Contests at Bark in the Park San Jose
Bark in the Park San Jose, Sept.18, 2021,  10-5, William Street Park in downtown San Jose

Bark in the Park Contests—
On the Sage Veterinary Centers Main Stage

The Pet Contests at Bark in the Park™ are our most popular events year after year! Great prizes for First, Second, and Third place in each contest are donated by our generous contest sponsors. 

Be sure to check the Full Events Schedule for all 2022 entertainment and locations.


Michael Moore

Returning to Bark in the Park 2022—
Master of Ceremonies: Michael Moore

A giant WOOF of THANKS to Michael Moore from KRTY who will be returning as our Volunteer Master of Ceremonies on the Main Stage and conducting our contests throughout the day.

Michael is an On-Air Radio Personality for HOT Country 95.3 KRTY, one of the few local stations still operating in San Jose. He enjoys doing volunteer work with the Second Harvest Food Bank as well as other organizations and we are excited for his return to Bark in the Park!


Look-alike Dog and Owner Contest 2018 - Photo courtesy of Quinn Martin

Pet/Owner Look-Alike Contest

On the Sage Veterinary Centers Stage at 11:00am

The Look-Alike Contest brings out the best in dogs and their best friends and proves they really do look alike!

Photo courtesy of Quinn Martin. 2019 Contest, L-R:
3rd Place—Apollo the Bully and owner Judyn
2nd Plac —JQ with owners Eliana and sister
Sean O’Kane, Contest Master of Ceremonies
1st Place—Lola and her owner, Bodie


Winner of the the Bark in the Park 2018 Costume Contest- Photo courtesy of Quinn Martin

Dog-Costume Contest

On the Sage Veterinary Centers Stage at 12:00 Noon

Contestants put on their pet’s best look and enter to win. Competition is always stiff, but all are were welcome!

Photo courtesy of Quinn Martin. 2019 Contest, L-R:
3rd Place—Bolt, the girl scout, with owner Kate Wiley
2nd Place—Cleveland, Ruby and Wanda dressed as Stranger Things flower monsters, with  owners, Laura, Morley, Jim and Abby
Sean O’Kane, Contest Master of Ceremonies
1st Place —Koko, the octopus, with owner Suzi


Tail Wagging Contest

Happy-Dog Tail-Wagging Contest

On the Sage Veterinary Centers Stage at 1:00pm

The tail-wagging-est, friendliest dog wins this wag-off.

Photo courtesy of Quinn Martin. 2019 Contest, L-R:
1st Place—Bolt and his owner, Ian
2nd Place—Monty and his owner, Michael
3rd Place—Charlotte and her owner, Crystal

 


Bark in the Park 2022 Contest Sponsors

A big BOW WOW to our 2022 Contest Sponsors, who’ll be  providing prizes for First, Second, and Third Place Contest Winners!