Dog Lovers Festival


Elvaston Castle Country Park, Borrowash Road, Elvaston, Derby, DE72 3EP
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There's fun and frolics for pooches and their owners at the ultimate dog-friendly festival


There's fun and frolics for pooches and their owners at the ultimate dog-friendly festival. Set in the Derbyshire countryside, the 2019 event was voted one of the best in the UK by the Star newspaper and was nominated for Dog Friendly Awards' best day out.

There will be even more shops so you can treat your dog or yourself to top of the range accessories and bling.

You'll be spoilt for choice with treat stalls, dog toy pop up shops and an array of harnesses to choose from as well as doggy lotions and potions that you won’t find on the high street plus, many more, including a new producer section with all the human treats you could wish for.

Expert advice on training, obedience, how to foster or adopt a puppy as well as free doggy MOTs will be available at the three-day event.

Some of the UK's best tribute bands will be performing on the Dog Lovers' stage and food and drink will be flowing all weekend.

The event will be talking place in Elvaston Country Park on August 6-8.

The main arena will host again some amazing entertainment throughout the day on both days so you can grab a ringside seat and watch and learn some amazing things. There will even be an opportunity if you fancy it to get in the ring yourself and be hands on.​

And not forgetting the Fun Dog Show which will be running all day on both days. We have the most fabulous categories for you including Best in Show on both days.

Guide Prices

Day Pass (online) - £9:50
Weekend Pass (online) - £15:50
Day Pass (on gate) - £11:00
Weekend Pass (on gate) - £18:00

Under 12s free accompanied by full paying Adult (online or on gate).
Dogs free (must be kept on leads).
Free Parking.
Camping available for weekend pass holders.
Tickets available at

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Some satellite navigation systems will try to direct vehicles off the A6 Derby By-pass into Elvaston Castle Country Park via a slip road to Bridlegate Lane, Alvaston. Please note that there is no access to the park via this route, and no turning room along the length of this road.The lane is clearly marked off the by-pass with a 'dead-end' highways sign.

Opening Times

Season (6 Aug 2021 - 8 Aug 2021)
Friday17:00 - 21:00
Saturday10:30 - 21:00
Sunday10:30 - 19:00

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