Dogstival - an utterly brilliant weekend dedicated to a dog’s enjoyment in the New Forest!

It's the only guest list your dog wants to be on.

Dogstival, a weekend event dedicated to all things canine, returns for a second year in 2020 after a howling success in 2019.

Taking place in Burley Park, the New Forest, it will be music to a dog’s ears to hear that their favourite dog festival of 2019 is back for its second year, on 5 & 6 September.

Joining them for a second year as headline-sponsor is Go Get It, the UK’s only pet insurance comparison website. New for 2020 is the K9 Health & Wellbeing Tent where TV’s Vet on the Hill Scott Miller will share his bountiful knowledge on all manner of pet care subjects, as well as talks from physios and food and nutrition experts.

Furry party animals will also be able to enjoy time with their fellow dog-kind in the Dogstival’s Dog Pub, which will serve dog-appropriate refreshments and snacks. Socially-active pups can up their Instagram game thanks to a host of fun new Insta-features that will be introduced throughout the park. When it's time to have a break from all the fast-paced fun, dogs can kick back their paws in the K9 Chill Out Zone – a bespoke area for dogs to relax, have a massage and enjoy an express groom.

Returning pack members will also be thrilled to hear that Dogstival will be bringing back the heroes of their inaugural event including the Dogstival Main Arena, which will feature a packed-out schedule of displays and shows.

     

Dedicated to helping owners gaining a deeper understanding of their dog’s wellbeing and behaviour, the Dog House Behavioural Stage will return to help with all manner of training tips and advice.

For the ultimate doggy thrills, the K9 Aqua Sports Pool will encourage dogs to launch themselves into water with wild abandonment while dry land fun can be found in the Have-A-Go area offering agility for dogs of all shapes and sizes, as well as flyball.

Gift-wrapping this action-packed day is Boutique Shopping with around 200 quality stalls, artisan food and drink, as well as live music and a vintage fairground with a Ferris wheel offering views over the Isle of Wight.

Dogstival takes place from 10am to 6pm on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 August 2020 at Burley Park, New Forest BH24 4AB. Tickets are priced at £13.90 for Adults, £8 Children aged 5-16 years, under 5’s go free and are now on sale here.

Where to stay:

  • Harrow Wood Farm - set in 80 acres of farmland on the edge of the New Forest just inside the National Park. It has 60 pitches with hardstanding and electric hook-up and some grass pitches for camping (approx 10 minutes' drive from Dogstival).
  • Green Hill Farm Camping & Caravan Park - a peaceful hideaway with three lakes, set over 50 acres. The park is located in a quiet area of woodland and grassland away from the road, yet easily accessible (approx 30 minutes' drive from Dogstival).
  • Back of Beyond Touring Park - a peaceful park, just for adults, in a unique location on the Dorset/ Hampshire border. The park is 30-acres for touring and camping with woodland and lakes and a handy hot water dog wash (approx 15 minutes' drive from Dogstival).
  • Shamba Holidays - ideally situated to explore Hampshire and Dorset, Shamba Holidays offers touring and camping facilities in pleasant countryside close to the New Forest and Bournemouth with its fine beaches. (approx 15 minutes' drive from Dogstival).