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‘Great PUPkin’ dog costume contest to go live in Fort Greene Park after virtual 2020

September 25, 2021 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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The 23rd annual Great PUPkin Dog Costume Contest, sponsored by the Fort Greene Park Users and Pets Society (PUPS), will “go live” in Fort Greene Park on Saturday, Oct. 30, after being held virtually last year.

More than 100 canines festooned in Halloween finery are expected to compete in front of judges and a live audience for the chance to win coveted Great PUPkin rosettes.
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“Following last year’s virtual PUPkin, I’m thrilled to be organizing the event as an in-person live show again this year,” said Emily Lawson, director of the 2021 Great PUPkin. “Each year, the PUPkin showcases the creativity of dog lovers from across the five boroughs and beyond, and thousands of spectators marvel at the increasingly elaborate canine costumes.

“Now that we’re once again hosting it as a live event in Fort Greene Park, I can’t wait to see what outrageous and adorable getups we’ll see for 2021!” she said.

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The red, blue and yellow costume looks good on this pooch. Eagle file photo by Liliana Bernal

In its 23rd year, the Great PUPkin Dog Costume Contest is Brooklyn’s largest and longest-running dog competition, and takes place alongside the Fort Greene Park Conservancy’s Halloween Fest

Dogs and their humans who wish to enter the Great PUPkin Dog Costume Contest must preregister to participate. Preregistration will be available beginning Oct. 1, 2021 on the Fort Greene PUPS Eventbrite page. The entry fee for each participant is $12.

This canine looks fashionably dressed in its green hat and purple oversize necklace. Eagle file photo by Liliana Bernal

As always, the show, which begins at noon, is free to watch. The rain date is Sunday, Oct. 31, same time and location. The event will also be streamed live on the Fort Greene PUPS Facebook page.

Fort Greene Park is located in Brooklyn between Myrtle and DeKalb avenues.


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