The Best Costumed Dog Contest is set for Sunday, Oct. 27, at Rehoboth's 24th Annual Sea Witch Halloween & Fiddlers' Festival. Dogs and owners will parade down the Boardwalk letting the crowds get an eyeful. Former bow-wow critters have included those outfitted as lifeguards, Egyptians, chickens, cowboys, chefs, police, etc.
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Lineup begins at 2 p.m. Dogs and their owners will register on Lakeview Avenue, next to the Henlopen Hotel, where they will receive their entry number and parade ribbon. The registration fee is $5 per dog. All registered participants will line up at the north end of the Boardwalk parallel to the beach. Judging begins at 2:30 p.m.
The monsters wag their way down the Boardwalk beginning at 3 p.m. The parade will proceed south on the Boardwalk from the Henlopen Hotel to Funland at Delaware Avenue, where it will disperse.
Winners will return to the Rehoboth Bandstand at 4 p.m., where they will be showcased on stage. Floats, wagons, etc. must remain on the Boardwalk, and only leashed or carried pets will be received on the stage. No livestock, wild animals or reptiles are permitted in the contest.
Go to www.beach-fun.com for complete program information. For more festival or area information, contact the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce at 800-441-1329, Ext. 0, 302-227-2233, Ext. 0, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.