Festival fun for you and your dog

The Festival dog event is proudly supported by Cheltenham Animal Shelter, Butternut Box, Dragon Vets, Restaurant GL50 and Wychwood Inn. For more information on these awesome supporters, click on their image above.

We think that our canine friends should be able to enjoy the Cheltenham Food & Drink Festival so we have planned some great treats for them in 2022. 

Dog photo competition

Take a photo of your dog in front of the dog banner at the Festival, located near the main entrance as you enter the Festival, and upload the photo to your social media with the hash tag


winners will be contacted after the Festival, and listed on our Facebook page. 

Win - 1st prize

Three months of Butternut Box food.  The three month box is tailored depending on the dog’s weight, breed, age, height etc. A winning code will be given so Butternut Box can cater for your dogs needs.


2nd prize

30 minute private session that can be redeemed as either as a 1-1 behaviour consultation or ‘have a go agility’ at the Cheltenham Animal Shelter. To be redeemed by the end of 2022. 


3rd prize

The Wychwood Inn, which is a dog friendly establishment, has kindly offered a two course Sunday lunch for two people.


Saturday 25th June - Trick Dog Show

11.00am to 11.20am

Cheltenham Animal Shelter’s dog trainer, Becca and her dog Finn are looking forward to showing you a range of tricks.

The 20 minute display, including tricks that you can teach your dog at home, will give you the chance to see how the experts get the best performance from their canine companion.

After the display Becca will hold a Q&A.

Sunday 26th June - Festival Dog Show

Has your dog got what it takes to be ‘Best in Show’ at this year’s Fun Dog Show? We are not looking for a Cruft’s Champion, but your pooch will have the chance to shine.

Winners from the five categories will have the chance to enter the ‘Best in Show’ finale with the chance to win a trophy from Dragon Vets and a meal for two at Restaurant GL50 in Cheltenham.

Registration starts at 10.15 am. Maximum of 15 dogs per class. There is a registration fee of £2.00 per dog entered into the Festival Dog Show, the full amount raised will be donated to the Cheltenham Animal Shelter to help with their awesome work they carry out looking after animals in our community.

The categories

10.50am – 11.10am – Fabulous Fella (Males over 1 year)

11.15am – 11.35am – Loveliest Lady (Females over 1 year)

11.45am – 12.05pm – Top Rescue

12.15pm – 12.35pm – Cutest Puppy (dogs under 1 year)

12.45pm – 1.05pm – Golden Oldie (dogs over 8 years)

1.15pm – 1.35pm – Best in Show (winners of above 5 categories will enter).

The Prizes

       Fabulous Fella (over 1 year)

  • A Goodie bag from Cheltenham Animal Shelter
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd dogs will receive a rosette each from Dragon Vets

        Loveliest Lady (over 1 year)

  • A Goodie bag from Cheltenham Animal Shelter
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd dogs will receive a rosette each from Dragon Vets

       Top Rescue

  • A Goodie bag from Cheltenham Animal Shelter
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd dogs will receive a rosette each from Dragon Vets

       Cutest Puppy (under 1 year)

  • A Goodie bag from Cheltenham Animal Shelter
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd dogs will receive a rosette each from Dragon Vets

       Golden Oldie (over 8 years)

  • A Goodie bag from Cheltenham Animal Shelter
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd dogs will receive a rosette each from Dragon Vets

       Best in Show (winners of above        5 categories will enter)

  • Dragon Vets trophy
  • A voucher from Restaurant GL50, dinner for two.

Our Amazing Supporters

Cheltenham Animal Shelter is a charity that has been helping animals since 1926.

We rescue and re-home unwanted and abandoned stray cats, dogs and small animals from across Gloucestershire.

We also take in rescue dogs from Gloucestershire Constabulary as well as rehoming dogs, cats and small animals from owners who can no longer look after them for a variety of reasons.

Small animals we often have in our care include rabbits, gerbils and guinea pigs.

Our story all started with a dog who couldn’t stop farting, called Rudie, and two friends who wanted to build a company that delivers health and happiness, called Kev and Dave.
So, they got in the kitchen and started to cook for her themselves. Simple ingredients, gently cooked. It worked. Farewell, farts.

Kev immediately thinks they should cook for more dogs. After months of doing two jobs, Kev and Dave knew that they needed to pick just one.

They picked dogs. And Butternut Box was born.

Our vets are approachable and experienced. As caring pet owners, they are all approachable and compassionate, understanding of how important pets are in our family lives.

Most importantly, as pet owners themselves, they always offer the same level of expert diligence and care to their patients as they would to their own pets.

With branches in Prestbury Park, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham, Tewkesbury, Rissington and Kingsway, we are close to you.

The Wychwood Inn is an award winning, family run Cotswold restaurant, hotel and pub located in the picturesque village of Shipton-under-Wychwood, Oxfordshire.

We are proud to offer a seasonal menu at breakfast, lunch and dinner. A traditional roast is served all day on a Sunday along with other choices on the menu.

Our kitchen team are highly trained and acclaimed for exquisite, locally sourced dishes.
The Wychwood Inn is a destination where guests dine in a comfortable, enriched atmosphere.

Cheltenham’s best kept secret.

Restaurant GL50 where the chefs bring the food to your table. Where local, fresh produce is championed & served in an innovative way.

With an attitude towards minimum waste, Jonas & team aim to get the best out of their ingredients.

Where the whole beast, vegetable, fruit can be used. It is this ethos that lends to some very exciting & experimental dishes, all with one thing in common, they taste amazing.