Northamptonshire’s largest ‘barking’ mad festival ‘even bigger and better’ for 2024

Posted 8th May 2024

Hay bale racing, dog trainer talks, artisan and craft dog market, Puppuccino bar and dog competitions – the popular Woof Fest is back, and bigger than ever!

The festival will take place at The Chester House Estate in partnership with Trinkety Paws, a leading UK manufacturer and supplier for high quality Dog Collars and Dog Leads, who has a full-time shop based at the estate. The one-day festival will take place on Sunday 12th May, from 10am – 4pm.

Cllr Helen Howell, North Northamptonshire Council’s Deputy Leader and Executive Member for Sport, Leisure, Culture and Tourism, said: “Woof Fest is by far the largest dog festival that our residents and visitors can attend here in North Northamptonshire.

“Following previous year’s popularity and feedback we have now produced a programme for the day. We are delighted to be working alongside Trinkety Paws again this year, to ensure the programme suits all breeds of dogs, but we have not forgotten our human visitors, there is something for every member of the family to enjoy!”

Organiser Nadine Berger, owner of Trinkety Paws, based at The Chester House Estate, said: “This year, Woof Fest is even bigger and better compared to last year. Alongside our popular Fun Dog Show, we are introducing ‘have-a-go’ stations dotted across the Estate’s landscape, where families can take their furry friends to try agility, scent work and flyball activities.

“We have confirmed more than 35 local artisan market stall holders, our popular Puppuccino bar is making a return and we will have food, drinks and crafts suitable for the whole family!

“We will be working with many incredible dog-focused organisations for the event including popular favourites Pamper my Poochie and Chasing Pawfection. The Nene Rivers Trust will also be hosting a pack walk in the afternoon, and The Waendel Flyball Team will be there all day, operating a “have-a-go at Flyball” station and also doing Human Flyball demos, which is great fun especially for children. There’s nothing else like this for dogs locally, so it really is a day you don’t want to miss!”

The Trinkety Paws shop will be open to visit, offering natural treats, a Pawtisserie Counter, Puppuccinos and deals on their waterproof dog collars and leads for your four-legged friend. You can also explore more shops at the Estate which will be open on the day, including florist Eden Wild, History Book Corner located in the Hay Barn bar. The Farmhouse Cafe will be open as usual.

Tickets are £5 for over 12’s, under 12’s and dogs go free. Book your tickets on the Chester House Estate website today.