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The 20th Annual Great PUPkin Dog Costume Contest is This Saturday!

This Saturday, October 27th is the 20th Annual Great PUPkin Dog Costume Contest in Fort Greene Park! You won’t want to miss out on all the fun at our big 20th anniversary!


The 80 priority preregistration slots for entrants have sold out, but don’t panic! If you want to enter your dog in the contest, just come to the monument plaza in Fort Greene Park on Saturday, October 27. We will open the registration table at 10:30 am–we ask for a $5.00 per dog donation to enter. Please note we will only register an additional 40 walk-up contest entrants, first-come, first-served. Judging starts at 11:30 am sharp at the bottom of the monument stairs.


If you’re not planning to enter your dog in the contest, it’s free to come and watch! But please feel free to donate a buck or two if you’d like to help us cover expenses; we’ll be passing the hat for donations.


Rain date will be Sunday, October 28th, same time. If you’re subscribed to this list, you’ll be notified if the date has to be changed due to weather. See you there!

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Prizes Donated for Top Ten Winners!

A huge thank you to all the local businesses who have donated amazing prizes this year for the top ten contestants in the Great PUPkin contest:



Gnarly Vines

DSK Biergarten


The Greene Grape

Bittersweet Coffee


Jill Lindsey

Petland Discounts

Brooklyn Public House

Hudson Jane

Brooklyn Pup Dog Training

Doggie Day Trips

Heart of Brooklyn Veterinary Hospital


Tradesman Bar

Brooklyn Bark

Urban K-9


Mullane’s Bar & Grill


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Meet Meredith O’Connor and Other PUPkin Judges!

We’re thrilled to welcome pop star and anti-bullying advocate Meredith O’Connorto the 20th Great PUPkin judging panel. She will join Matt Duncan, Emmy Award-Winning Art Director of Sesame Street; Jen & Megan LaPorta, owners of Hudson Jane; and Dr. Bill Farmer, owner of Heart of Brooklyn Veterinary Hospital. These judges will pick the top ten winners. Bribes for the judges? Hmmmm…


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PUPkin Hashtag

The official hashtag for your photos is #greatpupkin. And keep a lookout on our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter for additional information about prizes, the judging panel, and inspirational photos!


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Volunteer for PUPS!

PUPS really needs more active volunteers to help with event planning, media outreach, social media, and all things PUPkin. We promise, it’s fun!

YES! I’ll volunteer! >>


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