dorothy! An important reminder to get your dogs ready! Plus, I'll be a judge this year!

Voted “Best Halloween Dog Costume Contest” in 2005 by the Village Voice, Fort Greene PUPS will host the 9th Annual “Great PUPkin” Dog Costume Contest in Fort Greene Park on Saturday, October 27, 2007 (rain date Sunday, October 28). The contest will be held from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. at the top of the hill, near the monument in Fort Greene Park.

As in previous years, the 2007 contest will feature dogs competing for prizes in front of three judges. This year's judges are Robin Lester (founder, Clinton Hill Blog), Ellie Balk (fine artist and muralist), and Carl Grauer (co-owner, RePop). Contest sponsors, including ScooterFood, Thirst Wine Shop, Jill Seitz Custom Dog Portraits, and Who’s Your Doggy, will be donating prizes. Prize winners will also be awarded custom rosettes.

A suggested donation of $5.00 per entrant will help defray event costs. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m.; judging begins promptly at 12 noon.