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JHU Museums Festival of Dogs 2023

May 21, 2023 , 2:00 pm - 6:30 pm

$10 – $50
A woman in jeans and a sweatshirt walks a white dog wearing a bandana down a aisle in Evergreen's Upper Garden. People sitting in rows of folding chairs look on and applaud.

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

  1. Best Rescue
  2. Best Treat Catcher
  3. Best Golden Oldie
  4. Best Costume
  5. Best Owner and Dog Look Alike
  6. Best Pooch Who Can Smooch
  7. Best Paw Shake
  8. Best Tail Wag
  9. Boston Baked Beans (Boston Terrier)
  10. 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

TICKET INFORMATION

SPECTATORS 

Please note: These tickets are only for those not participating in the competition. Spectators may not bring their dog(s).

  • $25/adult
  • $20/JHU Museums members
  • $20/JHU Faculty, Staff, Alumni
  • $10/JHU Student
  • $10/child (under 18)

COMPETITORS

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

YAPPY HOUR 

Please note: All humans are welcome but only competing dogs are allowed at the Yappy Hour.

  • $50/person

SPONSORSHIP

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

PREMIER SPONSORS

B. Creative Group

Copper Kitchen

Mary and Chuck Meyer

Rouge Fine Catering

Zeffert and Gold Catering

BENEFACTOR SPONSOR

Susan Adams

Beth and Mark Felder

AWARD SPONSOR

Anonymous

Bark Social

Best Friends Fur Ever

Blue Pit BBQ

HomeVets

Howl in Hampden

BUSINESS/INDIVIDUAL SPONSOR

Ann Clapp

Banjo’s Bows

Checkerspot Brewing Company

The Droolin’ Dog

Laura and Buzz Getschel

Caroline Jelavich

Leia’s Treats

Peabody Heights Brewery

Pet + ER

Smyth Jewelers

Sylvia Eggleston Wehr

Venue

Evergreen Museum & Library
4545 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21210 United States
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Phone
410-516-0341
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