Aug 28 9:00 am - Aug 28 12:00 pm (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Woodruff Park, 91 Peachtree St, Atlanta, Georgia 30303, United States
Join us in paying homage to one of the world’s largest pop culture conventions while competing for drool-worthy prizes—and raising funds to build a WoodRUFF Dog Park! Doggy Con features a pet costume pageant, a vendor village of dog-centric goods and activities, face painting, a green screen photo booth, and plenty of pup culture.
Food vendors include Refuge Coffee, The Cereal Lab, and Mocha Pops.
A registration fee is required for each competing pet, and all proceeds will directly support the construction of a future dog park. Register online for $20 or at the event for $25 (if you simply want to attend as a spectator, registration is free).
This year's pageant will be emceed by local media maven Mara Davis and judged by Atlanta City Councilmember Amir Farokhi, local artist Catlanta aka Rory Hawkins, costume designer and cosplayer Yaya Han, and dog influencer Super Murph the French Bulldog.
Prizes will be awarded in six categories: Best in Show; Best Doggy/Human Dynamic Duo; Best Character Cosplay; Biggest “Aww” Factor; Best Small But Mighty Pup; and Best Big Buddy.
We have amazing prizes from our vendors and partners valued at over $1,000, including a 5-day membership to Dragon Con and gift baskets from The Whole Dog Market.
Dog influencer and multi-year Doggy Con costume contest winner
Costume Pageant Juror: Catlanta
Local artist Rory Hawkins
Costume Pageant Juror: Amir Farokhi
Atlanta City Council Member, District 2
Pageant Emcee: Mara Davis
Local radio personality and media maven
Spectator General Admission
Doggy Con is free for spectators but please consider donating to the cause (see the Donate tab). No ticket is needed but your RSVP here is appreciated.
Costume Pageant Paw-ticipant
$20.00 / each
On-site registration will be available for $25. Sign up here to have your dog compete in the costume pageant. The first 50 registrants will also receive a 2021 Doggy Con tote bag with goodies from... + More
Help us make the WoodRUFF Dog Park a reality! Our Doggy Con fundraising goal is $15,000; your contribution is essential to bring this new amenity to the Downtown Atlanta neighborhood. With your support, we hope to break ground in 2022.
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