Only weeks left to enter North East Dog Festival

June is the last month for exhibitors to apply for this year's North East Dog Festival.

Monday, 14th June 2021, 1:50 pm
Updated Monday, 14th June 2021, 1:51 pm
Thousands of dogs and their owners are expected to attend the event over the weekend of Saturday, September 4 and Sunday, September 5.
Thousands of dogs and their owners are expected to attend the event over the weekend of Saturday, September 4 and Sunday, September 5.

Thousands of dogs and their owners are expected to attend the event over the weekend of Saturday, September 4 and Sunday, September 5 at Northumberland College’s Kirkley Hall Campus near Ponteland.

Festival directors Rebecca Ashworth Earle and Dawn Oliver Doyle said: “Exhibitors are one of the most important aspects of our event as many of the thousands of visitors come to shop and when it comes to spending money on dogs, there really is no budget.

“Feedback from our previous events showed that many people stayed all day, enjoying the food and drink on offer and buying from the wonderful businesses we have in the region.

Picture from a previous North East Dog Festival.

“We’ve kept pricing reasonable to reflect the tough time many have had over the last 18 months. For some this may be their first event of the year and we plan to make it as big as possible.”

Over the weekend, dogs will be able to try their paw at everything from whippet racing to gundog scurries and hoopers. There will also be the chance to win prizes in games like Fastest Recall and Temptation Alley, and three charity dog shows will have a range of classes.

The main ring will welcome crowd favourites such as flyball and sheep herding, whilst the wellness tent will welcome expert speakers on topics ranging from dog behaviour to dog nutrition.

For more details on trade stands at the event and to make an exhibitor booking application, go to www.northeastdogfestival.com