Pooches and their people, take note: DogFest 2016, the ninth installment of the popular Duboce Park canine carnival, takes place this Saturday, April 16th, from 11am-4pm.
DogFest is a community fundraiser that supports academic and enrichment programs at nearby McKinley Elementary School. As always, the family-friendly festival will feature kids' activities, local vendors, and the ever-popular centerpiece dog show.
Daniel Handler, journalist and author of the Lemony Snicket children’s book series, returns once again as Dogfest's Master of Ceremonies, and will be joined by a team of celebrity judges, include representatives from the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, KOIT DJ Charly Kayle, Chronicle columnist Leah Garchik; KFOG DJ “Irish Craig” McQuaid; supervisors Scott Wiener and London Breed, and McKinley School Principal Edith Jordan-McCormick.
Whether your dog is a seasoned competitor or just getting started, categories to compete in include Best Costume, Best Tail, Best Trick, Best Coat and Best Ears. You can register your pooch for the dog show on the McKinley School DogFest site, or register once you’re at the event.
Expect games, face-painting and bouncy house fun for youngsters, food and (non-alcoholic) beverages for sale, and a silent auction with prizes from local businesses. And, if you're looking for a new pet to join the family, keep an eye out for the adoptable canines looking for their forever home in the Rescue Zone.
For more event information check out the DogFest website. And, for a better idea of what to expect, see our photo recap from last year's event here.