21 Jul 2017

Berry Best Dressed Contest

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Get your creative juices flowing and enter your child in the first annual Berry Best Dressed Costume Contest and Parade on Sunday August 27th during the Blackberry Arts Festival in downtown Coos Bay. All children ages 0 to 5 are welcome to participate. Registration and check-in will be on Sunday, August 27th at the Coos Bay Downtown Association Booth located on Central and 2nd street. All entries must be accompanied by a guardian/parent that can give permission for participation.  Judging will be done prior to the parade. The Costume parade will start at the CBDA booth and march down Central to 3rd street to the front of the stage. Winners will be crowned and prizes awarded at the end of the parade. Costumes will be judged based on creativity and best use of the blackberry theme. Costumes must be self-contained. Connections to electrical sockets will not be available.  It’s a family costume contest so keep it fun and G-rated.


12:30pm-1:00pm: Onsite Costume Contest Registrations/Judging

1:00pm: Costume Contest Parade line up down Central Ave to stage area on 3rd street

1:30pm: Costume Contest Awards stage area on 3rd street


Check-in and judging at the CBDA booth located on 2nd street. You must be present and in costume at the judging area with a completed registration form and validated to be included in the contest. Judging will also begin at that time, no exceptions as we have a tight schedule to keep before the Parade at 1:00pm.


All entrants will have a chance to parade in front of the judges and have their name announced.

You will need to remain throughout the Costume Contest to be eligible for an award.

First Prize Photo shoot with Too Sweet Photography (a $75 value)

Second Prize Gift Certificate from Remember When Toys (a $25 value)

Third Prize Gift Certificate from The Pottery Co. (a $20 value)

Crowd Favorite Gift Certificate from The Pottery Co (a $10 value)


The judges shall have the sole authority and discretion to select the winners.  Minors must have permission from a legal guardian to participate. By entering the contest, all participants consent to the commercial use of their name, picture, and likeness for advertising and publicity/promotional purposes without further compensation.

Each participant shall indemnify, defend, and hold the Coos Bay Downtown Association harmless from any third-party claims arising from or related to that entrant’s participation in the contest.