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JHU Museums Festival of Dogs 2023
May 21 , 2:00 pm - 6:30 pm$10 – $50
ABOUT THE EVENT
Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon of canine competition to benefit Homewood Museum and Evergreen Museum & Library! Once home to two generations of Baltimore’s civic-minded and dog-loving Garrett family, Evergreen is delighted to host its 2nd Annual Festival of Dogs, featuring local dogs competing in 10 entertaining classes, ranging from Best Rescue and Best Treat Catcher to Best Paw Shake and Best in Show. To view images from last year’s Festival of Dogs, please CLICK HERE.
The fun continues after the Festival of Dogs with a separately ticketed Yappy Hour in Evergreen’s historic Carriage House from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Enjoy food and drink from local vendors including Peabody Heights Brewing and The Copper Kitchen, music, door prizes, and more!
Please note: Only dogs registered for the competition are permitted on the grounds during the Dog Show and Yappy Hour. All dogs must be leashed, vaccinated, and handled at all times by a person 18 years or older.
DOG SHOW CATEGORIES
- Best Rescue
- Best Treat Catcher
- Best Golden Oldie
- Best Costume
- Best Owner and Dog Look Alike
- Best Pooch Who Can Smooch
- Best Paw Shake
- Best Tail Wag
- Boston Baked Beans (Boston Terrier)
- Best in Show
JUDGES & EMCEE
Dana Petersen Moore, Chief Equity Officer and Director of Baltimore’s Office of Equity and Civil Rights
Kirby Fowler, President & Chief Executive Officer at The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
Tracy Hopkins, MSN, RN Lead Clinical Nurse, Medical Intensive Care Unit, Johns Hopkins Hospital
Chad Meyer, President & Managing Partner at Tufton Capital
Please note: These tickets are only for those not participating in the competition. Spectators may not bring their dog(s).
- $20/JHU Museums members
- $20/JHU Faculty, Staff, Alumni
- $10/JHU Student
- $10/child (under 18)
Please note: Tickets purchased as competitors are good for one human + one dog. All dogs need to be handled at all times by adults 18+. Once you have registered, you will be emailed to sign up for your categories, send vaccination proof, and sign waivers (which must be completed before taking part).
- $30/1 category
- $40/2 categories
- $50/3 categories
Please note: All humans are welcome but only competing dogs are allowed at the Yappy Hour.
Thank you to our generous sponsors. Your donation supports education, interpretation, and preservation efforts at the Johns Hopkins University Museums. If interested in sponsoring this year’s Festival of Dogs, please contact Dominique Zeltzman at dzeltzman(at)jhu.edu
Mary and Chuck Meyer
Beth and Mark Felder
Laura and Buzz Getschel
Sylvia Eggleston Wehr