HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE?
There are several ways you can participate in the DC State Fair Pet Parade! If contests don't interest you, your pet can come to march in the Parade and then stay and watch the judging and experience the rest of the Fair (leashed and/or caged animals are welcome at the Fair--see rules below). On the other hand, if you and your pet would like to test your mettle against other pets, we have several active contests, two different costume contests, a look-alike contest, and two contests for dogs of uncertain pedigree and/or unconventional charm! Just fill out the form below to let us know how you would like to participate. WALK-UPS ARE ALSO WELCOME!
Blue (first place), red (second place), and white (third place) ribbons will be awarded in the following categories; register for these contests below:
Active Contests-Longest sit-stay-50 yard dash-Best catcher (frisbee)-Best catcher (tennis ball)-Best "stupid pet trick"
-Best costume: pet only-Best costume: pet and owner-Owner/pet look alike-Most unidentifiable mutt-So ugly...you're cute!
In addition, judges will award special prizes the day of the Fair in the following categories--no need to register beforehand to qualify:
-Largest pet (non-dog)-Smallest pet (non-dog)-Lonesome George (most interesting or unique non-dog pet)
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE?
-The contest is open to all District of Columbia residents; if you are under 18, you must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the Pet Parade and judging.-All animals entered must be legal in the District of Columbia--see entry form below for more details.
Please fill out the information below to enter the DC State Fair Pet Parade. Entry forms must be received by midnight Wednesday, September 19th. Due to logistical constrictions, registration will close early if 100 entries are registered before the deadline. In the event there are 3 or fewer entries in any one category, we reserve the right to combine categories or cancel the contest.
Thank you for entering, have fun...and good luck! Questions? Contact us at: email@example.com.