With a range of dog shows, events, talks and live music spread over the weekend you will have chance to witness or join in the chaos.  Click each day to see the lineup and get your day or weekend tickets.

Friday

Friday we will be kicking off our weekend festival 5.00pm.  Get your tent pitched and come join us…

Music Lineup

Joanna Cooke
Dua Lipa
Elton John (Young Elton)
Avril lavigne
I Love Amp

Live music all evening with an area for dogs to enjoy the music away from the stage.

Friday night tickets

Whether you want to come for the day to enjoy the shows & displays. Pack up your tent, camper or caravan and hitch up for the weekend to enjoy all the music. Or maybe you want the VIP Glamping experience, we have a range of tickets to suit those on four and two legs alike.

Saturday

Saturday live music through kicks off at 4pm …

Music Lineup

Superstition
Dolly Parton
Tom Jones
Paloma Faith
Taylor Swift

Saturday tickets

Whether you want to come for the day to enjoy the shows & displays. Pack up your tent, camper or caravan and hitch up for the weekend to enjoy all the music. Or maybe you want the VIP Glamping experience, we have a range of tickets to suit those on four and two legs alike.

Saturday

Saturday is home to the dog show, get involved with your pooch and have some fun with the following categories during the day, watch the police dogs in action then join us for live music through the evening…

Dog Show Categories

10.30AM

Most Handsome Chap

11.00AM

Cutest Puppy (9 months and under)

11.30AM

Prettiest Girl

12.00PM

Golden Oldie (8 years and over)

12.30PM

Best “Bad Fur Day”

2.15PM

I Love My Mini Human (children 12 years and below)

2.45PM

Best Rescue

3.15PM

Waggiest Tail

3.45PM

Best In Show

How Do I Enter The Events?

This FUN dog show is open to all dogs. To enter a class, simply turn up at the show arena (Jerry’s arena) which is in between the splash pool and the display arenas just before the time of the dog show you want to enter, they are fun and free, however a voluntary minimum donation of £2 per class would be appreciated.

All winners will receive pawsome prizes of rosettes and more. The winners of the first eight categories will win a glass award too. All first place holders will be entered into the Best in show category where the winner and runner up will win a glass trophy. Both winners will walk away with a multitude of prizes.

All dogs must be kept on lead at all time unless otherwise directed by staff.

Saturday tickets

Whether you want to come for the day to enjoy the shows & displays. Pack up your tent, camper or caravan and hitch up for the weekend to enjoy all the music. Or maybe you want the VIP Glamping experience, we have a range of tickets to suit those on four and two legs alike.

Saturday

Saturday is home to the dog show, get involved with your pooch and have some fun with the following categories during the day, watch the police dogs in action then join us for live music through the evening…

Displays & Attractions

Arena 2 (Gunner’s Arena)

 

Police Dog Display – 11.30 & 14.00

Performing in Gunner’s Arena. The pawsome Devon & Cornwall police dogs will be carrying out various displays. They will also be set up beside the arena on both days for you to meet them and find out more about the work they do.

Gun Dog Displays – 12.00 & 14:30

 

Flyball arena

Flyball – 12.40 & 15.15

Two bridges Flyball will be putting on a demonstration and offering the you the chance to have-a-go for a small donation to support the club.

Agility Arena

Jan Quinn Agility suported by Canine Capers– 10.45 & 14.45

Come see the agility demonstration and have-a-go for a small donation to support the club.

CaniCross area

The CaniCros UK team will be carrying out displays and have-a-go times throughout the day.

 

Charity mascot Championships – held on Saturday

This year we have the charity mascot championships being held across the weekend. Including the inflatable bungee run, zorb ball wars, digging in sand archery, axe throwing and more. Points will be added throughout the day to the score board to see who will be crowned top mascot of the festival with £200 up for grabs for the winning charity! With Pawsome Pensions, Animals Asia and Animals in Distress all competing to be the top dog or bear, who will win!

Guest Speakers

 Speakers tent can be found on the bottom row of stalls near the Police Tractor.

Sally Lewis

11.00 – 11.30

Canine and Animal behaviourist

Medical Detection Dogs

11:45 – 12:15

Mhairi Collins RVN

12:30 – 13:00

Canine First Aid

The Dog Geeks

14:00- 14:30

Canine Communication and Body Language

Pets As Therapy

14:45 – 15:15

Canine First Aid

Read more about our guest speakers on the Who’s Coming page.

Elsewhere

Pawcasso Tent

Paint with your dog! Buy a canvass and create paw print art with your dog to take home with you!

