Dog-friendly events in August and September

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Celebrate National Dog Day on 26 August 2017, with these fun dog-friendly events taking place in Hertfordshire, Suffolk and Norfolk

The Summer Fayre and Fun Dog Show, 13 August

Rushmere Country Park, Linslade Rd, Heath and Reach, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 0EB

From 11am-4pm, join in the fun and games with arts, crafts, refreshments and a whole host of fun activities for all the family out on the meadow. This year The Greensand Trust hopes to speed up the registration process for the Fun Dog Show by selling tickets for each class available on the day – 40 per class. Full details of classes and timings are available here

Rushmore dog show

Wells Community Hospital Trust – Dog Show & Family Fun Day, 20 August

Creake Abbey, North Creake, Fakenham, Norfolk, NR21 9LF

A fun day out for dogs and their owners with lots of classes for dogs to enter and plenty of activities for children from 10am-4pm. The event will raise money for 


Desert Rats Association Companion Dog Show, 27 August

Oxborough Village Green, PE33 9PS

A dog day out for competitive pet owners. There’s a whole day of competition from Pedigree categories to Novelty categories such as waggiest tail and best biscuit catcher. All entries for classes can be made from 9am-1pm for £1.50 per dog. Full list of events at


Much Hadham Fete and Dog Show 2017, 28 August

Village Centre, Much Hadham, Hertfordshire, SG10 6

A free event designed for the whole family! There’s a fairground, inflatables and a climbing wall for children, trade stalls, crafts and live music for adults and plenty of fun for the family dog. Let your pooch take part in the popular Companion Dog Show, agility arena and additional classes.

The Cockfield Show, 10 September

Clipt Bushes, Smithwood House Smithwood Green, Cockfield, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP30 0JQ

From 12-4pm you can enjoy a traditional village show full of local produce, crafts, cookery and trade stalls.There will be dancing, Punch & Judy, and more importantly for pet owners, a fun dog show! Entry £1.

Dog Day at Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, 10 September

School Road, South Walsham, Norfolk, NR13 6DZ

A great doggy day out for all the family with a fun dog show, agility, demonstrations, doggy stalls, food and drink and lots of games for you and your four-legged friend. The event is to raise money for local animal charities. £2 adult; £1 child; dogs free. £1.50 per dog per competition. Does not include garden entry.

Animal Antics, 10 September

Howardsgate, Wewlyn Garden City, Hertfordshire 

A great fun day out for the family and fur-amily. Dog show, falconry displays, donkey rides, have a go agility, hook a duck and much more.

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