voucher on the spot just for entering. The voucher can be used at any Butcher’s stockist store (see the back of voucher for T&C’s).

Free packs of our Naturally Meaty Treats are also available to take away on the stand for anyone visiting the show.

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Butcher’s Perfect Paw-trait Photobooth

Next, try out our photobooth with a twist – it’s for you and your dog! Come on over and find some suitable props for you and your dog – we have fluffy ears, bandanas, hats, bow ties, and even a lion’s mane! We want you to look your best for your picture.

Then you will be welcomed into the photobooth with our team – dogs of all shapes and sizes are welcome in the booth and as many people as will fit in there can join for the photo! Our team will help get your dog’s attention for the camera (a few treats and a squeaky toy should do the trick), but it’s no problem to have a few takes to find your best angle.

Enter with your email address and your photo will be put forward for our Perfect Paw-trait competition. We’re looking for those who have utilised the props to match up dog and owner to look alike! Our favourite 10 pics from the booth will be shared on our Instagram page after the show for our followers to vote for their favourite one. The winner with the most votes will receive a £50 dog grooming voucher (at a groomers of the winner’s choice) and a £50 Butcher’s Nourishing Food for Dogs voucher.

Check out the top 10 from Ragley Hall here and the top 10 from Loseley Park here. Reckon you can do a better Perfect Paw-trait? Get your tickets to DogFest now!


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Get your DogFest tickets today!

We have no doubt you will have a lot of fun at your local DogFest. Whether it’s giving some of the adrenaline-fuelled activities a go for the first time, sniffing out treats and photo opps for the ‘gram or even if you just want to chill in a deckchair checking out every dog breed under the sun! Bring the whole family along, we can’t wait to see you there!

You can buy tickets for the remaining 5 shows here.



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