Ugly Dog

To celebrate Bohemia Mining Days' 60th Anniversary, BMD Festival Coordinator Cindy Weeldreyer interviewed former BMD planners, rummaged through memorabilia stashed away in files, and looked through scrapbooks looking for nuggets from the past to honor our “Diamond Jubilee”, a significant milestone in BMD history.

One of those "nuggets" is the Ugly Dog Contest from the 1980's and 1990's.  When previous organizers were asked about it, they said it was a fun and popular activity in their era.

Dog lover Linda Sexton stepped up to organize the event for us this year as a fundraiser to help with festival operational costs.

For more information, please call Linda at 541-913-9586.


Trophies awarded for first place in each category.  Ribbons awarded for second & third place winners.  Each entry receives a raffle ticket for sponsor-donated prizes.

  • Owner/Dog Look-Alike

  • Dog with Best Tricks

  • Best Costume

  • Ugliest Dog

How to Register

Registration forms can be downloaded here.  Registration fees can be paid with cash or check only.  All proceeds benefit festival operations.

For insurance reasons, any dog that is not friendly toward people and other dogs and is not under the owner’s control at all times will be asked to leave the park.  The City of Cottage Grove requires all dogs to be leashed in city parks.

  • Pre-Registration

    Payments must be received by July 17th.  Please make checks payable to BMD.  Mail payments to: BMD | P.O. Box 1297 | Cottage Grove, OR 97424

  • On-Site Registration

    Sign up at Feud Headquarters (next to Bohemia City Hall, aka Info Booth) during the festival (July 18th-20th).


July 17th
Pre-Registration Deadline

Payments and application must be received by this date to qualify for pre-registration discount.

Sat: 4:00 p.m.
Ugly Dog Contest

Contest held at Gazebo Stage.

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