Coronavirus: May’s DogFest cancelled at Knebworth House
PUBLISHED: 16:06 26 March 2020 | UPDATED: 16:07 26 March 2020
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This year’s DogFest South at Knebworth House has been cancelled as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
The ultimate festival for canines and their owners was due to return to Knebworth on Saturday, May 2 and Sunday, May 3.
But with Knebworth House, Park & Gardens now closed in compliance with Government advice, DogFest organisers have also called off this year’s event in Hertfordshire.
However, they have announced DogFest South dates for next year.
DogFest South 2021 is due to take place at Knebworth House on Saturday, May 8 and Sunday, May 9.
A message from the DogFest team said: “We are sorry to announce that DogFest South, Knebworth House, on the 2nd and 3rd May 2020 has been cancelled due to the global spread of Coronavirus, COVID-19.
“This decision is following advice from the Government, Public Health England on mass gatherings and social distancing in the upcoming eight weeks.
“Our team will be contacting all DogFest South ticket holders via email with information on refunding your tickets.”
The statement added: “We are really disappointed we cannot go ahead this year but safety of our visitors, canine friends, sponsors, exhibitors is our utmost priority.
“Please keep an eye on our social channels as we will be launching workshops, classes and some positive distraction for you and your pups over the coming weeks.
“We are sending all our love and support to you at this time, please take care of yourself and let’s look after our pets together.”
Visit www.dog-fest.co.uk/coronavirus-covid-19-update for more information.