Held annually over a weekend, Woofstock is a family-friendly festival with a big difference – it is designed for dogs (but humans are allowed to come too, if they behave themselves!).
As well as tons of dog-centred activities you will hear dog-relevant tips and stories from our guest speakers and there will also be plenty of snacks and treats for sale so you can spoil your furry friend. We also support a range of animal-related charities and have put on some amazing bands because dogs like music too!
Here is what compere Judi Spiers had to say: “Really looking forward to coming to Woofstock. I don’t have a dog at the moment although I do enjoy a special relationship with Georgie my neighbour’s Collie who takes me for a walk most evenings! I have a distinct feeling that Woofstock could just throw me back into the world of warm cuddles and wet noses on a dark winter’s night!
We guarantee you won’t be the only one, Judi.
Here’s a bit more detail on what to expect from the event:
Has your pooch got the most appealing eyes? Do they show extra love for their mini-human companions? Have they stood by you through thick and thin? Any dog can enter our popular shows and one lucky pup will get the coveted Best In Show award!
We also have plenty of demonstrations and contests where your dog can show off their agility, obedience and other attributes.
Shopping and snacking
If there’s a day for spoiling your much-loved canine, it’s at Woofstock. After all, we’ve collected together kennel-loads of quality treats and toys and even whipped up some doggie ice-cream. Don’t worry, owners will get their chance to indulge too as there is plenty of sensibly priced food and drink (including alcoholic drinks) on offer.
On the subject of food, we recommend you check out our lead sponsor, Bella & Duke. Raw food is all the rage among the two-legged so this company have extended the healthy trend to our furry superiors. So if you fancy kicking out the cans and treating your pet to 100% natural raw food, delivered straight to your door, be sure to visit their stand.
Advice and expertise
Our special guests (some especially invited by #therealboss Spaniel Harry) include dog training guru Caroline Spencer and talented veterinary surgeon Ross Porter who is bringing a colleague too.
Music and merrymaking
No festival (especially one called Woofstock) would be complete without the music. We may have turned down the decibels for sensitive doggy ears but we have dialled up the fun factor with this year’s line-up which includes raucous cover band I Love Amp; tex-mex from Los Pacaminos featuring former pop idol Paul Young and one of the best Abba tribute bands this side of the North Sea.
We could go on but really there is only one way to truly understand what Woofstock all is about. I’m sure we don’t have to spell it out! Don’t forget you don’t need to be owned by a dog to come to Woofstock there is plenty for humans to get involved in too.