My Dog Loves Central Park Country Fair
Naumburg Bandshell (Mid-Park at 72nd Street)

Saturday, September 24, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm (weather permitting; no rain date.)


Mark your calendars, and don't forget to bring Sparky (on leash, please)! Central Park Paws, a program of the Central Park Conservancy, invites dogs and owners of all ages to celebrate Central Park's vibrant dog community and promote responsible stewardship of the Park at our 9th Annual My Dog Loves Central Park Country Fair. This free event features:


...THE BEST IN PARK DOG SHOW under the direction of David Muriello of Bisquits & Bath. Dogs and owners who show good dog behavior in three preliminary rounds throughout the day will compete for the title of 2011 Best in Park Dog at 2:30 pm,


...GAMES AND CONTESTS hosted by emcee Jeremy Johnson on the Bandshell stage where dogs can "strut their stuff,"


...CELEBRITY JUDGES, including:

  • Prince Lorenzo Borghese, animal advocate, star of the reality TV series THE BACHELOR, founder/President of Royal Treatment Italian Pet Spa products
  • Karen Biehl, star of NYC Life's reality series "Doggie Moms," owner of Eli the Celebrity Chihuahua, committee member of NYC 4 ACC, supporter of animal charities and events
  • Wendy Diamond, pet lifestyle guru, media personality, and founder/editor of ANIMAL FAIR magazine
  • Julia Szabo, a.k.a. Pet Reporter, the author of six books and the daily "Living With Dogs" column for


...A TOP TIPS TENT, where experts will offer demonstrations and advice on a range of topics,




Lend us a hand on event day! Learn how to volunteer here.


Learn more about dogs in Central Park here.


No advance registration. For more information, call 212-360-1461.


Central Park Paws 



Time: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM