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Oktoberfest ends with the dogs

By master · September 20th, 2009 · 3 Comments

After three days of celebration, Fremont Oktoberfest came to a close today, officially kicking off the fall season. 

Pumpkin Carving

The annual Texas Chainsaw Pumpkin Carving competition continued a long-standing Oktoberfest tradition on both Saturday and Sunday. (Thanks to Jody for the picture!)

Dog-toberfest pit stop

After starting the day with the Brew Ha-Ha 5K Run/Walk and Street Scramble, the event also turned into “dog-toberfest” with Dog Day Afternoon activities taking place throughout the rest of the day.

Simpsons dog look-a-like contest

In honor of The Simpson’s 20th Anniversary, CityDogMagazine held a Santa’s Little Helper Dog look-a-like contest in conjunction with its Cover Dog Model Search.  Proceeds from entry fees benefit Reading With Rover, a non-profit that helps children develop literacy skills.


One-year-old pug shih-tzu Toby got dressed to impress the judges.

Toby & Bella

His one-year-old sister, Bella, however, didn’t look quite as pleased to get dolled up.

Little Miss Perfect

Simba, a blind rescue dog from Turkey, had no problem striking a pooch pose.

Simpsons Santa's Little Helper

This little doggie was the eventual winner in the look-a-like contest.

Shi-Shi treat

Five-year-old Shi-Shi won the Cover Dog competition, moving him onto a final round.  Winners from select events will be chosen by CityDog Magazine readers to grace the cover of the magazine’s Winter 2009-2010 issue.  The last qualifying event takes place at U Village’s FidoFEST on September 27.

Sold Out signs

Despite more than 80 brews on tap, by mid-afternoon many of them had already run out.

Until next year’s Fremont Oktoberfest, auf Wiedersehen!

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Dogs // Nov 4, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    i`m voting for Five-year-old Shi-Shi

  • 2 wireless pet containment // Nov 8, 2009 at 8:51 am

    That is too cool, dogs all around!

  • 3 Dog Joint Pain Relief // Nov 10, 2009 at 12:51 am

    That was an awesome event that was a good price for our dogs for making us happy with our days. Dog-toberfest that best!

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