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Best Dog Festivals and Events In 2023

Pawsome news, fellow dog lovers and festival-goers! The dog event calendar for 2023 is jam-packed with woof-tastically fun festivals and events that are sure to get your dog’s tail wagging. Whether you’re a fan of shopping till you drop, having a go at agility, or flaunting your fabulous fella or golden oldie in the hope of winning some rosettes in the ring, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Wag This Way

Let’s get ready to wag our tails off at the upcoming Wag This Way 2023 event on Sunday, 26th March in the beautiful Bute Park, Cardiff. This event is perfect for anyone who wants to join in on a 5km sponsored walk through the pawfect scenery of Bute Park.

You and your dog will have a barking good time as you walk for a great cause. Once you’ve completed the walk, you’ll receive a goody bag filled with treats. We’re thrilled to invite you to our fun-dog show at the event, starting at 1pm.

You’ll have the op-paw-tunity to showcase your pooch’s best qualities in various categories, including Handsome Hound, Gorgeous Girl, Best Ears, Dazzling Duo, and win prizes! Β£2 per class. Let’s make this year’s Wag This Way event a woofing success!

πŸ“… 26 Mar 2023 πŸ“ Bute Park, Cardiff


Our beloved Dogstival is just around the corner and we can hardly wait! This paw-some event is a celebration of all things furry and fabulous, offering a wide range of activities and entertainment options that the whole family can enjoy.

This year, the festival will be held on June 3rd and 4th at the breathtaking Broadlands Park, located in the heart of Romsey, Hampshire, surrounded by picturesque green fields and rolling hills. If you’re looking for a reason to join us at Dogstival this year, we’ve got 8 wag-tastic ones for you! Check them out here 

πŸ“… 3rd & 4th June 2023 πŸ“ Broadlands Park, Romsey

All About Dog Show

The All About Dogs Shows are making a triumphant return in 2023, promising an abundance of excitement and fun for you and your canine companion. Filled with action-packed have-a-go activities, including agility, fastest recall, and lure racing. If you’re feeling competitive, enter your pup in one of our fun dog shows and have a chance to win a rosette or even the prestigious ‘best in show’. Talk to expert dog handlers for top tips, or simply relax and enjoy the fantastic arena displays with over 100 trade stands, there are plenty of opportunities for shopping too! Don’t miss out on this amazing event!

πŸ“… 15th & 16th April ,πŸ“ Newbury Showground, Berkshire

πŸ“… 22nd & 23rd April πŸ“Newark & Notts County Showground

πŸ“… 30th April 1st May πŸ“Hylands Park, Chelmsford

πŸ“… 27th and 28th August πŸ“Norfolk Showground in Norwich 

The Game Fair 

The Game Fair is an exciting event that celebrates British field sports and country life, and it’s perfect for dog owners! You can now bring your furry friend along and they even have somewhere you can leave them if they are overwhelmed. The Creche is located in a quiet, shady area with experienced staff who will take care of your dog in a safe kennel area.

This is the perfect solution for dogs who might find the event noisy and overwhelming, especially in hot weather. So, bring your dog along and enjoy all that The Game Fair has to offer! With gun dog handling, clay shooting, archery, fishing, falconry, and ferreting, there is something for everyone in the family. Visitors can also enjoy a variety of food, drink, and shopping stalls, as well as outdoor activities like off-road driving.

Don’t miss out on this amazing event that celebrates the countryside and summertime in all its glory!

πŸ“… 28th to 30th July  πŸ“ Ragley Hall. 

Paws In The Park

Paws in the Park is a fun dog show, offering a variety of have-a-go games and activities for you and your furry friend. From flyball and agility to cani-cross and gundog scurries, there’s something for every dog to enjoy. You can even get wet with your pet in the K9 Aquazone and win fantastic prizes in the dog shows and competitions.

Experience a brilliant dog festival with exciting arena displays and dog-friendly entertainment. With dozens of new dog activities to try, regardless of your dog’s breed or ability, and excellent shopping for your furry friends, it’s a pawfect day out. Plus, with dog-friendly weekend camping available, you can extend the fun!

