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RETURN OF THE DOG HOUSE AUCTION!!!
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Strut Your Mutt Bethesda 2015 will take place on May 16 between 10AM and 3PM in the Bethesda Row area on Woodmont Ave. The day will be packed with fun activities for kids, adults, and their best friend! 

Parking is available at 4841 Bethesda Ave or the new Capital Crescent Parking Garage.

2015 FESTIVAL TIMELINE:

10:00am - 3:00pm Registration, Dog Vendors, Music
10:00am - 3:00pm Kids Play Area - Moonbounces and Games
10:00am - 2:00pm Raffle - win 50% of the pot - you need not be present to win!
10:30am Parade Line-up - at Main Stage
10:45am Dog Parade
11:30am Dog Contests - Main Stage
Noon - 3pm Every half hour: Training shows  and Adoption Shows by rescue groups.
2:15pm Raffle Winners Announced and DOG HOUSE AUCTION 
3:00pm Strut Your Mutt Concludes

Parade Awards - one winner in each category

  • Best Strut - large dog
  • Best Strut - small dog
  • Biggest dog
  • Smallest dog
  • Best tail wag
  • Best Parade Outfits
  • Best Mutt

Contests - 1st, 2nd and 3rd places:

  • Owner/Dog look-alike
  • Best Kisser
  • Best Costume
  • Best Trick
  • Best Singer

Strut Your Mutt is a rain or shine event.

CAVALCADE OF EXHIBITORS 
You’ll find everything from dog accessory retailers, to vets, to dog photographers, to dog walkers, to dog trainers, to doggy daycare providers.
DOG PARADE
Hundreds of dog owners will Strut with their Mutts in our parade through downtown Bethesda. Judges along the parade route will judge the dogs on “Best Mutt Strut,” “Best Parade Outfit,” and other categories.
DOG AND OWNER CONTESTS
Do you look like your dog? Is your dog the best dressed in Bethesda? How about the best kisser? Does your dog know an amazing trick?
DOG ADOPTION SHOW
See dogs available for adoption from local rescue organizations strut their stuff across the main stage. Maybe you'll meet your new best friend!
DOG HOUSE AUCTIONS
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!! This year we are enlisting the help of Bethesda’s building community to bring the exciting DOG HOUSE AUCTION back to Strut Your Mutt 2015 and provide great new homes for some of “Bethesda’s Best Friends”. Some of Bethesda's Best Builders will be constructing unique dog houses that will be judged and auctioned off.
CENTRAL BARK - KIDS PLAY AREA
Fun for kids of all ages including a moonbounce, games, and facepainting.

Plus, food (for people and dogs) and music. A great day of fun for you, your family and your dog.