Washington County Fair goes to the (costumed) dogs

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Organizers of this year’s Washington County Fair are trying something new this year — a canine-costume contest, and winners stand to earn some serious dog food money.

There are two categories — costumed canines dressed like their handlers and talented costumed canines. Prize money for each category: $150 for first place, $100 for second place and $50 for third place.

The dogs and their handlers will walk a runway to music while being introduced by Washington County Sheriff Dan Starry, the event’s “master of canine ceremonies.”

“It’s going to be so much fun watching the dogs and their handlers walk the runway to music,” said Margot Rheinberger, one of the organizers of the contest. “As you know, anything can happen.”

This year’s fair is Aug. 3-7 at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Baytown Township; the canine-costume contest will be 4-6 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Park Pavilion.

Pre-registration has been extended and is required by July 27. The competition is open to anyone, regardless of whether they’re a Washington County resident. Information can be found at washingtoncountyfair.org/canine-competition/

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