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Posted on: July 15, 2019

[ARCHIVED] "Arts festival returns to Hermitage"

Arts Fest Dog Costume Contest 2019

"HERMITAGE — They were too small to be real dinosaurs, but the dogs nonetheless sported some colorful and sometimes scaly costumes.

Taking part in a “dogasaurus”-themed dog show were about four dogs with costumes ranging from stegosauruses to triceratopses, who were given awards in categories such as “most unique” to “best costume.”

Pushing around her dog dressed as a baby triceratops in an “egg” was Danielle Pursel of Hermitage with her dog Winston, who seemed to enjoy the attention of dozens of onlookers.

“He has a fun time, but you can tell he’s definitely excited when the costume comes off,” Pursel said.

Held at 1 p.m. Sunday, the dog show was one of the many attractions at the Hermitage Arts, Food and Music Festival held Saturday and Sunday at Rodney White Olympic Park in Hermitage....

Festival organizers Mary Ellen McKendry and Ed Chess said the event had 45 vendors this year, which likely drew about 2,000 to 3,000 people over the course of the weekend. While some vendors are new every year, around half tend to be vendors who have returned every year of the festival’s 15-year history, McKendry said...."

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