The 17th Annual Great PUPkin was AMAZING!
The 17th Annual Great PUPkin Dog Costume Contest took place on Saturday, October 31, 2015. The largest dog costume event in Brooklyn was once again held in conjunction with Fort Greene Park Conservancy's Halloween Fest for kids. We saw a record 162 costumed canines in this year’s contest. The judges were exhausted! Read all about the 2015 Grand Prize winner in Fort Greene Focus, our official media sponsor.
Gothamist has a great gallery of photos from the 2015 contest. And you can explore photos from past contests on the official PUPS Flickr galleries, Instagram, or photos from our Facebook page. Lots of photos also available on Gothamist, Fort Greene Focus, Brooklyn for Pets, and these beautiful illustrations from artist Carly Larsson. There really are just scads of excellent photos from years past on Gothamist. And for a real stroll down memory lane, check out bunches of photos at Kate on Clinton blog, Kizzbeth's Flickr, and The New York Times Local Blog. The official archive of all 16 past PUPkins is here.
Fantastic prizes for the 2015 contest were generously donated from:
ABC Pet Supply
Brooklyn Bark Dog Walking
Brooklyn Pup Dog Training
Clinton Hill Animal Clinic
Die Stammkneipe/Der Schwarze Kölner
Doggie Day Trips
Green in BKLYN
The Greene Grape Provisions
Heart of Brooklyn Veterinary Hospital
Luz TLC Pet Service
Rikke Brogaard’s Positive Dog Training
Spoonable The Saucy Caramel
Thirst Wine Merchants
Who’s Your Doggy
Thanks to all who participated and attended! If you want to meet sexy, crazy dog lovers, please VOLUNTEER for the 2016 event! Drop a line to PUPS Prez Kath Hansen if you want to join the PUPkin crew.