The 18th Annual Great PUPkin Dog Costume Contest will take place in Fort Greene Park starting at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 29, 2016. Registration will open at 10:30 a.m. on the monument plaza. There’s a suggested donation of $5.00 per dog if you preregister through Eventbrite (available to the first 60 entrants only; registration opens in mid-September). Registration on the day-of-event will be $10, and will be limited to the 60 additional entrants. That’s right people, we are limiting the total number of entrants to 120 this year, so get your game on!
The largest dog costume event in Brooklyn will once again be held in conjunction with Fort Greene Park Conservancy's Halloween Fest for kids. We saw a record 162 costumed canines in last year’s contest. The judges were exhausted! Read all about the 2015 Grand Prize winner in Fort Greene Focus, our official media sponsor.
Gothamist has a great gallery of photos from the 2015 contest. And you can explore photos from past contests on the official PUPS Flickr galleries, Instagram, or photos from our Facebook page. Beaucoups photos also available on Gothamist, Fort Greene Focus, Brooklyn for Pets, and these beautiful illustrations from artist Carly Larsson. There really are just scads of crazy excellent photos from years past on Gothamist. And for a real stroll down memory lane, check out bunches of photos at Kate on Clinton blog, Kizzbeth's Flickr, and The New York Times Local Blog. The official archive of all 17 past PUPkins is here.
We will have some fantastic prizes once again for the 2016 contest, not to mention the coveted PUPkin rosettes!
If you want to meet sexy, crazy dog lovers, please VOLUNTEER for the 2016 event! Drop a line to PUPS Prez Kath Hansen if you want to join the PUPkin crew.