Goodwoof dog festival is back: When is it, and where to buy tickets

Dog days are far from over – in fact all good dogs are heading for Goodwoof on May 18 and 19 for an event like no other.

The greatest celebration of all that we love about dogs will take place at Goodwood over the weekend Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 May.

Goodwoof, presented by MARS Petcare, is the best day out for dogs and their families with all activities for both human and hound, included in the entrance fee.

Lab reports

This year Goodwoof celebrates the faithful and fabulous Labrador with a spectacular parade of these four-legged favourites streaming in to open the event each morning.

Once inside, visitors can marvel at international and home-grown competitors at the top of their game as they demonstrate their incredible skills in Sheep and Gundog trials as well as the fiercely competitive cross country Canicross competition. The Action Sports arena will showcase high-octane demonstrations of canine agility and intelligence. Barkitecture is back displaying an incredible array of kennels designed by the cream of the architectural world. This year, the brief was to produce kennels for dogs on the go and the kennels will be auctioned on the Sunday of Goodwoof to raise funds for our 2024 charity, Jai Dog Rescue.

Throughout the weekend, there will be talks from experts in nutrition, behaviour and canine health at the MARS Wellness Stage, famous faces will read extracts from tales of canine exploits in Literary Corner, The Studio presented by Randox will offer relaxation with your dog as experienced practitioners lead sessions in doga, reiki, sound-bathing and dog massage. With lots of have-a-go activities on offer, the Ministry of Hound dancefloor, plenty of picnicking opportunities, including the very Instagrammable Fortnum & Mason area, delicious food and drink outlets, the Taittinger champagne bar, complete with pianist, and even Fido’s Lido, a dog splash pool, there is something to keep the whole family entertained each day.

Olympics and Pawtrait Artist of the Year

And, this year, Goodwoof is offering even more. To herald the upcoming Olympic Games, the Goodwoof Games will give hounds the chance to show a clean pair of heels whilst Pawtrait Artist of the Year sessions will teach would-be artists how to capture their dog on paper. The new Woodland Walk will be a shady area in which to recharge with the chance to dip into Forest Bathing and watch Truffle Hunting demonstrations. The new tattoo parlour will design temporary tattoos for people who want to wear their love for their dog on their sleeves and our super intuitive pet psychic will tell you what your canine companion is really thinking.

As always, Goodwoof’s early bird offer is available now giving over 15% off adult and young person ticket prices. Children 12 years and under and dogs go free. Also free of charge is all-day parking and a Bark and Ride shuttle bus service which will take you to the heart of the action. Snap up your tickets now at Your dog will love you for it.

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