The Friends of Fort Knox announced the creation of a new special event for the 2014 Fort Knox and Observatory operating season, which is called Pet Show Weekend. The two-day event will provide an opportunity for pet lovers to enter their special friends in a fun filed contest at the Fort. The event will take place Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 9 and 10, from 11 a.m. until it concludes. The weekend will feature “dogs only Saturday” and “all other pets day,” on Sunday.

Pet Show Weekend event organizers said that rather than focusing on best-breed aspects of usual pet shows that this event will focus on fun contest categories. The pet show judging categories include cutest, owner look-alike, most friendly, best pet trick, best name, best pet costume and funniest/ugliest looking. There are no pet registration fees, but owners are responsible for their pet’s behavior.

The pet show is also seeking vendors or those who provide pet services to attend this new event. Organizers feel that this could be a great opportunity for businesses to demonstrate their product and skills. The pet show will also offer educational demonstrations for attendees.

Pet registration forms and vendor registration forms may be found on the Friends of Fort Knox web site For further information people may call 469-6553 or email