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When is DogFest?

Saturday 16th June – Sunday 17th June - Cholmondeley Castle, Cheshire

Saturday 23rd June - Sunday 24th June - Ashton Court Estate, Bristol

Saturday 7th July - Sunday 8th July - Knebworth House, Hertfordshire

What are the opening times?

09.30am - 6.00pm Saturday

09:30am - 5:00pm Sunday

Ticket Enquiries

If you have a ticket enquiry please contact Ticket Factory Customer Service support team:

DogFest Customer Services - 0333 300 3010

Or check tickets online by clicking here (you will need your booking confirmation number).

Please note - In the interests of safety, card details should not be quoted as emails are not a secure form of communication.

Do you offer carers a free ticket to DogFest?

Yes, visitors who are registered as disabled who purchase a ticket can bring along a carer to DogFest free of charge. Please collect carer’s tickets on the day.

VIP carers are allowed access into the VIP area but the goodie bag & lunch aren’t included.

Is parking free?

Yes, parking is free in all our locations.

Can dogs come to DogFest?

YES! DogFest is celebration of the unique relationship between owner/s and their dog so we warmly welcome dogs to come along and have a great day out with their family. Please familiarise youself with our Animal Welfare Guidelines, and ensure your dog stays on their lead unless they’re participating in one of the have-a-go activities. But if you don’t have a dog, you’re also warmly invited to take part in any of the activities including the Great Dog Walk. Please note this is a dog’s day out and cats or other animals are not permitted.

Will Supervet Noel Fitzpatrick be at DogFest?

Yes! Noel will be at DogFest all day and is looking forward to welcoming everyone! He will be officially opening DogFest and the start of the Great Dog Walk. 

Tell me more about the Great Dog Walk

The Great Dog Walk is a 4km charity walk around the beautiful grounds of Cholmondeley Castle - all in aid of a charity. You can join the walk by donation on the day. Noel Fitzpatrick will open the walk and there’ll be other walks during the day. There will be water stations along the walk path but please bring poo bags for your dog and a bottle of water for yourselves.

Is there a shaded area in case of extreme weather?

Yes, there are tented areas for dogs and their owners to rest and take cover in case of extreme hot or wet weather. But fingers crossed for a nice sunny day!

How many exhibitors will there be at DogFest?

There will be over 130 exhibitors per show so there’s plenty of opportunity to shop and treat your dogs!

Can I get something to eat and drink?

Yes, there are a number of catering options at DogFest; from teas and coffees, to a light lunch, cakes and ice-cream. 

Is there an ATM onsite?

Yes, but a charge of £2.75 per transaction will apply. The ATM can be found at the info point at the show entrance. 

Disabled Access

Dogfest are committed to making everyone’s experience an enjoyable. Please do consider that the festival is an outdoor event with grass fields and grounds with gradients/uneven surfaces, whilst we have made a great effort to provide facilities to accommodate for this there will inevitably be some areas that are hard to navigate. There will be an area for disabled Parking as close to the entrance to the event site as possible.

Visitors should make extra provisions for any weather eventuality as although we’d love to have sunshine we cannot guarantee this due to the great British weather! Dogfest advises bringing provisions from wellies to sun cream, blankets to waterproofs for sun, rain, wind and cold weather.

Can I attend Dogfest without my dog?

Yes! Of course you can still attend if you are unable to bring your own dog! Dogfest both a fantastic day for doglovers as well as dogs, and there will be plenty for you to do, including shopping opportunities, watching amazing displays, and attending informative talks which will help you with caring for your own pet.

Public Video and Photography

We allow filming at the event but wish to protect the integrity of the event and its exhibitors. You are free to record your own visit for your own personal home use. You will not be able to sell any photos or moving images of the event for commercial or other gain. Please respect the privacy of other attendees who may not want to be filmed. Please do not bring any professional equipment with you and please be aware of health and safety issues.

Will there be hand sanitiser available onsite?

In additional to the toilet blocks, DermOpt will be providing hand sanitiser around the site for quick and easy cleaning. You can find out more about DermOpt here


We look forward to welcoming you to the ultimate day out for you and your dog.

Thanks to our Sponsors & Partners