With the spooky nor'easter scheduled to visit this weekend, this means that very important events are being rescheduled. Top of the list is the 20th Annual Great PUPkin Dog Costume Contest, which has been moved from Saturday to Sunday, October 28th, per organizers at Fort Greene PUPS (Park Users and Pets Society).
Dogs who are willing to wear costumes must be registered to participate, and while the advance pre-registration is sold out, there are still 40 on-site registration slots available on a first-come, first-serve basis ($5 suggested donation). You'll want to get there by 10:30 a.m. on Sunday for that.
Watching the procession of humans and their loyal, forgiving dogs is free for spectators—the contest and judging begins at 11:30 a.m. at the Fort Greene Park monument plaza. It truly is very cute and inspiring—you can see costumes from past years here (2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013) .
Unfortunately, the rescheduling means that dog lovers will have to choose between Fort Greene and the recently saved Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade, which has been moved to the East River Amphitheater this year (that starts at noon on Sunday).