After three days of celebration, Fremont Oktoberfest came to a close today, officially kicking off the fall season.
The annual Texas Chainsaw Pumpkin Carving competition continued a long-standing Oktoberfest tradition on both Saturday and Sunday. (Thanks to Jody for the picture!)
After starting the day with the Brew Ha-Ha 5K Run/Walk and Street Scramble, the event also turned into “dog-toberfest” with Dog Day Afternoon activities taking place throughout the rest of the day.
In honor of The Simpson’s 20th Anniversary, CityDogMagazine held a Santa’s Little Helper Dog look-a-like contest in conjunction with its Cover Dog Model Search. Proceeds from entry fees benefit Reading With Rover, a non-profit that helps children develop literacy skills.
One-year-old pug shih-tzu Toby got dressed to impress the judges.
His one-year-old sister, Bella, however, didn’t look quite as pleased to get dolled up.
Simba, a blind rescue dog from Turkey, had no problem striking a pooch pose.
This little doggie was the eventual winner in the look-a-like contest.
Five-year-old Shi-Shi won the Cover Dog competition, moving him onto a final round. Winners from select events will be chosen by CityDog Magazine readers to grace the cover of the magazine’s Winter 2009-2010 issue. The last qualifying event takes place at U Village’s FidoFEST on September 27.
Despite more than 80 brews on tap, by mid-afternoon many of them had already run out.
Until next year’s Fremont Oktoberfest, auf Wiedersehen!