A festival dedicated to dogs? Now you’ve got my attention. And, it’s just a stone’s throw from my home in wonderful East Yorkshire, just near the coast at Sewerby Hall and Gardens.
Yorkshire’s answer to cruffs is coming to the coast. Dog owners and dog lovers alike are set to come together to celebrate man’s best friend at East Yorkshire’s first-ever dog festival.
But what is a dog festival we hear you cry? The Canine Carnival is set to take place on the 24th of September and will have fun events and activities designed for your dog.
Sewerby Hall and Gardens, near Bridlington, will get your dogs tail’s wagging from 10:30am to 3:30pm and enjoy a range of fun dog shows, demonstrations, dog agility, face painting, dog tails, competitions, and trail walks, along with a dog zone with puppuccinos, pick’n’mix, scent work, ball pools, and educational talks.
Ther will also be competitions where you dog could become ‘golden oldie’ and steal the judges heart winning a rosette for proof in the dog shows.
The dream of dreams could come true for you as the winner of each dog class could then become ‘best in show’ and eventually Dog of Sewerby.
Along with all those fantastic activities you’ll be able to spoil your pooch rotten and do some doggy shoppping – after all some of us don’t have children and like to spoil our pooches instead.
But it’s not all about the pubs, you will also be able to brows the craft fair and grap and bit to eat and drink as well as exploring the beautiful Sewerby Gardens, house and zoo.
The entry to the Canine Carnival will be cahrged at normal admission prices on the day or you can book online – dogs get in free of course.
Marie Gascoigne, general manager, Sewerby Hall and Gardens, said: “This brand new event will be great fun, and I am sure it will prove hugely popular. We can’t wait to see all the dogs and their owners at Sewerby Hall and Gardens, and the atmosphere on the day for all our visitors will be wonderful.”
The event was created in partnership with Jerry Green Dog Rescue, which for over 60 years has rescued, cared for and rehomed over 40,000 dogs in need of a second chance.
“With a community outreach programme in East Yorkshire, as well as three centres across Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire, Jerry Green Dog Rescue continues to provide a safe place for homeless dogs and to seek new loving places for them to live.
Amber Satterthwaite, Jerry Green Dog Rescue community fundraiser, said: “We are delighted to be working with Sewerby Hall and Gardens in bringing you a Canine Carnival to remember. We hope you can come along, have some fun and help us raise some pounds for our pooches – your support will help us transform the lives of rescue dogs in need of care.”