First Curious Dog Show at 2018 New Forest Curious Arts Festival

Curious Dog Show at Curious Arts Festival

Dogs more welcome than ever at Curious Arts this year

Not only are four-legged family members welcome as ever at the Curious Arts Festival Friday 20 - Sunday 22 July 2018, but this year they are invited to take centre stage on Sunday 22 July for the first ever Curious Dog Show, organised by Oscar Pet Foods.

chihuahua reading a bookPutting the bark into Curious: Oscar Pet Foods together with broadcaster and comic compere Simon Evans and literary judge Damian Dibben

Locals as well as visitors get your pooches ready for a very different kind of fun dog show in the beautiful surroundings of Pylewell Park where their literary endeavours and antics will be compered by well known comedian and Radio 4 regular broadcaster Simon Evans, and judged by children’s author Damian Dibben whose first adult book “Tomorrow” is published this month and follows the quest of a 217-year old dog as he travels through the courts and battlefields of Europe in search of the man who granted him immortality!

Both Simon and Damian are guaranteed to have a few specially chosen words for each of the entrants and their humans, at the Curious Dog Show!

bulldog in a hat

Curious classes at free dog show 

The Curious Dog Show is free to enter for both weekend and day visitors to the festival, and will comprise the following classes:

• Most like a literary character
• Most beautiful paw print
• Best recitation of a sonnet
• Best directed act
• Most rhythmic tail
• Winner of the musical sit

You'll have to come along to find out what some of these entail but the Curious Dog Show is guaranteed to be a thoroughly fun affair!

Organised and hosted by Clare Muir of Oscar Pet Foods

dog soap bubbles

The Curious Dog Show is organised and hosted by our very own Clare Muir, Sway-based qualified pet nutritionist who owns the franchise for the Oscar Pet Foods in the New Forest  and will also be on hand with advice and Oscar samples and treats. Oscar Pet Foods has been delivering superior pet products to homes throughout the UK since 1994 and is renowned for its excellent range of foods to suit all breeds and lifestyles, including gluten-free, weight-control and grain-free options.

Lots of great prizes!

Prize winning pooches will walk off with Oscars dog treats, Curious Rosettes, a bottle of Chapel Down English sparkling wine and Curious Brew beers.

dog and butterflyFree to enter, sign up on arrival

Four-legged entrants can attend Curious for free with a ticket-holding human and can signup for the Curious Dog Show on arrival.


A multitude of reasons to join in the 5th annual Curious Arts Festival

Curious which celebrates its 5th anniversary this year offers an increasingly packed programme of music, literature, comedy and children’s activities. You might find yourself learning how to write a Petrarchan sonnet, losing your life-savings at Black-Jack, creating a vintage doll's house from scratch or joining a LOVE
workshop. From life drawing to midnight bat walks, poetry workshops, pop-up fine dining and even a cricket match no other festival offers anything like this dreamy, fun, eccentric and ultimately inimitable weekend.

Nationally acclaimed family friendly literature and music festival at Pylewell Park Lymington, 20-22 July 2018

For more details see https://lymington.com/festivals-fetes/1905-curious-arts-festival-2018 and of course www.curiousartsfestival.com

adorable dog lying down


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