Costume Contest

Think you have the cutest dog in the neighborhood, and the costuming skills to match? Do you already know your dog is a winner but are looking for a way to validate this? Join our costume contest!

This year we have a theme: Boo-le-Bark Rocks & Rolls!

We can’t wait to see your dogs in their best musically-inspired costumes! But it’s totally fine if your dog sports a costume that is not related to the theme. We just want to see what great ideas you come up with!

Enter your dog for a chance to win accolades, bragging rights and PRIZES from our wonderful costume contest sponsors:

Avid Books
The Globe
Halfmoon Outfitters
Last Resort
Marti’s at Midday
Normaltown Pottery/Juana Gnecco
UGA Theatre

The Best Overall winner will get to be the parade Grand Marshal!

The costume contest entry fee is an additional $10. You must first pay the $20 registration fee.

Costume Contest categories include:

  • Cutest Costume
  • Most Creative Costume
  • Best Theme Costume
  • Best Handler/Pet Combo
  • Best Overall- our Grand Marshal Winner!

To enter the contest, you need to register for the parade and the costume contest at the same time and check in at the parade starting point between 2:30-3:00. Judging begins at 3:15. Contestants will parade in a circle in front of local judges and will receive their awards before the parade starts.

The costume contest takes place in the large parking lot opposite the medical building on Chase Street. (Although the address is 948 Prince Avenue, you enter on Chase Street.) This is the same lot where check-in for both the costume contest and the parade will take place.