10.00am – 12.00pm – Paint with your dog

1.30pm – 4.00pm – paint with your dog

We are thrilled to have artist Anne Skinner back for another year.

You will also be able to doodle on boards and paper creating your own artwork. 

Oasis area & paddling pool for dogs

The oasis is open from 10.00am until 4.30pm for you to dig in sand pits with your dog, play in the paddling pools and have a bit of fun on the deckchairs!

Market stalls, street food, bar, and ice-cream

Bounce Land (inflatables for humans)

Shire horses 

 

Train ride for you and your dog

Access to the Castle Grounds

 

and more yet to be announced!

Awards & Recognition

Woofstock UK 2023 Awards

Inspiration, Bravery and Service Dog awards

The winners of the Inspiration, Bravery and Service Dog awards will be presented on stage time to be confirmed on the Saturday evening.

Saturday tickets

Whether you want to come for the day to enjoy the shows & displays. Pack up your tent, camper or caravan and hitch up for the weekend to enjoy all the music. Or maybe you want the VIP Glamping experience, we have a range of tickets to suit those on four and two legs alike.

Sunday

Sunday is time to catch the bits you missed, educational talks, displays from the police dogs to gun dogs and you can even get involved with the have-a-go competitions.  The activities such as axe throwing, archery, inflatables and more will still be open as well as the 120+ stall shopping village.

Displays & Attractions

Arena 2 (Gunner’s Arena)

 

Police Dog Display – 11.30 & 14.00

Performing in Gunner’s Arena. The pawsome Devon & Cornwall police dogs will be carrying out various displays. They will also be set up beside the arena on both days for you to meet them and find out more about the work they do.

Gun Dog Displays – 12.00 & 14:30

 

Flyball arena

Flyball – 12.40 & 15.15

Two bridges Flyball will be putting on a demonstration and offering the you the chance to have-a-go for a small donation to support the club.

Agility Arena

Jan Quinn Agility – 10.45 & 14.45

Come see the agility demonstration and have-a-go for a small donation to support the club.

CaniCross area

The CaniCros UK team will be carrying out displays and have-a-go times throughout the day.

 

Public, have-a-go competitions…

11.30am – Hay Bale racing
12.30pm – Fastest Ball Retriever
3.30pm – Fastest Garden Digger

How Do I Enter The Have-a-go competitions?

The have-a-go activities are open to all dogs. To enter an activity, simply turn up at the show arena (Jerry’s arena)  just before the time of the activity you want to enter, they are fun and free, however a voluntary donation of £1 would be appreciated. All winners will receive pawsome prizes.

All dogs must be kept on lead at all time unless directed otherwise directed by staff.

Guest Speakers

Speakers tent can be found on the bottom row of stalls near the Police Tractor.

Sally Lewis

11.00 – 11.30

Canine and Animal behaviourist

Medical Detection Dogs

11:45 – 12:15

Mhairi Collins RVN

12:30 – 13:00

Canine First Aid

The Dog Geeks

14:00- 14:30

Canine Communication and Body Language

Pets As Therapy

14:45 – 15:15

Read more about our guest speakers on the Who’s Coming page.

Activities

Pawcasso Tent (Paint with your dog!)

Paint with your dog! Will your pooch be the next Vincent Van Dog? Buy a canvass and create paw print art with your dog to take home with you!

10.00am – 11.30am – Paint with your dog

12.00pm – 12.30pm – Learn to doodle a dog with artist Ann Skinner

1.30pm – 3.00pm – paint with your dog

3.30pm – 4.00pm – Learn to doddle a dog with artist Ann Skinner

Oasis area & paddling pools for dogs

The oasis area is open from 10.00am until 4.30pm for you to dig with your dog, play in the paddling pools and have a bit of fun on the deckchairs!

Market stalls, street food, bar, and ice-cream

Bounceland (inflatables for humans)

Shire Horses

Train rides for you and your dog!

Access to the Castle and grounds!

And more to yet be announced!

Sunday tickets

Whether you want to come for the day to enjoy the shows & displays. Pack up your tent, camper or caravan and hitch up for the weekend to enjoy all the music. Or maybe you want the VIP Glamping experience, we have a range of tickets to suit those on four and two legs alike.

Sunday

Sunday live music through the day…

Music Lineup

The Oo De Lallys

More to be announced

Saturday tickets

Whether you want to come for the day to enjoy the shows & displays. Pack up your tent, camper or caravan and hitch up for the weekend to enjoy all the music. Or maybe you want the VIP Glamping experience, we have a range of tickets to suit those on four and two legs alike.

