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’s theme is The Dogs Go Marching On!

We can’t wait to see your dogs in their best costumes! 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 fabulous costume contest sponsors!

Please thank the businesses who have donated WONDERFUL prizes for the costume contest!

Avid Bookshop
Big City Bread Cafe


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

The costume contest entry fee is an additional $5, Aug 1 through Oct 7. You must first pay the $10 parade registration fee. To register on the day, the costume contest entry fee is $10, and the parade registration fee $15.

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 Jittery Joe’s Roaster on Barber St. between 2:30-3:15. Judging begins at 3:30. Contestants will parade in front of local judges and will receive their awards before the parade starts.

Please click "Submit" to be redirected to payment.