A two day New Forest festival for dogs and dog lovers - POSTPONED (FROM MAY) TO 5-6 SEPTEMBER BURLEY MANOR
DOGSTIVAL 2020 NEW FOREST
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS, IT WILL NOW BE HELD AT BURLEY MANOR ON 5-6 SEPTEMBER
(WAS TO HAVE BEEN HELD MAY PYLEWELL PARK)
See below for more detail of the change of date and venue...
An exciting event for dogs and dog lovers at Pylewell Park Estate in the heart of the New Forest. This magnificent private stately home boasts over 260 acres, lakes and even its own beach!
The weekend will be packed full of the most exciting activities, retailers, music, and food and drink for families and most importantly their dogs.
If a dog could have the best day of it's life... it would go to Dogstival!
Get your paws on some tickets here: https://dogstival.ticketsrv.co.uk/tickets/
Message from the organisers, March 2020
It is obvious that holding an event in May would be against Government advice and irresponsible during such testing times. The decision also puts the health and wellbeing of the public, stallholders, show acts, suppliers and event staff first and foremost.
Following consultation with all stakeholders, organisers are pleased to confirm that Dogstival is working hard to ensure dog-lovers will still experience a fantastic line-up of shows, demonstrations and entertainment across the weekend. Whilst there will be changes to the line-up on the Main Arena, which will be announced over the coming days, the festival will still host a wealth of ‘have a go’ activities, advice & tips from training experts on the Dog House Behavious Stage, TV Vet Dr Scott Miller in the Healthy Hound Den, a chance to meet rare breeds, fun dog shows, live music and over 150 retailers along with great food and drink from our wonderful New Forest producers.
Unfortunately, the required change of venue means our pop-up ‘festival’ campsite with Embers will not be possible – something we are working to find a solution for. Dogstival is also delighted to have retained the support from its sponsors, commercial partners and stallholders and would like to thank each of them in-turn especially during difficult economic times.
With regards to Dogstival’s ticket policy, anyone who has purchased tickets for May will be able to transfer these across to September on either day. If ticket holders are unable to attend in September 2020, their tickets will be valid for 2021. However, if their preference is for a full refund, this will of course be honoured, but of course we hope people will try to find a way of supporting the event. Organisers will shortly be in touch to every ticket holder personally.
Dogstival’s Co-founder Richard Nowell says: “It is obvious by trying to put on a live event in under 8 weeks time would not be a responsible decision under the current circumstances. People are naturally concerned and should be staying at home wherever possible avoiding unnecessary contact with others in order to stop the spread of Coronavirus. It is a common sense decision being taken at the right time and on the advice of Government experts.