Bought By Many is proud to be DogFest’s headline sponsor. 2019’s events are going to be incredible days out to celebrate the bond between owners and their pets.
We’ll have a big area at the festivals with activities for dogs and treats for the whole family. We’re looking forward to seeing you there and meeting your pets.
Check out our Facebook page where we’ll be revealing information about our stand at DogFest and running competitions.
Find out all the information you need to know about the festivals on this page or visit the DogFest site to buy tickets.
When and where is DogFest?
This year there are three DogFest festivals around the UK:
- Knebworth House, Hertfordshire - 11 & 12 May
- Tatton Park, Cheshire - 15 & 16 June
- Ashton Court, Bristol - 22 & 23 June
Each event opens at 9.30am and closes at 5pm on the Saturdays and Sundays.
How much do DogFest tickets cost?
DogFest tickets are slightly cheaper to buy online in advance. It also offers VIP day tickets that include priority parking, fast-track entry, access to the VIP area where they’ll be an appearance from Noel Fitzpatrick and you can get free lunch, drinks and snacks.
Because we're the headline sponsor we have an exclusive discount code you can use to get 20% off any ticket. Just use the code BOUGHTBYMANY20 when you purchase here.
If you're a Bought By Many customer, keep an eye on our emails and Facebook page for competitions to win tickets.
|Ticket type||Online price||Price on the door|
|Adult day ticket||£16.50||£21.50|
|Child (6-16) day ticket||£10.50||£16.25|
|Senior day ticket (Over 60)||£12.50||£13.65|
|Family (multiples of 4, 5 & 6) day ticket||£11.25 per person||£15 per person|
|Children under 6||Free||Free|
There are weekend tickets and when you buy online there will be some fees added to the ticket price.
What happens at DogFest?
DogFest is a day out for dogs, their owners, children or the whole family. It’s designed to bring dog lovers together to celebrate the bond between owners and their pets.
There are plenty of activities dogs can take part in at the events from agility courses to dog shows.
There will be a dog walk led by Noel Fitzpatrick, who will be at all the events, and breed meet ups.
You can see displays from dogs with jobs, such as police force dogs, and you’ll get to meet their trainers.
The events are suitable for children and there’s a kids’ area.
The main stage will be hosted by Clare Balding and will feature a range of acts such as dog yoga and live music.
Along with the activities and areas organised by DogFest there will be plenty of stalls where you can shop and potentially pick up freebies.
Bought By Many will have a big area with activities so don’t forget to stop by.
If you want to pay more you can get access to a VIP area that has free food and drink along with some exclusive talks.
Dogs need to be kept on leads while walking around the event but they can be taken off for certain activities.
DogFest stage times
There will be a range of activities and experiences to take part in. Your dog can try dog diving, hay bale racing, meet dogs of the same breed at the breed meet-ups and a lot more. Plus they'll be a few famous faces there.
Supervet Noel Fitzpatrick will be at all events and Clare Balding will be hosting the main stage.
There will be an appearance from Lucy Heath and Trip Hazard from Britain’s Got Talent, dog yoga, live music and much more.
Here are timetables for the show in Knebworth House, Hertfordshire on 11 & 12 May. For the full timetable visit DogFest's website.
Noel and Clare's sessions will be on the Main Stage, The Big Top or the GDW Start Point for the Great Dog Walk sessions.
|10:00 - 10:45 Talk for Kids about the importance of animals with Noel on The Big Top||9:45 - 10:45 Book signing with Clare on The Big Top|
|11:00 - 11:20 Great Dog Walk with Noel by the GDW Start Point||11:00 - 12:00 Great Dog Walk with Clare by GDW Start Point|
|11:30 - 12:30 Book signing with Clare Balding for VIP ticket holders on The Big Top||11:00 - 11:45 Talk for Kids about the importance of animals with Noel on The Big Top|
|13:30 - 15:30 Book signing with Noel on The Big Top||12:30 - 13:00 Half hour with Clare on the Main Stage|
|14:00 - 14:30 Half hour with Clare on the Main Stage||15:00 - 15:20 Great Dog Walk with Noel by GDW Start Point|
|15:00 - 16:00 Great Dog Walk with Clare by the GDW Start Point||15:30 - 17:00 Book signing with Noel on The Big Top|
|10:30 - 10:55 Dog Aerobics with Nicci Hindson||10:30 - 10:55 Dog Aerobics with Nicci Hindson|
|11:15 - 11:45 Dog Yoga with Michaela Noonan||11:15 - 11:45 Dog Yoga with Michaela Noonan|
|12:00 - 13:45 Live music||12:30 - 13:00 Half hour with Clare Balding|
|14:00 - 14:30 Half hour with Clare Balding||13:15 - 15:30 Live music|
|14:50 - 15:20 Rock choir||15:40 - 16:10 Guinness World Record dogs|
|15:40 - 16:10 Guinness World Record dogs||16:25 - 5:00 Live music|
|16:25 - 17:00 Live music||-|
DogFest breed meet-ups and famous Insta dogs
We are hosting breed met-ups to give pet owners the opportunity to meet other owners of the same dog breed and their dogs and speak to a first-aider or a vet about their breed and canine first-aid.
The breed meet-ups will take place in the Hound Hangout area of DogFest.
We have also invited famous Instagram dogs to the Hound Hangout area. See the full timetable below.
Knebworth House, Hertfordshire - 11 & 12 May
|10:30 - 11:00 Cocker Spaniel meet-up||11:00 - 11:30 Dachsund meet-up|
|11:00 - 11:30 Pug meet-up||11:45 - 13:00 Meet the dogs of Instagram|
|11:45 - 12:15 German Shepherd meet-up||13:15 - 13:45 Cockapoo meet-up|
|12:30 - 13:00 Labrador meet-up||14:00 - 14:30 French Bulldog meet-up|
|13:15 - 14:00 Meet the dogs of Instagram||14:45 - 15:15 Staffordshire Bull Terrier meet-up|
What food is at DogFest?
You can bring your own food and drink to all events but there will be plenty of places to buy refreshments. They’ll be everything from street food to tea and coffee, and you can buy alcohol.