Now in its seventh year, DogtoberFEST, is an outdoor festival featuring adoptable dogs in our region. Join us at The Waterfront (Waterfront Drive West; under the Homestead Grays Bridge) on Saturday, October 1 and bring your dogs! With 20 rescue and shelter groups plus nearly 30 vendors already signed up, this year’s event promises to be the best place to meet your new best friend! Kick off the festivities at 11:00 a.m. with our popular Pooch Pride Costume Parade. Cris Winter from 99.7FM, will be lead judge awarding $500 in prizes for Most Original, Dog-Owner Lookalike and Best Overall costume categories. Meet adoptable dogs (and some cats too!) available in our region and enjoy Live Music, Baked Goods Sale, Ask-A-Trainer & Ask-A-Vet Booths, Doggie Enrichment Trail and Demonstrations throughout the day. Canine Good Citizen (CGC) testing available throughout the day. Rain date: Sunday, Oct. 2: same time and location.