A canine television star will be gracing the stage at one the most anticipated events of the doggy calendar in South Derbyshire.
Following the sold out success of last year, Doodle Fest 2017 returns to Catton Park and will welcome Britain’s Got Talent’s famous piano playing and car driving dog Mojo.
It will be the 10th year that the Doodle Trust will have hosted Doodle Fest which will return to South Derbyshire on Saturday, August 5.
Doodle Trust rescues and rehomes Doodles (Labradoodles, goldendoodles, cockapoos, other poodle crosses) and plain poodles throughout the UK.
Event organiser Jackie Holden, from Doodle Trust, said: “The festival was started 10 years ago in the New Forest by a group of people who had an interest in Doodles.
“If you own a Doodle, come and join the fun at the biggest gathering of Doodles in the world. Help us to blow away the myths surrounding their coats and behaviour.
“If you are considering owning a Doodle, come and meet their owners and discover the realities of living with these characterful dogs before you commit to adding one to your family. Doodle Fest is a fun day that will have you returning year after year.”
One of the highlights will include headline act Mojo.
Mojo’s owner Lynne Land said: “Mojo is looking forward to performing at Doodle Fest. She will be repeating her performance that got ‘four yeses’ this year on Britain’s Got Talent and also will be showing some insider tricks of the trade on how she was training.
“Doodle Trust has raised the game and will raise funds by running a fun weekend for owners and their dogs which is fun and educational. Me and Mojo are happy to support Doodle Trust.”
Real ale will be served at the event, and there will also be a demonstration of gun dog training and a dog show performance. There will also be a pub quiz on the Friday night and optional fancy dress on Saturday evening.
Doodle Fest aims to raise funds for Doodle Trust which is self-funded and receives no government funding.
Proceeds from Doodle Fest 2017 will help towards paying vet's bills for dogs which are rescued by the charity or abandoned at the charity. So far this year 67 dogs have been rehomed by the charity.
Camping at the event costs £25 per day for two adults and two children and the price gives access to evening entertainment and free entrance to Doodle Fest 2017. More than 200 camping tickets have already been sold and only 100 are left.
Event organiser Jackie also travels the Midlands raising awareness, offering advice and educating people about the breeds - Labradoodles, goldendoodles, cockapoos and other poodle crosses.
Camping is available from August 4 to August 6. Tickets for camping need to be purchased in advance by calling Jackie Holden on 07734689370. Also visit http://www.doodletrust.com/news-events or https://www.facebook.com/groups/doodlefest2017 for further information.
Day admission tickets cost £5 each, and can be purchased at the festival gate on the day.