It’s unlike anything else in the North East; organised by dog people – for dog people. Its one of the best value family days out with something for everyone;

Expect a jam packed day of attractions, shows, shopping and much more. Dogs are catered for with several have-a-go activities, woodland walks and a number of great trade stands!

The North East Dog Festival - Event Update 😔 💔


As you will no doubt be aware the world is facing an unprecedented situation with the ongoing COVID 19 crisis and due to safety concerns and the unstable situation we feel we have no other choice but to cancel this year's festival.


This is not a decision we have taken lightly but we must consider the health and safety of the public, our traders, our activity providers and all of our team. We know the event is loved by so many and we are truly devastated not to be welcoming all of you as visitors and your dogs this September.


As a small team it's an event we plan year round for and know it is a highlight of the year for many people (ourselves included).


This event is much more than just a ‘day’. It's the blood, sweat and tears of some very passionate individuals who live, breath and work with dogs everyday. The event is the result of years of passion, dedication and investment to create an annual one of a kind festival for dogs.


As a small business we are grateful to those that have shown their support and we hope to bring you something even bigger and better in 2021.


Our supporters, traders and ticket holders have been emailed with the contact details we have on record regarding this announcement. Traders may get reminder emails for payment regarding their 2020 stand - please see details on the email. 


Please stay safe, be kind, and give your dog a hug from us!


2020 Ticket Buyers

Dawn and Rebecca

Display arena

Take a seat to enjoy a range of professional displays - including Elaine Hill Duck Herding - NEW for 2021! 


Shop till you drop with exhibitors from all over the country. You'll find gifts for all ages, human and dog plus a range of food and drink. 

activity arena

Watch local trainers and clubs demonstrate an array of activities, many of which your dog can also have a go at - at the festival! 

little ones

Carnival Rides will be joining us again, plus 16's and under go free...and tickets include entry into Kirkley Hall Zoological Garden (dogs not permitted in the zoo) 

wellness tent 

Experience a full day of demonstrations and seminars given by a range of experts. Learn something new or brush up on vital dog owner skills! 

have a go

One of the things that makes our festival unique is the number of have a go activities on offer - as a dog friendly festival your dog can enjoy everything from agility to flyball, gundog scurries to hoopers!

breed all about it

New for 2021! Visit our Breed All About it Area to speak to a range of breed clubs and charities. Get advice on specific breeds and find out more about breed specific charities.

dog shows

Our ever popular charity dog shows will return with a range of classes. Who will win the converted best in show trophy this time? 

Festival Inspiration 

"Our ultimate mission, as always, is to create a festival that engages, educates and excites.


As a team we are extremely passionate and hold a very strong belief that all dogs should be given the best life possible for the short time they grace our lives - and that is very much the inspiration for this event"


—  North East Dog Festival Directors 

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