DogFest returns to Bristol this weekend!Posted on: 21 Jun 2019
The UK's biggest and best day out for dogs is back this weekend as DogFest sets up on the grounds of Ashton Court Estate on Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd June!
Now in its sixth year, DogFest promises to be a weekend full of fun and features celebrity appearances, expert talks, jaw-dropping dog displays, educational sessions, have-a-go activities and more! With an emphasis on celebrating the incredible bond between dogs and people and promoting animal welfare, the festival is certain to be a hit with humans and canines alike.
Special guests this year include Radio 4 host, Crufts presenter and all-round broadcasting icon Clare Balding and globally-renowned professor and TV's Supervet, Noel Fitzpatrick. The pair will be appearing throughout the weekend, with Clare headlining the main stage with anecdotes from her illustrious career and, of course, a few relating to her four-legged friends, and Noel opening The Great Dog Walk, one of the public's favourite DogFest events. From there you'll also see them awarding prizes and delivering very special and insightful talks for fans.
On the festival's famous main stage, several well-known faces (with some yet to be revealed) will host mass-participation activities with hundreds of other dogs and owners coming together to make the experience that bit more memorable. Among those activities will be Dog Yoga, a de-stressing exercise for both pets and their owners!
Attendees can also expect back-to-back canine entertainment throughout the weekend, with amazing stunts and routines from some of the UK's most skilful dog display teams. The incredibly talented animals will leap through rings of fire, hurtle down zip wires, sniff out contraband and much more! What's more, the Dogs With Jobs event will showcase the extraordinary talents of service and rescue dogs which enable them to transform people's day-to-day lives.
Visitors will be treated to an unbeatable festival vibe throughout DogFest, with artisan food, coffee vans, bars and other wonderful food and drink stalls. Not only that, but there will be 'Splash Zones' set up around the site to ensure that no dog is going thirsty. The festival's Shopping Village is also a must-see, allowing for some serious retail therapy with food, fashion and more on offer for both man and beast.
Last-minute tickets for the festival are still available online here, priced at £16.50 for adults, £10.50 for children aged 6-16, £45 for a family ticket (2 adults, 2 children), £12.50 for seniors/over-60s, and £90 for a VIP package. Tickets will also be available on the door at a slightly increased price, but we recommend you secure your tickets beforehand to save that extra few quid.
For more information on DogFest 2019, taking place at Ashton Court Estate on Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd June, visit their official website or contact them over the phone on 0871 220 0260. Alternatively, check them out on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for regular updates.
Having moved to Bristol from Cornwall in 2015, Matt graduated from UWE with a degree in Journalism in 2018. He's keen on a wide variety of musical genres, as well as taking an interest in art and illustration, producing his own work in his spare time. Matt makes the most of Bristol's diverse nightlife and attends gigs and club nights regularly. Get in touch via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.