Held annually over a weekend 2023 being our 8th year, Woofstock is a family-friendly award winning festival with a big difference – it is designed for dogs (but humans are allowed to come too, if they behave themselves!). The weekend festival is a festival for dogs during the day where they can bring their human and festival for humans in the evening where they can bring their dog or just come on their own!
Held at the iconic Powderham Castle near Exeter in Devon, the setting for this festival will take your breath away.
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’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.
Advice and expertise
Our special guests include dog training guru Sally Lewis and talented veterinary surgeon Ross Porter who is bringing a colleague too. we also have the incredible medical Detection Dogs giving talk on the Saturday and Sunday.
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; Ultimate Coldplay and one of the best Madonna tribute acts 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.