This dog, dressed as Oscar the Grouch, won the 2018 Great PUPkin Dog Costume Competition at Fort Greene Park. Eagle archive photo by Liliana Bernal
The 23rd Annual Great PUPkin Dog Costume Competition, sponsored by the Fort Greene Park Users and Pets Society (PUPS), will go live in Fort Greene Park on Saturday, October 30, after being held virtually last year.
Over 100 dogs adorned with Halloween adornments are expected to compete in front of judges and a live audience for a chance to win coveted Great PUPkin rosettes.
“Following last year’s Virtual PUPkin, I am delighted to host the event as an in-person show again this year,” said Emily Lawson, Director of Great PUPkin 2021. “Each year the PUPkin highlights value the creativity of dog lovers from the five boroughs and beyond, and thousands of spectators marvel at the increasingly elaborate dog costumes.
“Now that we’re hosting it again as a live event in Fort Greene Park, I can’t wait to see what outrageous and adorable outfits we’ll see for 2021! ” she said.
In its 23rd year, the Great PUPkin Dog Costume Competition is Brooklyn’s largest and longest-running dog competition, and takes place alongside the Fort Greene Park Conservancy’s Halloween Festival.
Dogs and their humans who wish to participate in the Grand PUPkin Dog Costume Competition must register in advance to participate. Pre-registration will be available from October 1, 2021 on the Fort Greene PUPS Eventbrite page. The registration fee for each participant is $ 12.
As always, the show, which starts at noon, is free to watch. The rainy date is Sunday, October 31, same time and place. The event will also be broadcast live on the Fort Greene PUPS Facebook page.
Fort Greene Park is located in Brooklyn between Myrtle and DeKalb avenues.