πŸ“… 20th & 21st May πŸ“Sussex

πŸ“…16th & 17th sept πŸ“Kent

The Royal Cheshire County Show

The Royal Cheshire County Show is a fantastic celebration of the countryside, agriculture, food, and family fun, marking its 185th anniversary in 2023.

The show boasts a range of exciting attractions this year, including over 3,000 animals to interact with, the Horse Show, the Sheep Show, the Food Hall and Food Live Theatre featuring renowned chef Jean Christophe Novelli, Extreme Bike Battle, Atkinson Action Horses, the Cheshire Farmers Market, Shopping, Delicious local Food, and much more.

πŸ“… 20th & 21st June 2023 πŸ“ Cheshire County Show ground, Tabley


Goodwoof is a must-attend event for all dog lovers. It’s a new, more luxurious show launching its first event last year, featuring a schedule brimming with activities and events for your furry companion. From competing in field and trial events to learning new tricks with expert trainers, attending wellness workshops, or participating in exclusive talks and discussions with renowned writers in the Canine Literary Corner, Goodwoof offers something for everyone and their pups.

πŸ“… 20th & 21st May πŸ“ Goodwood estate, Chichester

The Woofstock Festival

The Woofstock 2023 is a family festival that takes place over a weekend at Powderham Estate in Powderham Castle.

The festival features live music, dog shows, and demonstrations, including agility, police dogs, obedience, and more. You can also participate in contests like distraction alley or hay bale racing or shop at a wide range of stalls. In the evenings on Friday and Saturday, Woofstock transforms into a dog-friendly music festival.

This award-winning festival was also featured in a list of top 10 niche festivals in the UK.

πŸ“… Fri 16th June to Sun 18th June πŸ“Powderham Castle, Exeter

The Muddy Dog Challenge

The Muddy Dog Challenge is a 2.5K and 5K obstacle course that participants can conquer with their furry companions. Whether they prefer to run or walk, the course can be tackled with friends and family, with or without a dog. Expect a day of mud, sweat, and waggy tails!

Get your paws dirty and take on the challenge to raise funds for Battersea, while also having a blast with your furry companion. This event is guaranteed to make tails wag and bring smiles to both you and your four-legged friend. You’ll have a howling good time running through the mud and jumping over obstacles, all while knowing you’re supporting a great cause. So, what are you waiting for? Unleash your inner adventurer, put on your muddiest gear, and join the Muddy Dog Challenge!

πŸ“…Saturday 22nd April πŸ“New Forest
πŸ“… Saturday 13th May πŸ“ Derby
πŸ“… Saturday 10th June πŸ“Stansted
πŸ“… 9th September πŸ“Tunbridge Wells
πŸ“… 16th & 17th September πŸ“ Windsor
πŸ“… Saturday 14th October πŸ“ Leeds


The ultimate celebration of all things canine, bringing together dog lovers, furry friends, and families for a weekend of tail-wagging fun. This annual event is held in various locations across the UK, offering dog enthusiasts the chance to experience an unforgettable day out with their four-legged companions.

At DogFest, there’s something for every kind of dog lover. From thrilling dog shows and agility courses to informative talks by leading vets and trainers, this event is designed to entertain, educate, and inspire. You can enjoy live music, delicious food, and refreshing drinks while your furry friend chills out in the shade. But that’s not all! DogFest is also home to the ultimate shopping village for dogs, where you can browse the latest toys, accessories, and gadgets for your furry friend. There are dozens of stalls selling everything from organic dog food to designer dog beds, so you can treat your pet to the very best.

πŸ“… 27th & 28th May 2023 πŸ“ Loseley Park, Surrey
πŸ“… 10th & 11th June 2023 πŸ“ Ragley Hall, Warwickshire
πŸ“…17th & 18th June πŸ“Tatton Park, Cheshire
πŸ“… 23rd & 24th September πŸ“Harewood House, Yorkshire

What Events Are You Looking Forward To?

2023 promises to be an exciting year for dog lovers, with a wide range of events to attend across the globe. From agility competitions to dog shows and charity walks, there’s something for every type of dog and their human. These events not only provide opportunities to spend quality time with your dogs but also offer a chance to meet other like-minded dog parents, learn more about different breeds, and support important causes. So, pack your bags, grab your leashes, and get ready for a year full of wagging tails and happy barks!


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