Barnham Barkfest 2024
Sunday 19th May 10:30-4pm

Welcome back for our 2nd Barnham Barkfest. Last year we were blessed with sunshine and so many visitors, this year we have another fabulous day out planned.

From a fun dog show to the indoor arts & crafts market, 20+ outdoor shopping stalls, have a go with your dog at Hoopers, community hall art gallery and a wide variety of tasty hot and cold refreshments and freshly cooked food options there is something for everyone.

Best of all, there is no charge to attend. 

We're pleased to welcome back many faces from last year and introduce you to lots of other local talent including Pitch & Strut DJ who will be comparing the show and playing a range of vibes to entertain you throughout the day.

Dog Show

Kids activities


Food & drink

Fundraising & charities

Our chosen charity this year is West Sussex Mind. Their important work includes outreach to ensure those who most need us know about us and feel able to ask for help.

In addition we have several animal charities joining us this year including Clymping Dog Sanctuary, and The Cat & Rabbit Rescue.

WADARS will be giving pet and wildlife advice for attendees.
Donations welcome: we are asking the local community to donate any new quality gifts or bottles (alcoholic or non-alcoholic for the gift and bottle tombolas. Please drop off to Paws Pantry Rustington or we can collect between Worthing - Bognor. If you're a local business who'd like to help please send us a message

Schedule of the day

8:00 AM

Sellers can check-in and set up 

10:30 AM

Event opens to public
Pitch & Strut DJ kick off the event
Dog show registration opens

11:00 AM

Dog show starts

4:00 PM

Event finishes

Food & Drink

Oggie's Woodfired Pizza
Ditch Brisket Burgers & Fries
Howie's Coffee & Co
Cat Burgler Donuts
De Luca Ice Cream
Souper Toasties
The Country Carvery
Fresh Churros & Fresh Crepes
Community Hall Tea Room
South Saxon Spirits
Prosecco & Pimms Bar
Lauren's Cakes
Sugar Blossom Cupcakes
Candyfloss, popcorn & slush

What's on

Ace of Paints Face Painting
Miniature Steam Train
Nic & Ben's Entertainment
Inflatables & Hook A Duck
Bottle Tombola
Have a go Hoopers
DJ Pitch & Strut
Art Gallery
Nuts About Magic Balloon Cart
Various raffles & lucky dip

Inside the hall

Community Hall Tea Room
Mrs Dimbers Designs
John Dominic Art Prints / Cards
Kaz's Kitchen Mixers
PJA Woodcraft
Knits for Newbies
Karen Marie Jewellery
Book stall
Womens Institute raffle & tombola
Tylers Trust

Shopping Outdoors

Paws Pantry
Big Furry Cat Portraits
Frankie Doodle Grooming
Tidal Tales Dog Accessories
Mavis & Dolly Create
Tropics with Liz
K9 Love by Helen
MJ Sublimation
Mee & My Crafts
Doris & Gertie Creations
Paws Bakery Sussex
Paws Picks
Dash & Splash
Emmi Pet Teeth Cleaning
Clymping Dog Sanctuary
Cat & Rabbit Rescue
Cherry Blossom Cottage Crafts
Love & Luna Designs
Crafty Amelia /Rodney's Bowtique
A1 Creative Pawtraits
Pawgeous Charms
Socker Apparel
Buzby Bluebeard Schnauzer Shop
Handmade By Hayley
Phat Crafts by David
Little Things
Adored Dog
Alfie's Board Games

Dog Show Categories


Enter as many as you wish £2.50 per entry to include goodie bag

11:00 Puppy girl
11:20 Puppy boy
11:40 Child handler
12:00 Rescue
12:20 Best Trick
13:00 Temptation recall game
13:30 Golden Oldie (7 plus)
13:50 Dog Most like owner
14:10 Pretty female
14:30 Handsome boy
14:50 Best in show


1st-3rd place & Best in Show rosettes
Details of prizes will be available soon.

Hoopers - Have a go!

A fun, low impact sport to enjoy with your dog no matter what breed or size. Suitable dogs which require a little extra space, patience or understanding and also to handlers with limited mobility. Paula & Carole are qualified Hoopers Instructors on hand to show you how. 

Safety info

Please ensure your dog is kept on lead at all times in the field and around community hall. For reactive & nervous dogs please consider if it may be wiser not to bring along or keep at a safe distance from other dogs / visitors as its likely to be busy and crowded in places.

First Aid St Johns paramedics are located inside community hall. Vets Care Pets mobile clinic near Hoopers.


Paws Pantry

Stockists of raw dog & cat food, natural treats, accessories and supplements

Happy Hounds

1-1 Training
Behaviour comsultations
Canine Nutritionist

Community Hall

Situated within 8 acres of beautiful green space with access to a children's playground and multi-use game area.

Pitch & Strut

Live DJ performance as a father & daughter duo

covering events in West Sussex

Visitor Guide

Barnham Community Hall

Easily accessible by road, rail, and foot. There is ample free parking on site and full disabled facilities.
Additional off road parking will be signposted from the main road to the rear of the venue via Church Lane, follow the parking signs and car park attendants.


After all traders bookings are confirmed we will email your pitch number and arrival details. Please ensure you have sent us your completed booking form, payment and public liability insurance details by 1st April. We are fully booked for outdoor pitches.

Indoor traders pitches are available £25 in Murrells Hall.
Doors lead out onto a south facing patio which looks over 8 acres of field where the outdoor acitivities will be locates.

We have a choice of tables &
chairs available for you to
use if you book inside space.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I purchase tickets for the event?

This is a free to attend event. There will be donation buckets for car parking for our chosen charities. The dog show is payable in cash or card on the day at £2.50 per entry for each class you'd like to enter.

Are there any age restrictions for attending the event?

The event is open to all ages. Certain areas or activities within the event may have age restrictions, which will be clearly communicated.

Is parking available at the event venue?

Yes, there is ample parking available at the event venue. Please follow the designated parking areas and any instructions from traffic personnel. Additional off road parking accessible via Church Lane into rear of Murrell's field.

Can I bring my own food and drinks to the event?

Bring a picnic if you prefer but we have a fabulous line up of fresh hot and cold food options available.  These include pizza, savoury, pastries, burgers, fries, soup, toasties, carvery, churros, crepes, cakes, fresh coffee, donuts, ice cream, popcorn and candyfloss and a tea room inside the hall.


If you're interested in trading at this event please send us a message with details of your business before 1st April 2024. There are limited spaces available with a limit of 2-3 of each business type / service. Prices are either £25 indoor or £30 outdoor for 3m x 3m size pitch. We are fully booked for hot / cold food bookings.