We list some of the best dog events in the East of England in 2016:
27-29 August, Fenland Country Fair
Stow cum Quy Park, Cambridge
Retuning for its 36th year, the Fenland Country Fair offers three days of entertainment for the whole family and your pet pooch to enjoy.
The rural craft tent features approx. 30 stands, while food marquee opposite, which provides tasty offerings and some of the largest pies you can imagine.
The clay shooting is under a new team this year, and offers the opportunity for visitors to have a go! Learn more about wildfowling at the Ely and the Fenland Wildfowlers stands.
Bees, chickens, rabbits you name it, they are all here. Ferrets, birds of prey, all add to the entertainment. In the main arena, the British Scurry and Trials driving will again be back, with plenty of thrills and hopefully not too many spills. There will be sheepdog displays and gundog competitions. On the Sunday, the terrier and lurcher shows will be taking place and a gundog test.
28-29 August 2016, All About Dogs Show
Norfolk’s biggest dog show returns for an action packed Bank Holiday Weekend
The All About Dogs Show will return to the Norfolk Showground on Sunday 28th & Bank Holiday Monday 29th August. Dogs and their humans from all over East Anglia will descend on the pawsitively spectacular All About Dogs Show which will be offering a whole host of canine fun for the whole family!
The popular K9 Aqua Sports will be back, giving all dogs the opportunity to test the waters and compete in a thrilling dog long jump competition into a 40ft long pool! Dogs and their owners can enter this international phenomenon whilst entertaining themselves and the huge crowds at the show.
The Main Arena will also be full of gripping displays, from Dima and his dancing dogs to Dunham Gun Dogs. Additionally, the incredibly popular Conquest K9 will be performing a series of breath-taking tricks including jumping through fire!
The Fun Dog Shows have over 200 rosettes up for grabs and a class to suit every dog, it’s no wonder it’s the firm family favourite! The Notts & Yorkshire Boxer Rescue and German Shepherd Rescue Elite will be organising 3 fun dog shows with over 25 classes for all dogs to enter. At the end of the day there will also be the prestigious Best In Show competition which will give all the dog show winners an opportunity to compete for the ultimate crown.
Children are invited to enter these shows with their dogs, there’s even an area dedicated to them in the Kids Fun Have-A-Go Ring! It is free admittance to the show for all children provided their ticket is booked online.
This show is the perfect day for any dog lover with a question, whether you are a dog owner or dream of being one, the show is full of canine experts who are on hand to give advice. The show will feature expert grooming professionals as well as shopping for even the fussiest of man’s best friends. The show’s extensive line-up of trade stands will sell a whole range of dog products, from fashionable collars and luxurious beds to specialist dog foods and popular dog holidays.
There’s so much to see and do that there is even a Weekend Camping Pass for those who want to take full advantage of the show. From £39 families can access the show on both days as well as stay overnight!
For more information or to book discounted advance tickets where kids go free, visit www.allaboutdogsshow.co.uk
Walk with a Fork (and your dog)
On Sunday 4 September join the East of England’s leading family charity, Ormiston Families, as it hosts its annual Walk with a Fork event around the picturesque Helmingham Hall estate.
The charity’s flagship event, which sees attendees taking on a seven mile amble around the countryside, is back for its fourth year in Suffolk. Making its return to the beautiful Helmingham Hall estate near Otley, the walk will feature foodie delicacies from some of the region’s local producers at stops throughout the journey.
The Suffolk Walk with a Fork event has kindly been sponsored by Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival and suppliers will include Aspall Suffolk Cyder, Suffolk Salami Co., Musk’s Sausages, The Fish Hut, Steve and Rebecca of Somerleyton Catering and many more.
Proceeds from Walk with a Fork will be used to support Ormiston Families’ work providing services to support children and young people across East Anglia, helping to improve their life chances. Identifying and responding to the needs of children, whatever challenges they face, the charity’s vision is of a world in which every child will be loved, nurtured and valued.
Tickets are £20 per person and children under 5 go for free. Dogs are welcome. To book tickets please visit: www.ormiston-families.eventbrite.com