Bradford on Avon
Food & Drink Festival


Our Family Fun Dog Show With Hearing Dogs For Deaf People

Dogs are very much welcome at Bradford on Avon Food and Drink Festival and we have joined up with the amazing Hearing Dogs for Deaf People to bring you this brilliant, fun and entertaining feature.

Bring your adorable pooch along and enter them into the fun categories.

Only £1 per dog per category.

Categories could include:

Golden Oldie, Waggiest Tail, Best Young Handler (u/10 years), Sweetest Puppy (under 18 months) and Best Catch!

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People is a national charity which trains hearing dogs to alert deaf people to important sounds and danger signals in the home, work place and in public buildings that they would otherwise miss.

They train hearing dogs to alert deaf children and adults to important sounds and danger signals such as the alarm clock, door bell, telephone, a baby’s cry and the smoke alarm.

Hearing dogs are easily recognisable by their distinctive burgundy jacket and lead slips, which help to signal the recipients otherwise invisible disability, bringing increased peace of mind for the deaf person.

Deafness can be an incredibly isolating and lonely disability, and a hearing dog provides life-changing independence, increased confidence, companionship and a feeling of security.

There will also be Hearing Dog demonstrations during the day in the Family Fun Dog Show Arena so you see just how clever they are.

All proceeds from this area go directly to Hearing Dogs for Deaf People.

BoA FF does not charge or take money from Hearing Dogs for Deaf People for the Dog Show.

We ask that all dogs are kept on the leash within the festival site. Please pick up their mess and place it in the Dog Bins that are provided.

Timings and categories

  • 11.30 - 15 minute Hearing Dog Demonstration
  • 12.30 - 15 minute Hearing Dog Demonstration
  • 14.00 - Dog with waggiest tail
  • 14.30 - Golden Oldie
  • 15.00 - Best Trick
  • 15.30 - Best Young Handler
  • 16.00 - Best pup (under 12 months)
  • 16.30 - Dog most like it’s handler

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FestivAles is super excited to be hosting the Pop up Pub at Bradford Upon Avon Food & Drink Festival. We will be serving the very best in local, independent and award- winning brews, craft lagers, ciders, premium artisan spirits, delicious wines along with some rather tasty non-alcoholic treats. We will be releasing details of our jammed packed drinks line-up in the new year along with details of best food pairings so be sure to check back. We will also have live music and plenty of seating so you can kick back enjoy your tipple and soak up the atmosphere. We look forward to seeing you there! Cheers!