Who’s Coming?

Woofstock Resident Vet

Ross Porter BVM BVS MRCVS

Ross Porter is a small animal vet based in Dart Vale Veterinary Practice
in South Devon he is someone who is deeply passionate about animal
welfare and care.
Ross qualified from the University of Nottingham in 2013 and started
working as a mixed vet at Dart Vale in 2014. Ross says his favourite elements of veterinary practice are first opinion consultations.
We are delighted that Ross is making a return to Woofstock 2023 for the third
time as a judge in the fun dog show.

Canine & Animal Behaviourist

Sally Lewis (too many qualifications to list!)

Sally Lewis is a Certified Canine & Animal Behaviourist, as well as a Certified Family Dog Mediator. Sally uses an ethical approach based on empathy and mutual trust between yourself and your dog, exploring your dog’s individual needs. She helps you to understand their behaviour, factors contributing to behaviour, and how to support your dog to behave differently. Sally only uses methods led by the latest science, so you can be sure that you are in good hands. Sally holds multiple qualifications in canine behaviour, including a Level 5 Diploma in Canine Behaviour, as well as qualifications in Canine Communication, Training, Anxiety, Fear, L.E.G.S® Applied Ethology, and Canine Health and Nutrition. Sally is also a member of The Association of INTODogs.

Sally will talking in the speakers tent.

Saturday & Sunday 11:00 – 11:30

Medical Detection Dogs

Medical Detection Dogs train dogs to detect the odour of human disease with the aim of developing faster, more efficient and less invasive diagnostics that lead to better patient outcomes.

They are at the forefront of the research into the fight against cancer and other life-threatening diseases, including Parkinson’s disease and bacterial infections.  Their Bio Detection Dogs are trained to find the odour of those diseases in samples such as urine, breath and sweat and their work has the potential to benefit millions.

Medical Detection Dogs will be talking in the speakers tent.

Saturday and Sunday 11:45 – 12:15

Canine First Aid

Mhairi Collins RVN

Mhairi Collins is a veterinary nurse registered with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. She has worked in first opinion practice for 7 years and has been working with dogs for 13 years.

Her practical canine first aid courses and workshops teach owners how to deal with emergency situations, trauma, and life-threatening conditions drawing from her experience as a veterinary nurse.

Mhairi has said she is looking forward to talking at Woofstock and engaging with owners, discussing how they can be prepared for these situations. We are thrilled to have Mhairi joining us this year.

Mhairi will be talking in the speakers tent.

Saturday and Sunday 12:30 – 13:00

The Dog Geeks

Ruth Haynes, Dawn Spence & Rebecca Hanlon

Ruth Haynes, Dawn Spence and Rebecca Hanlon are collectively The Dog Geeks. A supportive dog community run by three qualified canine Behaviour Practitioners. Whatever you need support with, training, behaviour issues, nutrition questions, then this is the place you will find it.

Ruth and Dawn will be talking about Canine Communication and Body Language. Does a yawn always mean a dog is tired? Does a wagging tail always mean a dog is happy? The Dog Geeks will teach you that by learning to read your dog’s body language you can help support them in tricky situations and give more positive interactions with dogs and humans alike.

Be sure to join them and learn how to understand what your dog is trying to tell you. We are thrilled to have The Dog Geeks joining us for the first time at this year’s Woofstock.

The Dog Geeks will be talking in the speakers tent.

Saturday and Sunday 14:00 – 14:30

Pets As Therapy

Pets As Therapy (PAT) is a national charity that enhances the health and wellbeing of thousands of people in communities across the UK. They strive to ensure that everyone, no matter their circumstances, has access to the companionship of an animal.

Their volunteers and their temperament-assessed pets visit establishments such as care homes, hospitals, hospices, schools and prisons, and bring smiles to many faces. People of all ages get the chance to chat to someone — and stroke a friendly dog or cat.

The founder of Woofstock Heather Nesbitt-Bayley was visited by a PAT dog whilst in hospital fighting for her life. That visit together with the love of her dog Harry who alerted her to her illness was a turning point in Heather’s recovery.

PAT will be in the guest speaker tent

Saturday and Sunday 14:45 – 15:15

Sunday tickets

Whether you want to come for the day to enjoy the shows & displays. Pack up your tent, camper or caravan and hitch up for the weekend to enjoy all the music. Or maybe you want the VIP Glamping experience, we have a range of tickets to suit those on four and two legs alike.