It doesn't matter if your dog is a purebred or a mix from the shelter, your furry friend could be this year's winner of the Sioux Empire Kennel Club Canine Halloween Costume Contest on Saturday, October 29 at the W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds.

Start time for the contest will be just after the after the Best in show at approximately 3:30 PM at the Expo Building.  Contestants should arrive no later than 3:10 PM.

Maggie Pearson from the Sioux Falls Kennell club says there are a few guidlines:

All dogs must be current on vaccinations. You must register the day of the contest at the SEKC information booth.This event is free and open to the public to attend and/or participate. The winner will be awarded a prize. You won’t want to miss the dog show going on all weekend long!

The costume contest is a portion of a weekend long dog show October 28 to 30. The event is free and vendor booths will be on site from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM each day.

Jenna Warden