When I learned that Chestertown was having its annual pug parade, I had to attend. The basic premise, as far as I can tell, is crazy pug owners travel from miles away to show off their dogs in crazy costumes. Proceeds go towards the local high school’s college scholarship.
This year, I saw Pocahontas, 4 flavors of m&ms, a full band of 60s rock musicians (including one with dreadlocks), Pug Dynasty (of duck fame), and many more. Owners with license plates proclaiming their love for pugs traveled from other states to stand around in the rain with their costumed dogs. I saw license plates as far away as NJ, but the organizer told me he’s had people come from Virginia just for this event.
If there are two things we can take away from this its:
1) Pug owners are crazy
2) Pugs are ridiculously cute
Below are some photos from the event. If you want to go, they have it every year in Oct.