Blocktoberfest

Saturday October 5th @ 10am - Noon

Date: Saturday, October 5th, 2019@10am – Noon
Place: Canal Street
Details: For Fun and to Raise Awareness of Pet Adoption and the Food Pantry of Sophie’s Circle
Admission: $10 per dog plus a bag of food
Assembly / Mandatory: Check-In 9am – 9:45am
Canal Street at US 1 for Check In!!
Parade begins at 10am | Prize Awards at 11:45am
What to know: Registrations will be accepted through the cutoff date of October 4th.
The Parade will begin on Canal Street at Orange Street, proceed East to just past Faulkner where it will disband. The parade route is a total of 3 1/2 blocks along.

  • Dogs only! No other types of animals will be allowed to enter.
  • Registration is limited to 20 entries in each category (25 lbs or less, 26-50 lbs, 51 lbs or more).
  • One prize will be awarded for each weight category for Costumed and Au Naturale.Prizes will be awarded AFTER the parade!
  • All dogs should be individually registered by October 4th. The organizer is not responsible for lost or late entries.
  • Dog handlers must be at least 15 years of age and ALL must check in on the day of the parade.
  • Anyone under the age of 15 must have a parent walk with them.
  • No more than 1 dog per handler.
  • Dogs must be vaccinated for rabies, leptospirosis & distemper and treated for fleas at least 3 weeks before the event.
  • No aggressive dogs or female dogs in season should be registered.
  • Dogs must be on leashes and under control at all times.
  • There are two main categories: Costumed and Au Naturale. Owners may dress in costumes, as well!
  • Dogs may not be left unattended at any time.
  • Dogs wearing shock collars are NOT permitted.
  • The dog’s behavior is the responsibility of the handler and owner. Participants’ dogs will be required to leave if the dog shows any signs of aggression or disruptive behavior toward people/ dogs.
  • Handlers are required to clean up after their dogs with pet waste bags and dispose of those bags properly in containers.
  • Owners are responsible for damage done by their dogs at the event.
  • If a dog is stressed or overwhelmed during the parade, handlers should move off to the side and take a break.
  • If a dog is nervous in large crowds or uncomfortable with loud noises, please consider leaving him/ her at home.
  • Use good judgment in all matters concerning the dogs!
  • Judging will be done before and during the parade. Judges decisions will be final.
  • Prizes will be awarded at the end of the parade on the stage of Christmas Park.
  • The event organizer shall not be liable for any loss or damage or for any injury suffered by an owner, handler, any other participant in the Pooch Parade, pet in the parade, any individual working at the event, or any visitor to the Canal Street event.

To Register for Blocktoberfest Pooch Parade please fill out the Online Application or Download, Print and Mail

This signed form must be either mailed with the application or presented on the event.
Submit registration form online or mail to lolacajun@cfl.rr.com or mail paper forms to Lola Duckworth, 199 Richport Lane, Edgewater, FL 32132

To register for Blocktoberfest please Download, Print and Mail

This signed form must be either mailed with the application or presented on the event.
Submit registration form online or mail to lolacajun@cfl.rr.com or mail paper forms to Lola Duckworth, 199 Richport Lane, Edgewater, FL 32132