2017 Tails and Ales Cutest Furbaby Costume Contest

Join in the fun by entering your cat or dog in the Tails and Ales Cutest Furbaby Costume Contest on October 22nd at Black Walnut Brewery!  The final judging is at 2:15 PM for Dogs and 2:45 PM for Cats. Creative costumes are encouraged.  There will be FOUR (4) Categories for the Costume Contest: Puppy (12 months or younger), Dog (13 month or older), Kitten (12 months or younger) and Cat (13 months or older).

Registration:  Sign up at the Cutest Furbaby Registration Table the day of the Tails and Ales Event.  Donation entry to the event is requested.

Puppy and Dog Contest Details

  • Entrants must be leashed and licensed and present at Tails and Ales Event.
  • Entries must be submitted no later than 2:00pm.  The contest begins promptly at 2:15pm.
  • Participant’s number must be pinned to the owner and visible to the judges.
  • Winners will be announced as soon as the contest is complete.  The winning dog(s) will pose for a photo. Winners’ name and photo will be included in our post-event press releases and on our website.
  • Judging Criteria: Entrants will be judged on costume and behavior for creativity, humor, character, charisma & uniqueness.  The judges’ decisions will be final.
  • All entries are encouraged to walk in the Leesburg Halloween Parade on Tuesday, October 31st with the HSLC car. More information will be handed out after the contest.

Puppy and Dog Contest Rules

  • All dogs must remain leashed and be with an adult at all times.
  • Puppies must be have their vaccinations.
  • Rabies and vaccinations must be current.
  • Dogs must wear I.D. tags at all times.
  • No dogs in heat.
  • No aggressive dogs.
  • Please pick up after your dog – bags will be provided.
  • Costumes must be safe and comfortable for dogs.

Kitten and Cat Contest Details

  • Photo entries must be submitted no later than 2:30 pm.  The judging begins promptly at 2:45 pm.
  • Winners will be announced as soon as the contest is complete.  The winning Kitten and Cat owner will pose for a photo with their photo of their winner. Winners’ name and photo will be included in our post-event press releases and on our website.
  • Judging Criteria: Entrants will be judged on costume creativity, humor, & uniqueness of the submitted photo(s).  The judges’ decisions will be final.
  • All entries are encouraged to walk in the Leesburg Halloween Parade on Tuesday, October 31st with the HSLC car with the photo(s). More information will be handed out after the contest.

Kitten and Cat Contest Rules

  • Up to 3 printed pictures maybe submitted for judging.
  • Costumes must be safe and comfortable for kitten and cats.

  • All entries are encouraged to walk in the Leesburg Halloween Parade on Tuesday, October 31st with the HSLC car. More information will be handed out after the contest.