Highgate Fair has dog tricks up its sleeve

THE hugely popular dog show is set to return again to Highgate’s Fair In The Square’ summer festivities.

The contest is likely to bring a smile to spectators’ faces with categories such as dog with the waggiest tail, performer of the best trick and best junior handler in fancy dress.

Russell Hatton, of PetVet in Highgate, one of the main sponsors, said: “Highgate is a very doggie place and this year we have moved the show to St Michael’s Church forecourt to enable more dogs to enter and extend the judging time.

‘‘The show is always great fun for the dogs, owners and spectators.”

This year’s fair will be held on June 18 in Pond Square and the surrounding streets.

Entertainment will include a performance from Hornsey School for Girls’ steel band.

There will also be roundabout rides, face painting, storytellers and Punch and Judy shows for the hundreds of children expected to attend.

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More than 130 stalls will line the square, selling arts and crafts, clothes, plants and a wide variety of tasty food.

Afternoon tea will also be available at Highgate United Reformed Church and St Michael’s Church.

The fair is organised with the support of the Highgate Literary and Scientific Institution, The Highgate Society, Highgate United Reformed Church, St Michael’s Church and countless volunteers.

Its principal sponsors include the Ham&High, Benham & Reeves estate agents, Casablanca Marquees, Cass Kids, Goldschmidt & Howland estate agents, Cafe Rouge, PetVet and The Red Lion and Sun pub along with a number of other local businesses and individuals.

For information or to make a donation to the event, go to www. fairinthesquare.co.uk.