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. Register your dog when you arrive at the festival.

Curious Dog Show is free to enter for both weekend and day visitors to the festival. Enter your dog for 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

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!

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

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.