What's on

Crammed full of canine approved entertainment

We’ve got shows to watch, things to learn, activities to try, toys to buy and delicious treats to taste. Find out what’s on at Dogstival.

Naturo Main Arena

Packed full of displays including the Paws For Thought Display Team, the all-action Little Nippers & Terriers Racing where dogs are welcomed into the arena for a heap of canine chaos chasing the lure.

New for this year is our Battle of the Sniffers scent work competition. Breeds will battle it out in our scent course to be crowned ‘Top Sniffer’.
We’ll have our ever-popular ‘Heads & Tails’ lunchtime quiz.

Stay tuned for more announcements!

Photo of dogs running in the main arena at Dogstival festival.

Top Dawg Show Ring

Home to our Fun Dog Show with categories from the fun and silly to ones that tug on our heart strings. It’s £5 to enter which is donated and shared amongst our amazing charities.

It’s an Olympic summer so let the games begin with our Dogstival Sports Day. There’ll be heaps of activity you and your dog can join in with from sack races to ‘ball & spoon’

Photo of people enjoying the sun at Dogstival festival.

Canine MOT Centre

A stage dedicated to canine health and wellbeing of your four-legged best friend.

You’ll pick up tips from the experts on how to keep your pooch in tip-top condition and hear from our charity partners or dog organsations about all the great work they do.

A live show being performed at Dogstival festival.

Get Your Paws Involved

Dogstival is packed full of things your dog can get their paws involved with. With flyball, agility, scent work plus diving and splash pools for pooches that love the water.

Everything is free except the K9 Dog Diving Pool.

A dog running through an agility tunnel at Dogstival festival.

The Muddy Paws Tavern

We’ve pawtnered up with the lovely Dog Furiendly to create the ultimate watering hole dedicated to our four-legged friends.

Stocked with dog beer and treats, the Tavern is a place to relax and take in expert talks, join our Breed Meets or test your skills with dog bingo.

Our Big Pup Quiz hosted by Wave 105’s Mark Collins with prizes up for grabs.

A woman sat down hugging her two pugs at Dogstival festival.

Hound Dog Music Stage

Get into the festival vibe with some paw tapping live music across the weekend. We’ll have soul, blues, Motown, folk, country and pop classics.

Live music at Dogstival festival.

Fun Dog Show

Does your pooch love to show off and strut their stuff?

The Dogstival Fun Dog Show is back and it’s time to strut your stuff. Whether you are big one, a dribbly one, a hairy one or a very naughty one we love you all at Dogstival. The fun dog show isn’t about best in breed but just for giggles. We have 9 classes and rosette for every entry!

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Breed Meets

Back by popular demand join other owners and their pups for our Breed Meets at The Muddy Paws Tavern. It’s a brilliant chance to meet, socialize and relax. Whilst we can’t cover every breed this year we have tried to group together some breeds so more can join the fun! Don’t forget to share your photos with us!


We’re all paws go for dogs who just love the water. With giant dog diving pools and splash pools, perfect for a cool down or taking a little paddle.

Dan the hat Circus Skills & comedy show

Need your funny bone tickled with some madcap comedy mayhem? The head over to see Dan the Hat who’ll be entertaining the crowds in his own infectious style across the festival weekend.

Dan will also be running impromptu and circus workshops for little budding entertainers.

Man juggling two balls at Dogstival festival.


Our Face of Dogstival competition is now closed. Thanks so much to all the amazing dogs who entered. Delighted to announce this year’s winner is Rosie!! She is definately living her best life Doggy Style!


With so much to sniff out at Dogstival. Plan your doggy day out with our handy map and festival Event programme! The map is designed by the brilliant Tanya March Illustrations. And take a look at our arena schedules so you don’t miss any of the action.


The New Forest National Park is our home and a very special place. As part of our on-going commmitment to be kind to the planet Dogstival is proud to announce that for the first year EVER the event will be partially powered Solar & battery technology! We will be working with the brilliant Junk-O-Saurus again who help us to recycle almost 60% of ALL our event waste and will be working with the wonderful Litter Pickers of the New Forest to keep the event site clean and tidy

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The Montagu Arms logo.
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